Si-o-Seh Pol (Bridge) - Isfahan - Iran by Bryan Freeman
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Si-o-Seh Pol or the Bridge of Thirty-three Arches in Isfahan (a.k.a. Esfahan) Iran.

This bridge is well loved by Iranians and they flock there in their hundreds, if not thousands. It is for pedestrians only so no chance of getting run over by a car or motorbike.

It was packed when we were there, both during the day and at night, probably because people had taken time off for Nowruz (New Year).

They say if you’ve been to Esfahan you’ve seen half the world. I really liked Esfahan and wished we had stayed there longer than four days. Oh, well, there’s always next time I suppose! ;-)

Further details of Si-o-Seh Pol can be found below which I got from travel-earth.com/iran/north/

Like many other of the great monuments of Isfahan, the Si-o-Seh Pol (meaning Bridge of 33 Arches) was built under the great Shah Abbas I. Under his rule, from 1587-1629, the Persian empire became one of the most powerful in the world. Abbas was the one who moved the capital from Qazvin to Isfahan, and changing the face of the new capital into becoming one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The Si-o-Seh Pol was built between 1599 and 1602.

HDR, 3 timelapse images (tripod), tonemapped, then adjusted a tad in PS

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Canon Lens 15-85mm

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Si-o-Seh Pol during the day:

Si-o-Seh Pol From The Other Side

The next bridge along from this one is Ferdowsi Bridge:

Abbasi Hotel – Esfahan:

Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque – Esfahan

Inside Imam Mosque below:

Entrance to Imam Mosque:

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I live in Sydney, Australia and love to travel. I enjoy creating landscapes scenes using my Canon DSLR cameras and lenses.

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Comments

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    sensational capture

  • Thanks Kathy, greatly appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoover 4 years ago

    Great capture, perfectly exposed.

  • Thanks Steve.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Vivek Bakshi
    Vivek Bakshiover 4 years ago

    Ohhh Bryan… this is sensational!

  • Cheers Vivek, glad you like it mate.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • mohsensa
    mohsensaover 4 years ago

    Very nice. Well done

  • Thanks Mohsen, there will be more, believe me! There’s a few nice bridges in Esfahan, a photographer’s paradise.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • DragonflyDancer
    DragonflyDancerover 4 years ago

    Outstanding image, Bryan!

  • Thank you Sabrina for your nice comment.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • nysjoyce10
    nysjoyce10over 4 years ago

    Incredible shot! i love it.

  • Thanks for your kind words Joyce.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Stunning capture!

  • Thank you Cee, appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 4 years ago

    Wow………stunning shot Bryan!! ;-))

  • Thank you Stephanie for your nice comment.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Samantha Pack
    Samantha Packover 4 years ago

    Wow, I love the reflecting in this, looks awesome

  • Thanks mythie

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 4 years ago

  • Awesome news Philip, thanks mate.

    – Bryan Freeman

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