These photos of Shiraz are a follow-up to the previous posting Trip to Iran - Shiraz. The photos were taken during the visit in November, 2014. Shiraz is famous for its tombs and mausoleum to the Persian poets Saadi (1209 - 1291) and Hafez (1324 - 1391). In the 18th century it was the capital of Iran and it is known for its crafts of inlaid mosaic work of triangular design and for its carpets. Shiraz was nicknamed "The Athens of Iran" due to the presence of many Persian scholars and artists. A variety of black wine grape called Shiraz is believed to have been brought from Iran by the Crusades.