Nighttime Alleydiving in Birjand’s Old Town

Ali Torkzadeh
Apr 17, 2018 · 1 min read

The dusty alleys behind the Birjand’s bazaar contain architecture of the days gone by. A quiet stroll at night made me nostalgic, followed by the usual wonderment how could a people abandon such symmetrical beauty for the the monstrosity that passes as Iran’s modern architecture.


Originally published at Escape from Tehran.

Escape from Tehran

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Ali Torkzadeh

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Ali Torkzadeh praises and bemoans life and travel in Iran on EscapeFromTehran.com.

Escape from Tehran

You got to leave Tehran to find the real Iran!

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