Sheikh Lutfollah Mosque in Isfahan is unusual in not having a minaret or courtyard. It was once nicknamed the Women's Mosque because of a tunnel linking it to the Ali Qapu palace, so that women from the court could attend without being seen in public.
Iran – Long Read

Surprises behind the veil

Photo by Felipe Trueba

Iran – Long Read Surprises behind the veil

Hello Iran, a country where its external image of dour religious fundamentalism seems to bear little relationship to the reality. Supposedly closed to outsiders, its people could not be more welcoming to visitors, as they get on with partying and having fun, no matter what effort the authorities might make to stop them.

Minty Clinch
Minty Clinch Travel Writer

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