SHIRAZ AND PERSEPOLIS Shrine of the famous Persian poet, Hafeez, is a popular evening spot. Persian poetry is held in high regard through the Islamic world and beyond.In a park in Shiraz.Like all countries, Iran remembers its fallen soldiers. Few families were left untouched by the long war with Iraq.A man sells pigeons in the Shiraz bazaar.(I think...) Empiror Darius depicted wth wings on relief from Persepolis, National Museum, Tehran.Even the grafitti at Persepolis is old.An offering of wine, reliefs at Persepolis.Darius I (550–486 BC) built the terraces and palaces at Persepolis.Sunest at Persepolis.The last day's light at Persepolis, Iran.Ancient pillars and columns in the treasury, Persepolis, Iran.Carved walls glow in the afternoon light.Offerings to rulers, Persepolis. Goat should be nervous.Darius on his throne, Persepolis.Soldiers of Darius' army.Remains of central area of Persepolis.Another view of Persepolis.The scale of some of the carvings and statues at Persepolis is immense.A depiction of the silk road heroes, the camel, probably on his way to be gifted to the King.