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Street Photography Iran – Photos From The Not So Mean Streets of Iran| Nate

Street Photography Iran – Photos From The Not So Mean Streets of Iran| Nate | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Street photography Iran. There’s three words I had no idea I would be writing any time, ever. As many Yomadic readers already know, I have just returned from spending a month in the mind-blowingly incredible country of Iran. Indeed, it has gone to the top of my “best holiday destinations list”. I’ve now seen 37 countries, most of them multiple times, and Iran really is a unique, spectacular, life changing, moving, and memorable place to visit. But, what you might want to know is – what are the people like? And, just how difficult and repressive is street photography in Iran?

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The Ancient City of Persepolis, Iran - It's No Disneyland | Nate

The Ancient City of Persepolis, Iran - It's No Disneyland | Nate | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

 

This city was once the richest on Earth. The ancient city of Persepolis - Iran – was founded more than two and a half thousand years ago. Ceremonial capital of the Archaemenid empire, thriving for a couple of hundred years or so, Persepolis was subsequently burned to the ground. Two thousand three hundred years after Persepolis was almost completely destroyed by Alexander the Great (what an ass-hole) UNESCO heritage listed the evocative ruins of the city. These days, Persepolis costs the ludicrous amount of 14 US centsto enter. Check your backpack at the door, don’t mention the sanctions. Iran, you continue to amaze me, daily.When I arrived at Persepolis in the middle of the day, using a chartered taxi from the cultural city of Shiraz where I am currently based (circa 7000 years old), the car park was almost empty. The surrealistic site of an empty car park in the middle of central Iran took me back to my youthful days – visiting Los Angeles. I once slept overnight in a car in Orange County, to ensure that I was first in-line for Disneyland....

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Sarah Kerr's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:19 PM

This scoop is about someone's personal visit to Persepolis. The author goes into their visit to the "dead" historical landmark, and how it only costs 14 cents to visit the city that was known as being one of the richest of its time .