Images of Iran
March 10, 2007 7:22 AM   Subscribe

Images of Iran. Includes pictures of art, landscapes, and architecture.
posted by BuddhaInABucket (17 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I wish all Americans would take an interest in these Persian wonders - but, it seems we just don't "get" Irany.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 8:00 AM on March 10, 2007

A great trove of images. I hadn't expected such familiar looking green and deciduous landscapes.
posted by marvin at 9:16 AM on March 10, 2007

Very nice. Thanks!
posted by homunculus at 9:54 AM on March 10, 2007

Magnificent. I really, really want to get to Isfahan. Thanks for the post!
posted by languagehat at 10:29 AM on March 10, 2007

Great post, thanks!
posted by Vindaloo at 11:10 AM on March 10, 2007

Thanks, BuddhaInABucket - nice posting!
posted by madamjujujive at 11:44 AM on March 10, 2007

Oh man, these pictures are making me feel really nostalgic and homesick. The photos of Shomal (the North) in particular, took me back to our annual road trips from Tehran to our villa on the Caspian every summer. It's been 29 years since my last trip to the Caspian shore, and I don't see myself being able to go back unless there's a regime change, which seems like a more and more unattainable dream as the years go by.

But thanks for the beautiful photos, BiaB. I enjoyed them very much, contrary to what the above maudlin paragraph may indicate.
posted by Devils Slide at 12:40 PM on March 10, 2007

Thanks for sharing this wonderful images with us. For those who are fond with ancient art, your gallery is a must. Congratulations.

I've been in Greece on year ago and today I find the other side. Great.
posted by rasmusnor at 12:40 PM on March 10, 2007

posted by Devils Slide at 12:41 PM on March 10, 2007

This guy's flickr has some awesome shots of Iran and Iranians.
posted by blendor at 12:58 PM on March 10, 2007 [1 favorite]

Tehran 24 is an excellent site for images of Tehran and Iranian city life in general. If you're looking for a site that presents Iranians in a way that makes you think "hey, they're not all that different than us", Tehran 24 is it.
posted by elmwood at 1:40 PM on March 10, 2007

Travel to Iran
posted by jaronson at 1:55 PM on March 10, 2007

Fantastic post, BuddhaInABucket.

Iran is such an incredibly beatiful country. What I wouldn't give to be puffing on apple tobacco from a hookah & sipping chay in the teashops under this bridge in Esfahan right now.

I was surprised that there were no shots of Yazd, until the very last. This was almost exactly the view from my $5 room in that town...*sighs*
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:55 PM on March 10, 2007

Beautiful images, and quite surprising!
posted by owhydididoit at 7:02 PM on March 10, 2007

is it un-American for me to salivate over these images?
posted by localhuman at 7:27 PM on March 10, 2007

Thank You.
posted by adamvasco at 1:02 PM on March 11, 2007

These are just great. Too bad we're going to blow it all up.
posted by gum at 1:35 PM on March 11, 2007

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