I haven’t written a post in a little while as I’ve been busy busy busy, so here are some Iranian camels to amuse you for a little while.
We start at he city of the mighty Xerxes, Persepolis.
In the processional frieze around the Apadana, the great reception hall of Persepolis, one of the Delegates leads a camel,
a rather handsome camel.
And at Naqsh-e Rustam, the site of the tomb of Xerxes, another ‘Delegate’ has brought a camel of his own.
Persia is famous for carpets, and in a carpet shop in Esfahan, camels stalk the rugs.
These ones have crazy knees.
These ones are bandy.
At the hotel in the mountain village of Abyaneh. I think that the owner must have been a camel-fan.
Finally, in the lovely city of Yazd, I spotted this frieze painted on the wall of a primary school.
And this really is the prettiest, and happiest camel in Iran.
*Old Persian proverb