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Islamic Architecture
 
Ali Qapu, Isfahan
Hello,

I need pictures of the Ali Qapu Palace Department (behind Ali Qapu and Hafez Street). Can somebody help me with this?
Kjan Yazdi
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Ali Qapu, Isfahan
I have a handful of pictures of Isfahan, but I don't get what exactly you want. Ali Qapu Palace Department? Do you mean the office (cultural heritage/miras farhangi) within Ali Qapu? Can you provide a Google Earth exact location of what you want?
Babak Gholizadeh
Ali Qapu, Isfahan
Hello, and thank you for your quick response.

I am writing my diploma thesis about this area and the whole Meidan Imam. In the drawing attached you can see what area I mean. If you have some more information about this site I would be greatful.

Greetings,
Kjan Yazdi
Ali Qapu, Isfahan
Hi Kjan,

The area that you've outlined appears to be the larger palace complex. The ArchNet Digital Library has some information on it at:
http://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=10621.

Look under "Associates Sites" (links below the text) to find images of famous structures within the complex; I know that Chihil Sutun Palace, for example, is located in the area that you've marked, behind Ali Qapu.

I see that the plan that you have posted above is from Klaus Herdeg's "Formal Structure in Islamic Architecture or Iran and Turkestan", which is on ArchNet at in pdf format at: . I wasn't sure if you found it on ArchNet, so wanted to point you to its online location if you hadn't seen it. The plans in this pdf are also duplicated under Maidan-i-Shah image gallery.

One advice that I have for you is to broaden your search terms (when searching online) and also look for variant names for the sites that you're researching. For example, search not only for "Meidan Imam" but also for "Meidan-e Imam", "Imam Square", "Imam Maidan", "Maidan-i Shah", "Maidan-i-Shah", "Shah Square", "Royal Plaza", etc. etc.

You may get lucky and find "tourists'" images for the sections of the palace that you're researching at websites such as Flickr, Webshots, PBase, etc. Start your search with the larger keyword "Isfahan." Or, perhaps Babak has some images for you.

Ozgur Basak Alkan
Ali Qapu, Isfahan
Hi,

If you know Farsi it must be more easier to search. Here are some Farsi sites with pictures of Isfahan:

http://www.isfahan.us/Gallery.htm

http://www.tehrantrip.com/PicEsfahan.htm

The area you marked -as you may know- consists of: Ali Qapu Palace, Isfahan Art University, a park, a site for Isfahan Library, a police station, Soureh Art College, Mesgar-ha Bazar, Bank Melli.

As I have studied right there, at Isfahan Art University, I know those parts very well. If you have any question, just ask.

Here are some pics. Give me your email if you want high res ones ;)

PS. What Ozgur said about Chihil Soton is not accurate. Chihil soton is not in the red zone, just in the left of it.

PS2. There is a book, "Sense of Unity," by Nader Ardalan, where you can find some great maps of this site.
Babak Gholizadeh
Ali Qapu, Isfahan
Backside of Aliqapu
Babak Gholizadeh
Ali Qapu, Isfahan
Aliqapu + Tohid Khaneh (now used as a conference room, at the university).

PS3. You are not accurate on Hafez street. Hafez is the one going east starting by the square. The one going west is named Sepah. The one north-south in the west side of square is Ostandary Street.

PS4. I think the book "Formal Structure..." which Ozgur mentioned is a must-see book for you. There are great pics and perspectives there.
Babak Gholizadeh
Ali Qapu, Isfahan
I was playing with new picasa, and it was fun... Anyway I upload some pics here: h**p://picasaweb.google.com/babakgh/2004_01_27Isfahan

I hope they will be useful.
Babak Gholizadeh
Ali Qapu, Isfahan
Hi Kjan, sorry for the wrong information on Chihil Sutun, and thanks, Babak, for the correction.
Ozgur Basak Alkan
Ali Qapu, Isfahan
Hello Babak,

Thank you for your great support and your tip. This is very useful for me. My email address for high resolution pictures is kjan.yazdiATgmx.de.

Thank you,
Kjan Yazdi
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