We arrived mid-afternoon in Isfahan. Eve and I dropped our things in our room to begin exploring Isfahan. Our first stop was Naqsh-e Jahan Square. Though today better known as Meidan Emam, Imam’s Square, and formerly Shah Square, the square was first built by Safavid Shah Abbas I the Great with the name Naqsh-e Jahan, which translates to image of the world. Enjoying the garden, sipping tea and coffee in cafes, surveying the imperial Bazaar, and visiting the Masjed-e Shah, the Lotfollah Mosque and Ali Qapu Palace can easily fill two days. Below are some photos of the square’s garden as well as cafes, restaurants and shops. I will write individual posts for the Shah’s Mosque, the Lotfollah Mosque and Ali Qapu Palace.