The Ancient City of Persepolis, Iran - It's No Disneyland | Nate | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

 

This city was once the richest on Earth. The ancient city of Persepolis - Iran – was founded more than two and a half thousand years ago. Ceremonial capital of the Archaemenid empire, thriving for a couple of hundred years or so, Persepolis was subsequently burned to the ground. Two thousand three hundred years after Persepolis was almost completely destroyed by Alexander the Great (what an ass-hole) UNESCO heritage listed the evocative ruins of the city. These days, Persepolis costs the ludicrous amount of 14 US centsto enter. Check your backpack at the door, don’t mention the sanctions. Iran, you continue to amaze me, daily.When I arrived at Persepolis in the middle of the day, using a chartered taxi from the cultural city of Shiraz where I am currently based (circa 7000 years old), the car park was almost empty. The surrealistic site of an empty car park in the middle of central Iran took me back to my youthful days – visiting Los Angeles. I once slept overnight in a car in Orange County, to ensure that I was first in-line for Disneyland....