The Entrance to The Palace at Persepolis - Iran by Bryan Freeman

The Entrance to The Palace at Persepolis - Iran by 

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This is taken from ‘inside’ the palace looking ‘out’, if you get my meaning.

I’ve wanted to go to Persepolis for 20+ years and to finally see it up close in 2010 was a jaw-dropping, awesome dream come true.

I wanted to stay here until night fell because apparently they have fireworks over Persepolis but as I had been unwell (ie:hospitalised due to an illness) a couple of days before, we couldn’t. But next time we go to Iran I’m gonna insist….unless I get sick of course…..

Taken at Persepolis, which is a couple hours drive from Shiraz, Iran

Canon 7D
Canon Lens 15-85mm
CP Filter

More info on Persepolis below from Wikipedia

Persepolis (Old Persian Pārsa, Takht-e Jamshid or Chehel Minar) was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550-330 BCE). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran. In contemporary Persian, the site is known as Takht-e Jamshid (Throne of Jamshid) and Parseh. The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BCE. To the ancient Persians, the city was known as Pārsa, which means “The City of Persians”. Persepolis is the Greek interpretation of the name.

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The links below will take you to various sets of my work:

  1. Persepolis
  2. Pasargadae
  3. Persia
  4. Esfahan – Iran
  5. Shiraz – Iran
  6. Time Lapse
  7. Black & White
  8. High Dynamic Range – HDR
  9. Birds
  10. Sydney
  11. Luna Park – Sydney
  12. Long Flat – NSW
  13. Sofala
  14. Fireworks

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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  • Andi Surjanto
    Andi Surjantoover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Bryan !

  • Thanks very much Andi

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasover 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing with the Art of the Middle East group.

  • ’Tis a pleasure and an honour, Eyal.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • William Bullimore
    William Bullimoreover 3 years ago

    Fantastic. It must have been an awesome experience.

  • Thanks very much William. Yes, it was an awesome experience.

    – Bryan Freeman

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