Deep Breath of Ancient Air

Photo essay: Travels to Tehran, Qom, Isfahan, Kashan & Abyaneh

by ashkany
I entered Iran knowing I was lucky. Several of my friends and acquaintances cannot visit due to fear of government reprisal or visa restrictions. This trip was for all of you--for those whose entry into their motherland has been denied. And for you, I took a deep breath of that ancient air that we all keep so dear to our hearts.

from Iran

زندگی در ایران بسیار مشکل می باشد

from Iran

البته برای یک مسافر ایران بسیار دلچسپ است. اما زندگی در ایران بسیار مشکل می باشد. فکر می کنم یک دلیل سطحی آن تاریکی و بد بینی حاکمان مملکت به مردم و دنیا می باشد. دل ما را خون و سیاه کردند. نبود امید و شادی بدترین درد ایران است.

Organic NUTritionist

very nice...

by Organic NUTritionist on

made me want to go visit :)

Esfand Aashena

I'd say's best photo essay on Tehran/Iran!

by Esfand Aashena on

You can really travel with these photos and these are what you see and feel and what interests you when go and see Iran. 

Everything is sacred


Nice Photos

by Cost-of-Progress on

Last time I was there, the Milad Tower had not yet been opened. The views of Tehran are a sight to see from its high top.

And yes, the air is ancient mixed with with a heavy dose of gasoline fumes emitted by ancient vehicles that should have been out of circualtion years ago, but that's another story for another blog, I suppose.






Absolutely mesmerizing!

by ComraidsConcubine on

 THANK YOU so very much!!! 

That was a whirlwind of new and an avalanche of memories. I want to jump into those food mountains, especially the goje and gerdoo!

Pffft, now I have to go and munch on my minimalist lunch!  




by yolanda on

Thank you for taking us to Iran! Wow! So many interesting places to visit in one trip! The fascinating photos: Persian hookah bar, silkworms, a guy with nose job, giant mural on the wall, Persian handicrafts, Persian prayer rugs and tapestry, gorgeous milad tower, khaju bridge, Seminary (University for mullahs?) in Qom with beautiful mosaics! Thank you for sharing!


beautiful photos

by jasonrobardas on

   I wish you had included a description on each .....thanks for posting.