Travel Photo – Persian hand painting in Isfahan

This photo is taken in the bazaar of Isfahan (Iran), which is one of the oldest and largest bazaars in the Middle East – dating back to the 17th century. It is situated on the northern side of the Nash-e-Jehan square,  the second biggest square in the entire world. As I was walking in the bazaar, I stumbled upon a room full of women sitting around a table hand painting pottery. I was amazed by the beauty and the accuracy of their work – and I was very happy when I was allowed to take their photos, as women were rather reluctant to have their photo taken in Iran.
Read my full blog posts from Teheran and Isfahan.
Photo: bazaar of Isfahan, Iran 2012.

Have you ever been to Iran, or is it on your travel list?

 

About the Author Elin

I´m an Oslo based web publisher with passion for communication, travel and a green lifestyle. When I travel, I prefer to go slow, sustainable, and “live like a local”. Why slow? It is about challenging the cult of speed, and to enjoy the small things in life and to live in the present.

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