Golestan Palace … Tehran, Iran …

_MG_0022-1We didn’t do too many of the museum type sights in Tehran … and there were a few we could have gone to visit while we were here … but we decided to save some of the others for next time … instead we focused on one and spent a morning at the Golestan Palace … When the Qajar Dynasty chose Tehran as the capital for the country this Palace became their main residence … and was the Palace used by the last Shah of Iran (mostly for important ceremonies) before his abdication …

_MG_0025-1 _MG_0038-1 _MG_0032-1 _MG_0034-1 _MG_0046-1The actual grounds are really big … the Palace … surrounding buildings and Gardens now serve as a museum with different rooms displaying art/information and other objects …

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There are some really intricately detailed tiling work all over the building … a lot of these tiles were damaged / stolen during the revolution of 1979 … but those that remain are really beautiful …

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The little covered outdoor room area in the photos above and the one below was used as a lounging area … its well shaded and surprising cool … in the picture below you can see the stone bed in the background and the marble fountain/pond water feature …

_MG_0077-1 _MG_0080-1 _MG_0088-1_MG_0093-1 _MG_0090-1The mirror decorated interiors were also incredibly detailed and stunning to see …

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Some more closeups of the detailed tile paintings …

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There were a couple of other rooms we went into covered in mirrored decorations …

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The detail and intricacy of the stain glass windows was equally stunning …

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There were a lot of school kids on class trips around while we were there … it was funny cause it started with Perry being constantly approached by them saying ‘hello … welcome to Iran’ a lot of the time … then when they would see him with the rest of us they assumed we were all foreigners … and would start trying to talk to us in English too …

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That is it for this post …

Till next time …

Mina X

 

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