|Esfahan [Iran, 2004]|
Alcohol is strictly
forbidden in the Islamic Republic, so most socialising is done over a pot
of sweet tea and a qalyan, or water-pipe. And that's just tobacco,
before you get the wrong idea. This tea shop is tucked under the arches of
the 17th century Si-o-seh bridge. The bridge's name means "33", the number
of arches across the Zayandeh River.