National Geographic : 1943 Aug
Oriental Institute At Isfahan, Shah Abbas Built This Square as a Polo Field-from His Colonnaded Box (left) HeWatched Games Three Centuries Ago Stone goal posts remain, but a modern pool stands where men and horses struggled in the Maidan-i -Shah. Arcadedshops line thewalls. Abbas built hismosque, facing Mecca, at an angle to the square. Blue-domed Mosque of Sheikh Lutf Allah is on the far side. Two new automobile highways intersect inthe distance.