would like to gain more freedom and end the spring with no blood dropped on the streets. The motivation for that is having the tragic and bloody near past. The tragedies Persians experienced during the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and the brutal war between Iran and Iraq have left deep wounds in the bodies and hearts of every person. So, the next revolution or changes have to be peaceful and calm. Just like their way of life. That’s the reason why they do not rush to come to the happy end.
where young people, (male&female), families and travellers get the chance to enjoy themseleves or fool around.
where I watched the scene of the phaetons, the various faces coming from different economical statues and the glamorous architecture with rectangular shape around. Four different buildings replaced in four directions stared at me trying to present each other rather than closing their sights. The Shah Mosque with blue tiles is in the South, the Ali Kapu Palace in the West, the Sheik Lotfollah Mosque in the east and the Grand Bazaar of Isfahan is the North of the city.
A Great Sacred Armenian House in Isfahan: Vank Cathedral
appearance of the Vank Cathedral with no other buildings spoiling its siluette (law forbids buildings higher than 3 floors). I guess the majority of the people in the World would never believe that there can be such cathedral in Iran. The prejudies and lack of knowledge do not give any possibility that different beliefs and lifestyles can exist in this Islamic country. However, it is so usual for a Persian to live with non-muslim communities face to face. By the way, Assyrians, Jews and Zerdosts (with a small number of population) also live as the Shi’a neigbours. I entered the Cathedral as if it belonged to my own religious community. The statue of the
and bones of some victims displayed in the window. I could hardly leave the Ottomon map and move to the next section of the museum.
More Notes about Iran:
Foreigners treated kindly (Americans included). Life is cheap for travellers (bus/metro ticket 10 cent/USD). Hard for them to travel abroad cos of their cheap money. Art and music are very popular. Have two faces of their lives; seems conservative on the streets but liberal at home.