“Red Terror” Martyrs’ Memorial Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The “Red Terror” Martyrs’ Memorial Museum in Addis Ababa was established in 2010 as a memorial to the victims of the Red Terror under the Derg regime.

In the museum various torture instruments are displayed. In addition, original skulls and bones, coffins, bloody clothes, and photographs of victims are exhibited.

Tours are given for free where a museum guide will go through the exhibits and explain the history leading up to the Red Terror (starting from Haile Selassie‘s 80th birthday celebration). The tour guide will explain the atrocious actions done towards citizens who opposed the Derg, how prisoners were treated and how they secretly communicated among each other.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22Red_Terror%22_Martyrs%27_Memorial_Museum

 

Tomoca Coffee Shop, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

“TO.MO.CA. Coffee Pvt. Ltd. Co. a family owned coffee‐roasting company was established in 1953 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The company’ name is abbreviated from the ItalianTorrefazione Moderna Café, which directly translates modern coffee roasting.TO.MO.CA. Coffee is the leading and the first coffee company based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.”

http://www.tomocacoffee.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=2

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Water Taxi, Dubai, UAE

Crossing the Dubai Creek by boat is a popular mode of transport for many city’s residents and tourists

Dubai Abras

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Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Persian: مسجد شیخ لطف الله‎‎)[2] is one of the architectural masterpieces of Safavid Iranian architecture, standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan, Iran.

The purpose of this mosque was for it to be a private mosque of the royal court … For this reason, the mosque does not have any minarets and is of a smaller size.

When reaching the entrance of the mosque, one would have to walk through a passage that winds round and round, until one finally reaches the main building. Along this passage there were standing guards, and the obvious purpose of this design was for the women of the harem to be shielded as much as possible from anyone entering the building.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheikh_Lotfollah_Mosque

 

Ali Qapu Palace, Isfahan, Iran

“The Ali Qapu palace is well-known palace all over Iran. The first part of palace was built in 1597. It was used as a residential palace. Shah Abbas the great, ordered to construct the palace on the site of palace and garden from the Timurid time. Shah Abbas’s palace was a four floors with a veranda. Shah Abbas the second, expanded the palace and a music hall (room) was constructed on the top of palace.”

http://isfahan.ir/ShowPage.aspx?page_=form&order=show&lang=3&sub=70&PageId=4578&codeV=1&tempname=iadim

The music hall :