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Iran
Emamzadeh Hashem
Emamzadeh Hashem (12)
Trip Date:2006-03-10 - 2006-03-13
# Photos:10 [View]
Countries visited:Iran
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Normaly, south path is used for transportation between Tehran and Mashhad which is shorter and safer. But north path is more beautiful with many fantastic landscapes.
Main cities in the way from Tehran to Mashhad are Sari, Gorgan and Bojnurd.
Imamzadeh Hashem was our first stop in the west of Tehran. The shrine with a beautiful interior architecture is located on Haraz pass and the snowy landscape of its village is right under the foot. In the continue, Damavand the highest mountain of Iran is visible from the road. Its peak with 5671m height is realy splendid.
Getting close to Amol, snow mountain views gradually convert to green heels and yellow flower fields which continue to Sari. Had left Sari, we changed the way toward Nirougah to visit our friends in that industrial shore. Back to Sari, We decide to visit a dam near the city. The misty road toward dam was beautiful itself, too.
South scene of Sari-Gorgan road is jungle mountains. After Gorgan we select a narrow path to close to mountains. We found very beautiful landscapes including a lake right where not expected.
Again on the main way we select another road which finally ended by a waterfall in the heart of a forest.
Next place on the way is Golestan national park. The road deeply crosses through this intact ambient. The signs on the road side tell that wild animals may appear in this area.
The high city of Bojnurd is located after a snowy pass in the mountains. Views of snow-covered mountains are also visible in north of Bojnurd-Mashhad road out of reach.
Mashhad is the most holy city of Iran because of Imam Raza’s shrine which attracts many pilgrimages from different Muslim countries. Imam Reza is one of 12 saints in Islam and greatly regarded by Shia Muslims. The shrine is the best sample of Persian-Islamic architecture in Iran but photography is forbidden.
As we were a little in hurry in this trip, unfortunately I lost shooting many scenes. Also I encountered vigorous shortage of battery. Photography when screen is off and without review is hard for me. Anyway, I posted some photos and hope you like them. I am eager to your critiques!
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