central-asia

Singing in the Shah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran

The acoustics  in the 400 year old mosque are amazing & notes hang in the air with crystal clarity. The singer is a student from northern Iran visiting Isfahan & had always wanted to sing in the mosque because of its unique acoustic resonance qualities. You have to stand on the tiled square for perfect effect.

Guest gers - Mongke Tengri, central Mongolia - photograph by Ken Kochey - CNTraveler February 2016

  • A gers is a portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia