Photo essay & video clips: Last evening in Amsterdam
as guests of an Amsterdamian-Iranian friend
August 6, 2006
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Golestan knew my grandfather Abdol-Reza Javid in Shiraz. I asked him if he remembered anything about him? He recalled something funny he had heard from my grandfather himself, about greeting his boss, Mr. Reed, on the phone.
Golestan began telling a joke about three guard dogs. Then my friend Ali arrived with his car and I forgot to turn the camera off. In the car I talked about Radio Zamaneh and how pleased I was with my stipend as a panalist. Then as Golestan continued to tell his joke, I realized the camera had been rolling ...
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From Creme de Menthe to Dizi to Iranshahr
Golestan described faloodeh with a French mint liquor called Creme de Menthe and Ali switched the subject to Dizi -- a popular restaurant off Iranshahr Ave in Tehran which only sells... dizi meat stew.
Bicycle theft is a big problem in Amsterdam. This bike is chained to a bench, which is chained to a wall :o)
To Jahanshah Javid
Book of the day
From Persia to Napa
Wine at the Persian Table
by NAJMIEH BATMANGLIJ