Iran, travel

Golestan Palace, Iran: Shine on you crazy diamond.

Golestan Palace, pronounced “Kakheh Golestan”,  is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran’s capital city (Tehran). The Palace is all that remains of Tehran’s Historical Citadel (Arg). In its present state, Golestan Palace is the result of roughly 400 years construction and renovations. The buildings at the contemporary location each have a unique history.  The building complex has been built and modified during four different dynasties: Safavid, Zand, Qajar and Pahlavi. All of them left their unique traces.

I often associate music with buildings. For Golestan, it’s Pink Floyd’s Shine on you crazy diamond.

Come on you target for faraway laughter, come on you stranger,
You legend, you martyr, and shine!

We can agree that it’s an amazing piece of history and art. There’s the White Palace, The Hall of Brilliant Diamonds, The Hall of Ivory, The Hall of Mirrors, Sun Building,.. Let the photos take you through it.

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In picture: A look into Golestan Palace in Tehran

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For more photos and info, go to iranreview.

 

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