Amir Chakhmaq Square and Pool

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Although described not more than an entrance portal to the bazaar, this early 19th century tiled edifice was built to serve as grand-stand for the traditional passion play,TA’ZIEH, recording the martyrdom of the Shiite third Imam, and also provided an imposing entrance to one of Yazd bazaar.

This stunning three-story facade of the takieh (a building used during the rituals to commemorate the death of Imam Hossein) is one of the most recognizable and unusual buildings in Iran.

In front of the takieh look out for the huge wooden palm, nakhl, an important centrepiece for the observance of the Shiites' passionate Ashura commemorations in the month of Moharram.

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Comments (10)

BOGDAN de Varsovie on March 11, 2012

It is a very nice photo. LIKE. Greetings from Poland. Bogdan

Rada C. Gabi (CGabi) on April 2, 2012

Am vizionat-o! Mi-a placut! Am votat-o!
Salutari din Bucuresti!

Sanaullah Khan on April 9, 2012

Like....excellent Photo "Favorite photographer"

Best Regards

Sana Ullah Khan

CWallrodt on May 5, 2012

Nice view and colours. LIKE. Greetings from Germany. Christian.

Uğur Özyurt ( uO © ) on May 10, 2012

very nice photo.greetings L

Michele Leonardi on June 18, 2012

Che sogno!

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Thanasis Germanos on July 7, 2013

Beautiful photography. LIKE Greetings Thanasis

vise81 on July 10, 2013

very nice photo!! like

saluti dall'Italia, Francesco

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  • Uploaded on March 8, 2012
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    by Stefan Sonntag (zere…
    • Camera: Minolta DSE 5400