Sunday, June 11, 2017

Here's what we did in Iran X

Towers of Silence
Watercolour, crayon and computer
©2017 Charlene Brown


Yazd was the birthplace, and remains a stronghold, of Zoroastrianism – the world’s first monotheistic faith. The day we arrived, we visited the Fire Temple, to which Zoroastrians from all over the world travel to see the sacred flame and, as we departed for Isfahan the next day, we stopped at the Towers of Silence, where the dead were placed for ‘sky burial’ consumption by vultures.