The mausoleum of al-Rashid, who was a Abbasid Caliph from 1135 to 1136

The mausoleum of al-Rashid, who was a Abbasid Caliph from 1135 to 1136

al-Rashid was defeated by the the Seljuq Turks in Baghdad and later he fled to Isfahan

al-Rashid was defeated by the the Seljuq Turks in Baghdad and later he fled to Isfahan

The deposed caliph was attacked close to the Shahrestan Bridge by the Hashshashin in 1138

The deposed caliph was attacked close to the Shahrestan Bridge by the Hashshashin in 1138

The mausoleum of al-Rashid was closed at the time of my visit but I could only manage to take this photo from the window

The mausoleum of al-Rashid was closed at the time of my visit but I could only manage to take this photo from the window

I saw this large complex being built beside the road

I saw this large complex being built beside the road

I was told by the taxi driver that it was a Shaheed Complex which were going to house many buildings inside

I was told by the taxi driver that it was a Shaheed Complex which were going to house many buildings inside

It has a beautiful mosque with tall minarets

It has a beautiful mosque with tall minarets

City of Isfahan seen from the Ali Qapu Palace

City of Isfahan seen from the Ali Qapu Palace

A typical wing of the Grand Bazaar of Isfahan - this bazaar closes for few hours around lunch time

A typical wing of the Grand Bazaar of Isfahan - this bazaar closes for few hours around lunch time

A pathway leading to the hotel I was staying in - the fountain in the middle is of Safavid design

A pathway leading to the hotel I was staying in - the fountain in the middle is of Safavid design

A street next to the hotel is one of many typical small streets (koche) in Isfahan

A street next to the hotel is one of many typical small streets (koche) in Isfahan

The interior (lobby) of the hotel I was staying in - what was the most impressive thing about this hotel was that the amount of the Persian decorations

The interior (lobby) of the hotel I was staying in - what was the most impressive thing about this hotel was that the amount of the Persian decorations

The walls and ceiling in the lobby area was adorned with the paintings

The walls and ceiling in the lobby area was adorned with the paintings

Beautiful ceiling of the hotel - this hotel was recommended by my guide in Kashan

Beautiful ceiling of the hotel - this hotel was recommended by my guide in Kashan

One of the many paintings on the walls of the hotel

One of the many paintings on the walls of the hotel

Most of the artistic details were depicting from the Safavid architecture style which is itself borrowed from the centuries of Iranian domination in the region

Most of the artistic details were depicting from the Safavid architecture style which is itself borrowed from the centuries of Iranian domination in the region

This art work represents a pomegranate tree laden with its' fruit

This art work represents a pomegranate tree laden with its' fruit

Some of the flags on display inside the lobby of the hotel

Some of the flags on display inside the lobby of the hotel

This is a small street which is named after famous Iranian vizier Nizam al-Molk (Abu Ali Hasan ibn Ali Tusi)

This is a small street which is named after famous Iranian vizier Nizam al-Molk (Abu Ali Hasan ibn Ali Tusi)

Front door of the resting place of Nizam al-Molk, who rose to power in the 11th century during the rule of the Seljuk Empire

Front door of the resting place of Nizam al-Molk, who rose to power in the 11th century during the rule of the Seljuk Empire

The Assassins (Hashshashin) murdered this great vizier and he died on 14 October 1092

The Assassins (Hashshashin) murdered this great vizier and he died on 14 October 1092

A broken fountain next to the mausoleum of Nizam al-Molk - beside his gravestone there are two other gravestones which belong to Malik-Shah I and his wife Tarkan Khatun

A broken fountain next to the mausoleum of Nizam al-Molk - beside his gravestone there are two other gravestones which belong to Malik-Shah I and his wife Tarkan Khatun

A building opposite the grave of Nizam al-Molk - it appears to be a mosque

A building opposite the grave of Nizam al-Molk - it appears to be a mosque

Corner of the mud building where Nizam al-Molk is buried it looks very humble

Corner of the mud building where Nizam al-Molk is buried it looks very humble

Two cars parked beside the mud wall, next to the mausoleum of Nizam al-Molk

Two cars parked beside the mud wall, next to the mausoleum of Nizam al-Molk

A sign at the entrance of the mausoleum of Baba Qasim - his full name was Muhammad Baba al-Qasim al-Isfahani

A sign at the entrance of the mausoleum of Baba Qasim - his full name was Muhammad Baba al-Qasim al-Isfahani

Main door of the mausoleum of Bab Qasim - it is dated from the 14th century (il-Khanid period)

Main door of the mausoleum of Bab Qasim - it is dated from the 14th century (il-Khanid period)

The entrance portal and the interior are covered extensively with mosaic faience of a high quality

The entrance portal and the interior are covered extensively with mosaic faience of a high quality

Twin minarets of Darozziafe are seen next to the Hussainia Rizvi

Twin minarets of Darozziafe are seen next to the Hussainia Rizvi

These minarets are located in the old Jouybare quarter on the Ebn-e-Sina street, not far from the Sarban Minaret

These minarets are located in the old Jouybare quarter on the Ebn-e-Sina street, not far from the Sarban Minaret

This structure was built in the 14th century

This structure was built in the 14th century

It has two typical Persian minarets rising above the portal

It has two typical Persian minarets rising above the portal

There are two open arches in the portal one lies at the bottom and this one is in the middle

There are two open arches in the portal one lies at the bottom and this one is in the middle

A makeshift car park in the old quarter of Isfahan - this part of Isfahan was the centre of the city during the Seleucid era

A makeshift car park in the old quarter of Isfahan - this part of Isfahan was the centre of the city during the Seleucid era

Many of the buildings in Isfahan are very old ane need some attention but most of the structures are in good shape

Many of the buildings in Isfahan are very old ane need some attention but most of the structures are in good shape

Entry portal of the Hussainia Rizwi - this building may be used for the religious studies

Entry portal of the Hussainia Rizwi - this building may be used for the religious studies

A closer look at the decorative details of the porch

A closer look at the decorative details of the porch

An open area opposite the Hussainia Rizvi in Isfahan

An open area opposite the Hussainia Rizvi in Isfahan