|Milad Tower, Tehran, 2007,435m, 6th tallest in world|
|Golestan Palace, Tehran: tiles! murals! mirrored balcony!|
|one of four sides of the Bazaar, Hamadan|
The old parts of Kashan and Yazd did have beautiful traditional houses, but as is tradition, they were courtyard homes behind high mud-and-plaster walls. New construction of residential and non-high-rise commercial buildings were not attractive; high-rises in general were also lacking in eye-appeal.
|New construction across Shordabil Lake|
In towns and cities, there was
|Construction near Shordabil Lake, Ardabi|
|Caravanserai/hotel at Bistoun;background is inscriptions by Darius the Great|
|Breakfast at Negrin Traditional House, Kashan|
Interiors in most of the more modern hotels were nothing to write home about, whether they were 3,4,or 5 star. Much of what I observed, I came to understand, was from the eye of a tourist from somewhere else. How I saw/perceived things may not have been how local people did. Certainly in villages or small towns, this could be reduced to socio-economic differences.
|New villa and hotel in countryside near Rasht|