Saturday, May 7, 2016

Naghsh-e Jahan

Naghsh-e Jahan


Second largest square in the world after Mao Zedong’s Tiananmen in Beijing, Naghsh-e Jahan or the pattern of the world, is surrounded by Safavid architectural ingenuity in form of Imam / Shah mosque, Sheikh Lotf Allah mosque, Ali Qapu Great Palace and Qeysarieh Portal; Each of which represent an aspect of society (religion, education, politics, and economics) and therefore creating a universe by themselves. At 512m long and 163m wide, the square has changed little since its construction, and at the ends you could see the polo goal posts. The only addition to the square is the fountains that were added by the Pahlavis. This beautiful square was registered as part of World Heritage by UNESCO.  

 

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