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Panorama of the Week: Golestan Palace – Tehran, Iran
Posted By Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott On November 4, 2011 @ 2:00 pm In Iran,Middle East,Panorama | 14 Comments
Persia’s Qajar dynasty kings knew how to have a good time. (Some may argue that they did so at the expense of their subjects and their country, but that’s another matter entirely.)
For now, a visual. Take a peek inside the lavishly tiled and ornate Khalvat-e-karimkhani room at Golestan Palace in Tehran, Iran. Imagine Qajar dynasty kings from 200 years ago relaxing with a water pipe in this cool outdoor lounge and waiting to greet their subjects from their marble throne.
As you open the panorama below, be sure to use the up arrow to gaze at the ceiling!
Panorama: Khalvat-e-karimkhani at Golestan Palace – Tehran, Iran
For best panorama viewing results, press fullscreen (four arrows) and navigate around with your mouse.
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