Torqabeh, 22 km from Mashhad, is famous for canework handicrafts. teahouse restaurants and ice cream sundaes.
|At Torqabeh with HA, wife & second son (MB 1980)|
|M at Torqabeh (CNB 1980)|
Mashhad's most famous landmark is no doubt the Haram-e Razavi or Imam Reza Shrine Complex (IRSC). This complex contains the shrine of Imam Reza, a mosque, a museum, a library, 4 seminaries, a cemetry, the University of Islamic Sciences, a dining hall for pilgrims, prayer halls and 7 courtyards.
|At the Haram-e Razavi (IRSC) with QJ, little B and Behzad (MB 1981)|
|An army of sweepers at the IRSC (CNB 1981)|
|With family at the IRSC (MB 1981)|
|Detail, Imam Reza Shrine complex/IRSC (CNB 1981)|
Kermanshah (considered one of the cradles of prehistoric cultures) is located in Kermanshah Province, in the western part of Iran, some 500 km from Tehran. The majority of inhabitants here are Kurds.
|At the Niloofar Sarab (Wetland), Kermanshah (1981)|
|Little B at Tagh-e Bostan, Kermanshah (CNB 1981)|
|Some boys sharing a swing with B, Tagh-e Bostan (CNB 1981)|
|Little B dancing, Kermanshah (1981)|
|Little B and friends (CNB 1981)|
|The Valley, Kermanshah (1981)|
|Poppy flowers, Kermanshah province (1981)|
Tehran, the capital city of Iran is the gateway to fly in and out of the country then. When we were in Tehran, we stay at friends' homes - it is the Iranian custom. Friends take offence if you choose to stay elsewhere other than their homes!
|At Mehdi's house, Tehran. Mehdi is a good friend of M (MB 1982)|
|At Mehdi's house, Tehran (CNB 1982)|