Photographer's Note

I am keen to leave Tehran and take you on my journey to the hinterland where I saw many marvels. However, before leaving for Qom, via Kashan, I am posting a photo of the Grand Bazaar and one more in workshop. It is a pity that I did not spend as much time as I would have liked in this enormous bazaar but we were pressed for time. I was particularly annoyed with the short visit especially when told that its many corridors stretched for 12 km.

Wikipedia says the following in its intro:
The Grand Bazaar is a historical market situated in the capital of Iran, Tehran. Throughout its history, in addition to shops the Grand bazaar has contained banks and financiers, mosques and guest houses.

Traditionally, the Tehran bazaar was split into corridors, each specializing in different types of goods, including copper, carpets, paper, spices, and precious metals, as well as small traders selling all types of goods. Today, modern goods are available as well, in addition to the many traditional corridor traders that still survive. It is located In Arg Square and the main entrance is Sabze meydoon.

The Grand Bazaar is located in southern Tehran; its many corridors are over 10 km in length. There are several entrances, some of which are locked and guarded at night.

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