National Geographic : 1940 Oct
478 The National Geographic Magazine Iranian Artistry Flowers in the Great Mosque of Meshed The edifice is covered with exquisite tiles forming intricate patterns. The dome on the right and the lining of the central archway are thickly gilded. The dome on the left and the minarets are blue (page 480). Old and Modern Caravans Share the New Chalus Road Over the Kandavan Pass A triumph of engineering is this highway which connects the arid southern highlands of Iran with the rain swept coastal belt of the Caspian Sea. The altitude here in the Elburz Mountains is 7,000 feet.