Dec 15, 2013

Travel Diary Iran 2013 - Day 13 (Shiraz)

Back in Shiraz and tired of all the trips I decided to stay in there and have a slow pace. I went to the old parts of the town, where my parents lived when they were small children. It looked really old and decayed. It showed that the areas are part of a big city planning project and sooner or later all the buildings there must be demolished and give place for new streets and malls. Nobody knows how long they will stay but here and there you can see big empty plots between houses, like in the mouth of a poor old man, who has lost some teeth without replacing them between other sporadic survived teeth. Really sad. They have been houses that have been sold to the city, demolished to the ground with all rubble carried away. No new houses are allowed to be built there until all houses around can together be used to reform the area.

18mm, f/8, 1/200

21mm, f/8, 1/100s

28mm, f/8, 1/20s

18mm, f/8, 1/1250s

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Souriha Alley
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Shah Dayee-Allah
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  1. Thanks, I believe every single house must be surveyed inside and outside. We need a lot more pictures and movies. These are treasure. So awful to see them going, but on the other hand I don't really like to live in them neither I think nobody deserves to live in that condition in 21st century. Some back alleys are so tight you can hardly walk alongside your friend! I'm going to Shiraz next month and I'll surely go to see what is left. I lived in the city for over 20 years and i'm sure i'll be lost when I get in that area. is this behind Shahcheragh? Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Thanks. Yes, behind Shah Cheragh but much closer to Astaneh and Darvazeh Shahdaei.