Amin Ad-Doleh Caravanserai

Timche Amin-Al-Doleh, Bazaar of Kashan
Timche Amin-Al-Doleh, Bazaar of Kashan

Amin Ad-Doleh Caravanserai (Persian: Timche-Aminoddole) is an old caravansarai in the Bazaar of Kashan belonging to the Qajar dynasty made during 1863 and 1867. The master Ali Maryam Kashani was the architecture of this glamorous splendid feat.

Timche Amin ol-dolleh Kashan, Honeycomb Structure ceiling
Timche Amin Al-Doleh Kashan, Honeycomb Structure ceiling

A Timche is known as a covered Caravanserai. The architecture is a masterpiece in art and Symmetrical honeycomb tilework and brickwork is apparently impressive.

Timche Amin ol-dolleh Kashan, Honeycomb Structure ceiling
 Amin Al-Doleh Caravanserai with Honeycomb Structure

The Kashan Bazaar has been a significant point along the Silk Road.

Timche Amin Al-Doleh, Kashan
Timche Amin Al-Doleh, Kashan

 

Alavian Dome Hamedan

Alavian Dome Hamedan, photo credit Hosein Paknahad
Alavian Dome Hamedan, photo credit Hosein Paknahad

Alavian Dome in the chahar-bagh district, Hamedan is a masterpiece of architecture specifically in stucco and brickwork from the Islamic Golden Age.

Brickwork, Alavian Dome
Brickwork, Alavian Dome

This dome is a monument returning to the Seljuq dynasty (1104-1307) and was first a mosque constructed by the Alavian (a Shia minority of that time) which then they added a basement for burial mausoleums.

Dome Alavian Hamadan, photo credit alaedin.travel
Dome Alavian Hamadan, photo credit alaedin.travel
Stucco, Dome Alavian Hamadan, photo credit alaedin.travel
Stucco, Dome Alavian Hamadan, photo credit alaedin.travel

The dome collapsed during the years but in recent years it was reconstructed.

Alavian Ruin Mosque Hamedan, Pascal Coste Painting
Alavian Ruin Mosque Hamedan, Pascal Coste Painting
Alavian Dome Hamedan, photo credit Hosein Paknahad
Alavian Dome Hamedan, photo credit Hosein Paknahad