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Abadan

Summer of 78
Abadan - the way it was

Photographs by Hamid Arjomand
February 15, 1999
The Iranian

I guess it would be romantic to think that I had some subconscious feeling that I would not go back to Abadan for a long while. It was the summer of 1978, right before the Cinema Rex fire. I borrowed my mother's camera, put on my Ray Bans, and jumped on my Honda moped on a hot afternoon. So it was that I documented as many of the streets of Braim as the two rolls of film permitted:

Note: The locations of where some of these photos were taken are unknow. If you know, let us know:

Buildings

- Annex
- Tennis club
- Naft Club
- Near Naft club
- Airline offices
- Babak school
- Hotel Abadan
- Khoosheh
- Super Ladan
- "Deefteery" 1
- "Deefteery" 2
- Building 2
- Circle near Sunshine
- Building 4

Installations

- Refinery 1
- Refinery 2
- Petrochemcal plant
- Ship repair platform

Streets

- Near Radio Abadan
- Street 2
- Street 3
- Chaharbagh
- Chaharbagh
- Street 6
- Street 7
- Bus stop, Chaharbagh
- Street 9
- Street 10
- Street 11

Other

- Driving test mound
- Circle
- Field 1
- Field 2
- Near Abadan Hotel
- Near Taxi-raani

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