Photographer's Note

After travelling through Turkey in the summer of 1970 my friend and I spent some time in Iran, where the highlight was a few days in Esfahan.

Today's main photo was taken on our first morning. Immediately after breakfast we walked straight to this mosque, part of a large madrasa, religious school, called Chahar Bagh ("Four gardens"), built around the year 1700. I liked its elegant style very much, and there were hardly any other tourists.

Trying to identify this building only by searching the web for famous mosques of Esfahan, I was rather bewildered. I couldn't find any photo showing a similar view. But in 1970 I had been wise enough to write a diary, so the problem was quickly solved.

The Map: view will show you this place. The little yellow man will guide you into the courtyard with the pool surrounded by the buildings of the madrasa.

I decided to call this a "neglected place" in Esfahan, because looking through more than 300 TE photos from the city, going back ten years, I couldn't find even one single photo of the Chahar Bagh.

One WS shows a better known façade in Esfahan, the other a characteristic detail. All photos were scanned from Agfacolor CT18 slides.

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