A Cape Town Castle Military Museum tagged image from photographer – Hamed Saber as published on Flickr.
Ahmad Shah’s Pavilion
Image by Hamed Saber
Ahmad Shah’s Pavilion or Kushk-e Ahmad Shahi is the smallest palace (castle?) inside Niavaran Palace Complex.
Niavarān Palace Complex is situated in the northern part of Tehran, Iran. It consists of several buildings and a museum. The Sahebqraniyeh Palace from the time of Nasir al-Din Shah of Qajar dynasty is also inside this complex. The Niavaran Palace was the primary residence of the last Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the Imperial family until the Iranian Revolution.
Ahmad Shah Qajar (احمد شاه قاجار in Persian) (January 21, 1898 – 21 February 1930) was Shah of Iran from July 16, 1909 to October 31, 1925. He was the last Shah of the Qajar dynasty.
Ahmad acceded to the Peacock Throne on July 16, 1909 following the overthrow of his father and predecessor Mohammad Ali Shah, who had attempted to reverse earlier constitutional restrictions on royal power. He was, however, an ineffective ruler who was faced with internal unrest and foreign intrusions, particularly by the British and Russian
Empires. In 1917, Britain used Iran as the springboard for an attack into Russia in an unsuccessful attempt to reverse the Russian Revolution of 1917. Ahmad Shah was pushed aside in a military coup in 1921 by Reza Pahlavi and went into exile with his family in 1923. He was formally deposed on October
31, 1925 when Reza Pahlavi was proclaimed Shah by the Founders Assembly. He died in 1930 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, though the dynasty was continued by his brother, the former crown prince Mohammad Hassan Mirza.
Check the MAP for geotag info. (When you zoom at highest level, you may think that I misplaced it. No, this pavilion seems almost invisible on this satellite map, maybe because of greenish ceiling which is mixed with heavy green trees and bushes of the garden)
Added to Flickr Explore (interestingness) page of 7 May 2007.
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