Friday, April 6, 2012

Fin Garden


  Fin Garden, located in Kashan, Iran, is a fine example of an historical Persian garden.  Foundations for the garden were begun in the late 1600s under the reign of Abbas I of Persia.
 

The garden covers about 6 acres and contains a lot of water features.  The walled garden is a sharp contrast to the surrounding desert.  Surprisingly, all of the water is supplied by a spring located behind the building.

  While the garden's most notable features are the blue-green tiled canals, visitors will also enjoy the cypress trees, almond, apple, and cherry trees.  Flowers include lilies, roses, jasmine, violets, and tulips. The garden is open daily from 8 AM - 7 PM.

26 comments:

  1. I have to admit that when I think of Iran, I do NOT think of beautiful gardens and parks...shame on me! This is a gorgeous area that looks inviting!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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    1. Most people don't think of gardens when they think of Iran. Tomorrow's garden will also be from Iran.

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  2. SherryE,

    beautiful photos! I want to visit there now!

    best,
    MOV

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    1. Gardens are so enticing, aren't they?

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  3. i did not think of gardens with iran either---love the spring part

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    1. I was so amazed that all of that water came from a spring so close to the desert!

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  4. What a pretty area! That archway is beautiful, what detail! Thanks for sharing! I am enjoying traveling with you.
    until next time... nel

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    1. See you here tomorrow. We'll visit another garden in Iran.

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  5. Beautiful! I may have to try to incorporate that setting in my current WIP.

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    1. Yes, I agree, the garden is really beautiful!

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  6. The Fin garden reminds me of an enchanted forest. Again I love it. Have you ever thought of doing a book and compile them all. I would buy it.
    dreamweaver

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    1. I hadn't thought of compiling a book. Most of my writing is for children, so it never crossed my mind. I'll have to think about that. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  7. What a beautiful place! I can imagine the juxtaposition between the garden and the desert.

    ~Lynn

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  8. absolutely gorgeous. I enjoyed all of your posts so far and look forward to the rest of the alphabet. Thanks for such a lovely blog. I'm at wordsplash-joannefaries.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I'll check out your blog.

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  9. Such beautiful gardens! I agree it would make a beautiful book.

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I may pursue the book idea. We'll see.

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  10. Beautiful! New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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  11. Wow! These are unbelievably beautiful. :)

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