Tehran, Iran, October 22, 2015
The Green Palace was built by the Qajars and remodelled by the Pahlavis. Reza Shah only lived here one year, apparently he didn't like the mirrored stalactites hanging from the ceiling nor the bed. It's rumoured he slept on the floor. The place reminded me of Graceland, sort of 70s style-
Around the back-
The mountain behind the palace is about 2500 meters. There's a chair lift and they downhill ski-
The Golestan Palace is also a monument to the Qajar rulers. Nasser Al-Din Shah (1841-96) built it after visiting the fine palaces in Europe.
Nasser Al-Din Shah is buried in the right corner of the above terrace-
Lunch was koofteh- a large meatball made from spices, an apricot, vegetables, rice and ground lamb. It was delicious-
After a meal, incense is burned to wish good luck-