It has now been three months since I flew from Tehran back to Frankfurt. In that time I went on a short hiking adventure with Gleb in the Georgian Caucasus, moved to Saint Petersburg, submitted fellowship applications and my dissertation proposal, and wrote a conference paper. Now, I have finally reached a breathing point to get up my travel photos from Iran. There will be a few longer narrative entries, which I wrote while traveling in Iran, but the majority of the posts will be photo essays with captions. The first ten days, and the majority of my posts, will be from when I traveled with my best friend, Eve. We were in Tehran, Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz and multiple archaeological sites in Fars province (southern Iran). I then traveled alone for a few days in central and western Iran followed by a two-week class on Islamic Art in Tehran, Qom, Isfahan and Kashan.
This first post is on Tehran, the capital of Iran. Although many of my photos reflect the energy- if not chaos- found on the streets, rest assured there were plenty of serene spaces to take refuge: cafes, museums, mosques and parks.