Architecture that has been abandoned, renovated, transformed. Iran

-Kashan, house redesigned by Shahnaz Nader.

-Kavir castle. I know very little on the ruins of castles in that region but in a way they stand a strong as any beautiful castle, set in the background of the flat desert.

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away."
(Ozymandias, Shelley)

-Le Chateau, Suse. built by Jacques de Morgan at the very end of the 19th century. Right on the ruins of Susa, archeologist Jacques de Morgan built this medival looking castle using the bricks and pieces from Aechemenid sites.

-Tehran private house designed by Aziz Farmanfarmaian. This house is important to me as not only is it one of very few residential houses left by Aziz Farmanfarmaian but it is one of the few houses in the north of Tehran. It used to be referred to as "Tapeh Kaji' for all the "Kaj" trees that used to live there.

-Yazd, Zoroastrian Fire temple.

-Tehran, near the bazaar. A mix of styles.

- Site of Apamea, near Hama, Syria. Apamea was a city built by one of Alexander the Great's general Seleucus Nicator. He called the city Apamea after his wife's name. Only one Roman street with twisting columns survive.