I allowed myself to be lead around the city by two of the best guides, Nath and Gonzague. A Belgium couple over-landing on a tandem bicycle! Check out their website – Click here
Here is how we spent our day wondering around the old city captured in these photographs:
Wooden Door With Blue Bricks, Jameh Mosque, Yazd, Iran
Male Door Knocker – only men can use this knocker.
Female Door Knocker – If the women inside the building hears this knocker they then know they do not have to cover up.
Making bread in Iran – I bit more modern than Pakistan!
This lady kissed me several times on the cheek, it took me ages to work out that this was a custom in Iran!
This building stored water, which in winter would freeze and turn into ice that the people used to keep their food cool in summer.
A typical alley in Yazds
Bazaar which was closed due to special friday
Inside the dome of Jameh Mosque
Cycle shop – im just not sure when was the last time this owner cleaned?
Tile pattern of Jameh Mosque
Inside the water museum
Cooling / Wind towers – These helped keep the building a lot cooler during the summer months
This sketch shows how they get light down several stories underground – nice idea
Sugar – Iranians use sugar in there teas all the time, these guys are making the fancy sugar you find in the tea houses all around the city.
We managed to sneak up some stairs to try and get a photo overlooking the old city. In the foreground you see another water storage.