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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Iran Flashback: Down in the Shazdeh Gardens

(Finally filling in a few of the gaps.)

This garden, which we visited while in Kerman, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the epitome of a desert oasis: flowers, fountains, cushions to sit on, and excellent meals under the trees.

This is the view from outside the garden -- typical Iranian dusty desert.

But behind the mosaic walls, water cascades down the tiers of a double staircase punctuated by fountains, surrounded by trees and snow-capped mountains. It's truly magical, as though the gates were some kind of portal to another world.

1 comment:

brittanymlemay said...

I read your blog frequently and I just thought I’d say keep up the amazing work! Chinese gardens

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