March 30

We headed for Tehran this morning, with a stop at Abyaneh. This village has been inhabited for at least 5000 years. The people who live here dress in traditional clothes for all the tourists (of which there were many).

They sold various dried fruits and green almonds (rather bitter with only a slight almond flavor and best with salt). From there we went to Karshan were we visited another mosque that is also an active religious school

and a mansion from the 1850s that had belonged to a local carpet merchant. It was beautiful and incorporated courtyard gardens, as all architecture from years ago seemed to do here.

Following that we visited the historic Fin Gardens.

Tehran was a surprise to see as it is surrounded by snow-covered mountains. The tallest peak is about 5,000 meters (almost 16,500 ft.).

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Sunset as we are nearing Tehran.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Helen Webb
    May 20, 2016 @ 16:12:15

    Thank you for this continuing report of your travels. looks beautiful!

    Reply

  2. adriannderson
    Jun 16, 2016 @ 10:52:13

    Wow! The intricate details in some of these structures are incredible. The mansion seems so enormous! What a neat place.

    Reply

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