Photos by Ehsan Khosravi, Mehr News Agency
Tiles from a 1.5 square meter section of the dome of Chahar Bagh school, a 16-17th century cultural complex in Isfahan, Iran, have fallen. This is being blamed on the negligence of the authorities who are responsible for maintaining this historical building.
Chahar Bagh compound was built during Soltan Hossein, a Safavid king, to serve as a theological and clerical school to train those who were interested in such sciences.
The monumental portal from the main avenue of Shah Abbas leads directly into a domed octagonal vestibule. The dome and the greater part of the walls are covered in bright yellow bricks which give a feeling of lightness. The entrance gate decorated with gold facade and silver, and the tile-works inside the building are masterpieces of fine art and industry. The central court, with its pool and garden, are surrounded by arcades on two levels, each giving access to a student's room.
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