First freshly ground coffee today for many weeks...lucky the Armenians came to help out Iran. We are now in Esfahan the centre of the Islamic world and a busy city much like our own cities. The city is also famous for having the world's biggest public square. The square is ringed by three magnificent buildings that we were lucky to visit: the mosque, shrine and palace.
The dome of the mosque, by far the most impressive we have seen in Iran and the biggest. Remember these structures are all made from tiles about 15cm by 15cm in size.
Tourists from all around we're coming in to see this mosque.
The holy one...problem is the light is coming out of the wrong end!
The ceilings in the palace were recessed to avoid the sound from carrying. Below is a close up of this fine craftsmanship using plaster, no wood to be seen. I have never seen this before so we spent quite a while admiring this work.
There was a bazaar close by and we found the world's biggest 'fruit rollup'... U buy it by the length, 50cm minimum buy at 50 rials ($1.15)