Persepolis – Through My Lens

Hi folks and welcome to the real FINAL photographic post from my time in Iran as I take you to the ancient city of Persepolis and the tombs of Naqsh-i-Rustam, all visited on a day trip from Shiraz. Persepolis is an ancient city dating back to between 550 and 330BC. Today it is mostly in ruins, columns and doorways and bas reliefs show what once stood on this site back in the day. A huge tomb to Artezerxes II looms over the ruins which once featured as the seat of power in the Archaemenid Empire. As with all the photos from Iran, these come from 2004 and my first ever digital camera. For some reason I thought it was a great idea to take some photos in black and white. Which I don’t think I would do now, if I wanted black and white shots it’s easy enough to convert them!

Gates to Persepolis

The Naqsh-i-Rustam tombs are around 12km from Persepolis and are carved into the rocky hills, they are quite stunning and when I was there there was a school group who also came. The period is roughly the same as Persepolis.

And thus concludes my photographic posts from Iran. I hope you enjoyed them, they have brought back some of my absolute best travel memories from a country I adored. Thanks for popping by – May the Journey Never End!


4 thoughts on “Persepolis – Through My Lens

    1. Fingers crossed I think if you are Canadian you can visit… not 100% sure with covid the land borders are closed right now but I think u can fly in albeit with 14 days quarantine which no one wants. Their vaccine program though has ramped up in the last month and that may be like many places Their plan for opening up.

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