Over the last few weeks I’ve been focusing a lot on photographing Dubai as the weather has been just perfect and I’ve been saving some of the other travel images for a later date. As you might remember if you’re visiting the blog before about a month ago I spent a few days in the beautiful town of Esfahan in Iran.
Esfahan is a city full of history and probably one of the most impressive places in Iran. It feels very unspoiled with old mosques lining up the Naqsh-e Jahan Square in the central part of town and the bazaar alleys stretching for miles around the square. On the West side of the square lies the Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque which was the first structure to be built here in 1618 and although from the outside it does not look very impressive, once you get inside you are left in awe! We were very lucky to get in right after the opening time and for a few brief moments we had the place to ourselves which makes the experience even better.
Although I have some shots with the mosque empty, I chose to post the shot below because I like the way everybody seems to be looking up at the beautiful tiles that adorn the ceiling.
On another note, if you live in Dubai, you should mark next week in your calenders as a new art festival will take place at WildPeeta close to World Trade Center Dubai. The festival is called TwingeDXB and it will take place between 10th and 16th of December, with each night being dedicated to a different art form. Throughout the festival some of my prints will be displayed on the WildPeeta walls alongside paintings by Dubai based artist Noha Mourad.