February 29, 2016

Early 1900's: A Persian Caravansary

A Caravansary or “Hotel” on the road to Shiraz, Persia
Inside its walls is an immense court yard where travelers are herded indiscriminately with their camels and other beasts of burden. These “hotels” are designed to give the caravans a resting place at night protected from marauders. 
(National Geographic 1921)