Shiraz … A Wander Through The Old City …

On my last full day in Shiraz my Aunt Mitrah tool me out to go for a wander around the older parts of Shiraz … it took a while to get there as the traffic was quite bad but once we got there and parked up we went for a wander round the streets … there are lots of traditional Iranian homes still in this area … and a there were parts which were known as the Armenian area due to a small Armenian church being there …

_MG_0597-1 _MG_0592-1 _MG_0590-1 _MG_0598-1 _MG_0604-1 _MG_0608-1 _MG_0609-1 _MG_0589-1Some of the old traditional homes had been renovated and restored … one that we went inside to see is currently being converted into a traditional handicrafts museum … it’s already looking really well looked after and I can imagine it will be beautiful when it’s finished being restored …

_MG_0603-1 _MG_0613-1 _MG_0620-1 _MG_0622-1 _MG_0623-1 _MG_0624-1 _MG_0627-1 _MG_0631-1 _MG_0640-1 _MG_0648-1 _MG_0649-1 _MG_0650-1We walked past a number of mosques and even dropped in to have a look at a hotel in the area which had been done up in a traditional fashion … we poked our head into the restaurant to have a little look around …

_MG_0586-1 _MG_0610-1 _MG_0637-1 _MG_0638-1 _MG_0652-1 _MG_0656-1 _MG_0657-1 _MG_0658-1 _MG_0659-1 _MG_0660-1 _MG_0661-1I really enjoyed this day … getting to walk around all the old parts of the city and seeing all the history … I thought it was amazing …

_MG_0667-1 _MG_0668-1 _MG_0670-1 _MG_0671-1 _MG_0672-1 _MG_0673-1My aunt even pointed out the home where my Great Grandparents used to live … which I thought was pretty awesome … (the first picture below, from the green door to the archway marks the home where they used to live) …

_MG_0675-1 _MG_0680-1 _MG_0688-1We even found the entrance to the old Armenian Church … although its currently closed off to visitors so we couldn’t go inside …

_MG_0679-1I’m looking forward to coming back here again next time I come … I spoke to my mum about it after and she told me I had been there before but as a child … which would explain why I don’t really remember it that much … but it was defiantly worth the long drive to see it …

_MG_0690-1 _MG_0693-1 _MG_0695-1 _MG_0704-1As we headed back to the car we stopped by the Fruit and Veg market and grabbed a few bits before heading back to my GRANDPARENTS FOR LUNCH …

_MG_0706-1 _MG_0709-1 _MG_0711-1Thats it for this one …

Till next time …

Mina X

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