Tabriz Bazaar is well known for its interior architecture. Brickwork is the main material of walls and ceilings. Ceilings have been built in the form of domes. When the span of the ceiling is large, then the architect works in different way to join different 3D shapes together. For example the cubic shape of the working spaces should change into dome-like shapes, the domes should be joined together side by side, and there should be some openings for lighting (windows, light holes, etc.). The intersections of the spaces with different shapes have joints with monolithic structures. These professionally worked out joints have a considerable role in forming some architectural style called to be Islamic architecture. The arcs of domes have their special geometrical shape and the color and apparent grain of the brickwork emphasizes the eastern feeling of the structure and façade.
The reconstruction project of the Bazaar has been started in a well planned manner with the close cooperation of the owners of the properties inside the Bazaar. One can find the Bazaar's description in the writings of historians and tourists like Marco Polo, Jean Chardin, and Ibn-i-Batuta. As the Bazaar is said to have reconstructed in Safavid Empire, according to Shah Tahmasb's order.
To visit the whole site, one may need at least 2 days because opening time is 9:30 and closing time is about 17, dependent on the season. The most magnificent section (Dalan) of the Bazaar could be sited as to be Amir Timchasi where the major carpet trade in retail or wholesaler level is made.
I feel nostalgic when enter the Bazaar and smell the mix of those special scents of herbs, traditional soaps, perfumes, etc.
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