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... of these two local celebrities in the refurbished cemetary. I couldnt locate there the tomb of the recently departed Parviz Meshkatian (santur zither maestro).
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K H O R A S A N

R A Z A V I

S A B Z E V A R - N I S H A P U R- M A S H H A D

AMOL

BABOLSAR BABOL SARI

EMAMAZADEH HASHEM

TEHRAN

RUDEHEN

CHANDIZ

KANG POL SEFID

DAMAVAND AMINABAD

FIRUZKUH

TORQABEH

MOMMENABAD DAMGHAN SEMNAN ZAMEEN-E AHOO

GARMSAR

SABZEVAR

NISHAPUR

TOOS

MASHHAD

CARAVANSERAI OF BIAQ, SABZEVAR The original Sabzevar – situated in the vincinity of the current Koshrowgerd - was destroyed by Moghols. The current Sabzevar city lies on the former Biaq town. Bottom: the shrine of Hadi « Sabzevari »

SABZEVAR SKYLINE AT SUNSET (KHORASAN RAZAVI)

JAMEH MOSQUE FROM BAZAR STOREAGES, SABZEVAR The historical city was deleted by Moghols circa 1386 AD. Nevertheless, the region still features traditional architecture and worthy landmarks.

JAMEH MOSQUE, SABZEVAR (KHORASAN RAZAVI) Original building dates back to 15 th century AD.

EWAN OF JAMEH MOSQUE, SABZEVAR

EMAMZADEH YAHYA AND BAZAR ROOFS FROM JAMEH MOSQUE ROOFTOPS, SABZEVAR

EMAMZADEH YAHYA, SABZEVAR (KHORASAN RAZAVI)

THE QUARTER OF THE KULLI (GIPSY CRAFTSMEN) BAZAR OF SABZEVAR.

THE 44 METER HIGH KOSHROWGERD MINARET, Relief of a former pre-moghol mosque, 5 Km west of Sabzevar (Khorasan Razavi). I climbed it…

SURROUNDINGS OF KHOSHROWGERD FROM TOP OF KOSHROWGERD MINARET (SABZEVAR, KHORASAN RAZAVI)

SABZEVAR HEIGHTS OUTSKIRTS (german trekker web source)

BAZAR OF NISHAPUR (KHORASAN) Despite this legendary city was totally deleted by Moghols, we did appreciate the substitute / relocated one ! Here the bazar, as reconstructed by Safavids.

NISHAPUR - SHRINES OF MYSTICAL POETS KHAYYAM (RIGHT) AND ATTAR (LEFT) Inhabitants could preserve and accomodate the tombs of these two local celebrities in the refurbished cemetary. I couldnt locate there the tomb of the recently departed Parviz Meshkatian (santur zither maestro).

USTAD HAJJ MUHAMAD DEHNAVI (NISHAPUR ) This legendary shawm player and dealer is a revivalist star of the local music. He is famous as a leader of the « Nishapur regional music band », the official troupe of the homonymous city. He collects and deals shawms or reed pipes from all over the Khorasan. The shop itself is a unique experience for folklorists. This is situated in the abbassi caravanserai, Emam Khomeini Street, Nishapur.

TEACHING ROOM OF USTAD POURHEIDARIAN (NISHAPUR ) This school for dotar playing is also situated in the abbassi caravanserai, Emam Khomeini Street, Nishapur. Examples of instruments originate from Khorasan and Herat.

BINALUD MOUNTAINS - NISHAPUR En route to Dizbad valley, we have also appreciated wonderful landscapes on the plains of the antique Nishapur location.

BINALUD HEIGHTS - NISHAPUR (german trekker web source)

DIZBAD , BINALUD MOUNTAINS - NISHAPUR A green valley is hosting there a less known communitv of Ismailis.

MASHHAD (KHORASAN RAZAVI)

MOMENIYYEH MOSQUE a.k.a. « GONBAD-E SABZ », MASHHAD. The place is reportedly the shrine of Muhammad MOMMEN « ASTARABADI » (d. 708 AD ? 904 AD ?) a theologian and a famous sufi Dhahabi.

ARMORIES OF THE KHAKSAR DERVICHES COVENT, MOMENIYYEH SQUARE (MASHHAD)

CURRENT COVENT OF THE ZHAHBIYYAH DERVICHES (MASHHAD)

IN THE DHAHBIYYAH DERVICHES COVENT (MASHHAD)

MASJID HAFTOD-O DO TAN (MASHHAD) A mosque of the 15th century under repair, in the neigbourhood of Mashhad bazar and Emazm Reza shrine.

MOSQUE GOHARSHAD (UNSEEN ANGLE, ARCHIVE)

SHRINE OF EMAM REZA SEVERAL DECADES AGO (ARCHIVE)

SHRINE OF EMAM REZA 2012 (GOOGLE EARTH )

SHRINE OF EMAM REZA (MASHHAD) The continuously enlarged Emam REZA Shrine transformed the city in a gigantic city. Except the continuous flow of pilgrims, the city is now about 3 millions permanent inhabitants. enclosure, Mashhad (Khorasan Razavi)

« THE HEART OF IRAN BEATS IN MASHHAD » Pilgrims at gates of the Emam REZA Shrine (Astaneh Qods Razavi) enclosure.

ASTANEH QODS RAZAVI, MASHHAD (KHORASAN RAZAVI)

SPECTACULAR KANG VILLAGE, TORQABEH (PROVINCE OF KHORASAN RAZAVI)

KANG VILLAGE, TORQABEH (PROVINCE OF KHORASAN RAZAVI)