Images of Iran
|by John Walker
Central courtyard of the Bogh'é-yé Shah-é Cheragh in Shiraz, looking back toward the dome, minarets, and entrance gates (the outside of the gate to the right was shown in the previous picture). The entrances to the shrine (one for men, one for women, in the usual fashion) are at the centre of the structure below the dome. The entire shrine is decorated in faceted mirror work and is one of the most spectacular sights I've ever seen. Photography is prohibited inside the shrine, so you'll have to use your imagination (nor could a still photo possibly capture the constantly shifting play of light and colour).