Stepping Back in Time – the Medieval Village of Taft, Iran

The medieval village of Taft is only a short drive from the center of Yazd and is home to a significant Zoroastrian community. Wandering the narrow streets is a pleasant way to spend a morning. Ripe pomegranates emanate  from the walled gardens of traditional homes. Open doorways provide a peek into the still largely agrarian society. The local women’s bright head scarves were a marked contrast … Continue reading Stepping Back in Time – the Medieval Village of Taft, Iran

Yay for Yazd | Iran

Anyone with the good fortune to visit Iran must include Yazd on the itinerary.  Located in southeast Iran between the Kavir and Lut deserts, the city was a major stop on the caravan routes (Marco Polo called it “a good and noble city”). Yazd’s location and aridity spared it from the Mongol invasion preserved its traditional architecture. This photo gives a little perspective of the enormity  of … Continue reading Yay for Yazd | Iran