Sights of Iran

Tomb of Hafez, Shiraz

The 14th-century tomb of Iranian poet Hafez has been remodeled and renovated over the years, with the most recent additions contributed by French architect Andre Godard and Iranian archeologist Ali Sami. Says Ganji: "Contrary to appearances in this picture, this place is always very busy, particularly in the late afternoons and evenings. "It's a popular site, with poets and poetry enthusiasts, groups of friends and young couples all coming together to recite Hafez's romantic poems. "I used a fisheye lens to take this photo on a day that two popular Iranian teams were playing football. Most people were at home watching the match, so it was much quieter." Tomb of Hafez, hafeziye street, Shiraz Iran;