IMAM REZA SHRINE, MASHHAD, Iran – Beneath giant chandeliers and surrounded by bewilderingly intricate mirror artwork and calligraphy sits this nation’s equivalent of the Wailing Wall. Dar-al Hojjeh is an immense underground hall adjacent to the burial chamber of Imam Reza (Persian: امام رضا), whose 1000-year-old shrine is Iran’s spiritual nucleus and the world’s largest..
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IMAM REZA SHRINE, MASHHAD, Iran – It’s called the Window of Steel, through which millions of Shia pilgrims try to find hope and healing. For the tourist, it can provide a fascinating – and at times heart-wrenching – peak into mankind’s universal urge to touch something greater than himself. The Window of Steel (a.k.a Fulad..
[photonav url=/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/tajrish_tehran_bazaar_ali.torkzadeh.com-195419.jpg mode=drag360 popup=colorbox animate=left position=right container_width= container_height=200] Imāmzādeh Sāleh (Persian: امامزاده صالح) is a shrine and mosque in north Tehran, known as the burial place of the brother of Imam Reza. For the foreign tourist, the intricate tile-work outside and the interior mirror-work can be mesmerizing. For me, just sitting in the plaza or..