My second trip to Iran confirmed my first impressions of the country 7 years ago: the country is as far as can be from the stereotypes most people in the western world have.
Nowhere else have I met so friendly, peace loving people! And yet the US is trying to bar people with an Iranian visa to enter the country!
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Selfie in Shiraz’s bazaar
I showed then the shot afterwards and one of them told me “Oh, you took a photo, I’m so ugly!”
Phoning home in Shiraz
I just love this shot!
Relaxing after school in Esfahan
Ice creams are very popular in Iran
Relaxing in Seo so Pol, Esfahan
A very popular spot in Esfahan, even more so when the river is flowing!
What can they be talking about? Shiraz
Mysterious scene, the woman on the left trying to reassure the other who seems to be freaking out!
Kashan, man with pigeons
If you look closely, the man is putting on his shoes
Guitar player in Tehran
She kept on playing in the sun.
On the train
On my way to Yazd from Tehran. Whenever possible, trains are a very convenient alternative to buses.
See you tonight! Shiraz
Outside one of the numerous language schools in Shiraz
The building round the corner of Vanak Square
A very common sight in Iran, buildings being erected.
Bus scene in Shiraz
Buses are always very crowded and there’s a lot going on in them.
Speeding away in Shiraz
Notice the care-free stance of the driver meant to impress the girl!
On the way back from Persepolis
Birdman in Kerman
A painter putting the finishing touches to a decor on a Kerman cinema
Flirting in the metro
Even though there is a woman section in the cars, more and more women get on men cars
In the suburbs of Kerman
Two bys trying to kick of an old Yamaha bike, to no avail!
Wedding gowns in Esfahan
Looked like a gallery of ghosts
Seo-se-pol in Esfahan
A great leap for this man
Telephone booths in Tehran
For those who don’t own a cellphone
Waiting for the bus
She enjoyed being photographe a lot!
Hip hop dancer outside the National Theater in Tehran
I sent him the photo
Family scene in Yazd
Parks are wonderful places to relax and there are lots in Iran!
Father and Son in Yazd
Not rare to see up to 5 people riding a bike
Couple visiting Persepolis
The first time I visited Persepolis back in 2008, I was the only foreigner there! This time, there were busloads of tourists! Nice to see some locals admiring the beauties of the Persian legacy
Tiredness! Woman taking a nap in Persepolis
There are benches everywhere, very convenient for a quick nap
Lost in her thoughts – Caravanserail in Shiraz’s bazaar
A moment’s moment
Shadow on a veil in Esfahan
Doesn’t it look like she’s operating a puppet?
Hide and Seek in Esfahan
He wanted to be on the photo no matter what!
Waiting for customers
If you look closely, there is another man inside the shop!
The pigeon man in Kashan
They saw me in the street and insisted I came on the rooftop to see the pigeons, hundreds of them!
Hand in hand in Tehran
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