For women, these holidays are the perfect opportunity to express their femininity. For one night can wear colorful dresses, low-cut, very showy and free hairstyles show off the veil, only to return the next day, like Cinderella at the request sobriety.The attention to aesthetics sometimes reaches manic levels, probably as a response to the sobriety imposed from above. Resort to a very marked makeup and cosmetic surgery of the nose is very common; postoperative patch instead of generating unease, typical causes that pride of those who are aligned to a status symbol. Everywhere we met friendly and charming people in a rich ancient culture and environment .
Divided into streets, in each of which takes place a different activity: the gold road, carpets, etc. of copper. In addition to the shops, you will find unexpected corners with mosques, hidden gardens and shady, dining options.The architecture, as in any part of the world, has been influenced by historical events, religious and cultural since an era dating back to at least 5000 BC The most significant influence on the architectural styles was that exerted before the religion of Zarathustra and then Islam. Most of the larger buildings were built for religious purposes, even the Christian churches have often included Islamic elements, but the influences of religion are also evident in the buildings to other uses.
When you travel to Iran you see the mosques are everywhere in the world the symbol of Islam. Its forms can be very varied; generally consist of a large open central space, where they grow trees and flowers around a fountain and a large main entrance, flanked by minarets cylindrical tapered toward the top and covered with colored tiles or mosaics, which opens on the side facing Mecca and it introduces into a shrine covered by a dome. On the other three sides of the central space there are arcades and loggias. The Shiite Islam is very focused on the personal cult of saints and martyrs, therefore, mausoleums and tombs are very frequent in almost all cities.There are other types of building: from tea shops, the marvelous pavilions in the gardens, for some of the most majestic structures the world has been able to see and caravanserais that, over the centuries, were built along the Silk Road and is used as hotels for parking, both as a storage warehouses for goods.
The availability of clay, easily retrievable, encouraged the most primitive of all the construction techniques, with mud molded, compressed and dried in the sun to get bricks.The clay used has not yet been completely abandoned in the recovery of ancient villages; in combination with straw and in animal dung is a highly insulating plaster, although poor resistance to wind and rain, however, that in these areas are very scarce. The ancient center of Isfahan and the village of Abyaneh, which we visited, are an example of application of this technique come down to us because they applied at sites declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site and, therefore, I think, subject to constraints such as the use of old materials for storage. In the last resort the result of a reddish color is given by the fact that the mountains around, from which the route was the clay, are rich in ferrous material