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Monday, 1 March 2010

Tea Rooms, Bazaars and florists - Persian style....


The usual suspects seated for tea. Try it black, unsweetened and with the juice of a fresh orange squeezed into it. In the foreground is the small fountain which sits directly beneath the vaulted dome and domed vent which crowns it. Around the edge of the fountain are the "Hubbly-Bubbly" Pipes which accompany the tea...

Parts of the Bazaar are ancient and parts a bit of a disaster waiting to happen. The vaulted dome in this, an older section, is decorated with stucco work and must have been stunning in its orginial state. An idea of the throng can be got by the crowd here.

Fancy some flowers? This flower seller's shop was almost overwhelming, though most of these are artificial, some are real. Spot the difference....

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