As some of you know I am mostly housebound for a few weeks as I broke a bone in my foot and I have to give it a chance to heal. Given last year’s injury, I am now the self-proclaimed “queen of the broken bones” though I am really hoping to pass that mantel to someone else, not that I would want any of you to be the taker.

But enough self-pity, as I was editing my images for my previous blog post on Iran (Welcome to Iran…), I noticed that I had numerous images taken from the ground looking up. In retrospect, this is not hugely surprising as the ceilings of some of the buildings In Iran are magnificent– the tiles, the colors, the shapes, the geometry, one just cannot stop looking up. And it is the case not only for the mosques but for an array of other buildings like bazaars, windcatchers, caravanserais,…

Though this is not the kind of photography I usually post, since I have a little more time in my hands, I decided to share them with you. Think of this as a bonus post! If this is not something that is of interest to you, stay tuned as the next post will be (mostly) about beautiful Esfahan.

But from now on I will make sure to look up wherever I go (and down and right and left so as to ensure no more broken bones).

Enjoy,

France

Bazaar, Kerman
Bazaar, Kerman
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz
Jameh Mosque, Esfahan
Jameh Mosque, Esfahan
Hafez Mausoleum, Shiraz
Hafez Mausoleum, Shiraz
Chehel Sotun Palace, Esfahan
Chehel Sotun Palace, Esfahan
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz
Qanat, an underground water system
Qanat, an underground water system
Mausoleum of Shah Cheragh, Shiraz
Mausoleum of Shah Cheragh, Shiraz
Caravanserai, Meybod
Caravanserai, Meybod
Windcatcher in the Dola Abat Garden, Yazd
Windcatcher in the Dola Abat Garden, Yazd
Chehel Sotun Palace, Esfahan
Chehel Sotun Palace, Esfahan
Sheik Lotfallah Mosque, Esfahan
Sheik Lotfallah Mosque, Esfahan
Mausoleum of Shah Cheragh, Shiraz
Mausoleum of Shah Cheragh, Shiraz
Imam Mosque, Esfahan
Imam Mosque, Esfahan
Ali Qapu Palace, Esfehan
Ali Qapu Palace, Esfehan
Borujerdi House, Kashan
Borujerdi House, Kashan
Jameh Mosque, Natanz
Jameh Mosque, Natanz
Ali Qapu Palace, Esfahan
Ali Qapu Palace, Esfahan
Jameh Mosque, Natanz
Jameh Mosque, Natanz
Borujerdi House, Kashan
Borujerdi House, Kashan
Ali Qapu Palace, Esfahan
Ali Qapu Palace, Esfahan
Garden of Fin, Kashan
Garden of Fin, Kashan
Borujerdi House, Kashan
Borujerdi House, Kashan
Old Jameh Mosque, Tehran
Old Jameh Mosque, Tehran
Borujerdi House, Kashan
Borujerdi House, Kashan
Chehel Sotun Palace, Esfahan Esfahan
Chehel Sotun Palace, Esfahan

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11 Responses

  1. These images are so beautiful, I’m not surprised you spent a great deal of time looking up. The geometry is breathtaking, and I think there is also meaning in the patterns.

    1. Thank you Julie. These ceilings are indeed amazing. The level of craftsmanship and artistry is beyond words. I am sure you are right about the patterns having meaning. I wish I knew more. Thanks for caring about my small injury. I ‘ll recover. Warmly, France

  2. Fantastic work, France. Yikes, the foot is not good! I am so sorry to hear that. If anyone knows about injured feet, it is me; and it is debilitating to say the least. The photos remind me of all the Mandalas I have been drawing and coloring….while my ankle and foot heals! Hope to see you next time in LJ.

    1. Thanks Barbara. Yes I remember that you suffered from a foot injury for a very long time. I hope you have fully recovered from it. As for my injury, it is hard to tell at this point, I think I am slowly healing but who knows. I am sure your Mandalas are beautiful. Warmly, France

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