Exterior of the Golestan Palace. Golestan translates to “Roseland”, and it is a palace of the Qajar dynasty, which ruled Iran from 1794 (beginning with Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar) to 1909 (ending with Ahmad Shah Qajar).
The Golestan Palace is also a UNESCO world heritage site and just one of several royal complexes in Tehran, the others being Sa’ad Abad, and Niavaran.
Ahmad Shah Qajar (1898–1930) and Prince Albert stand outside the Guildhall after luncheon with the Mayor and Corporation of London. Left to right: The Lord Mayor, Ahmad Shah Qajar, Prince Albert (later George VI), and Lord Curzon. The Shah ruled from 1909 to 1925, when he was deposed by a constituent assembly which elected Reza Pahlavi to replace him. (Photo by Brooke/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). November 1919