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Posted in Iran, Photo, Photoblog by homeyra on November 28, 2007

… in Tehran


July 2007
Courtesy of LGoiT

Former LA resident writes in his photoblog:

An awesome Iranian actress I will not identify, doing her own stunts on the set of a film I cannot name (for marketing reasons, nothing political). She took that bike high up on that wall — without a helmet…


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  1. aMmAr said, on November 28, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    Hi Homeyra,

    Interesting photoblog, i dunno if ur the rite person to answer this but is this the true Iran which is depicted in the photoblog. Or a western minority which exists in present day iran.

    im referring to some of the photos in this blog!

  2. homeyra said, on November 28, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    Hi aMmar,
    I would say those images are certainly not a “false” Iran. We have a population of over 70 millions, over half of them under 30 and mainly educated, and as you know – unlike Pakistan – we don’t have a national outfit, so people mainly dress in western style.
    There is a whole spectrum of social conditions – like most of other places, therefore a lot of different life styles. These pictures are from Tehran, It would be a different atmosphere in smaller cities an very different in rural areas.
    None of the categories would define by themselves the whole country.

  3. aMmAr said, on November 28, 2007 at 3:10 pm


    thats interesting, I am planning a trip to iran for total religious purpose 😉 i guess Mashhad and Qum will be my venues. Anyother city or places you would like to refer in case i like to enjoy myself a little 😀 ???

    Do you live in Tehran, iran?

  4. homeyra said, on November 28, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    That’s great, then you should come and visit me:) Don’t miss Isfahan.
    I’ll send you an email.

  5. aMmAr said, on November 28, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    sure thing. i wont be visitng sooner, most probably sometime after the Big Eid aka Eid-ul-Adha!!

  6. Kilroy said, on November 28, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    I enjoyed this photo blog a lot. Thank you, Homeyra!

    I especially liked the humor under this photograph

    Tasty little monkey brains and corn on the cob, sold on the side of the road to Fasham, a popular destination outside of Tehran. They’re actually fresh walnuts, not monkey brains you sicko!

  7. homeyra said, on November 28, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    🙂 That’s a good one Kilroy, thanks!
    Maybe you’ll join AmMar, sorry aMmAr , so we could go to Fasham and taste the monkeys!

  8. aMmAr said, on November 28, 2007 at 3:57 pm


    the mokey’s taste yummy! 😛 😉

  9. 99 said, on November 28, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    See? Iranian women are just as crazy as American women.

  10. homeyra said, on November 28, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    LOL:) If you say so!

  11. Kilroy said, on November 29, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    I like this one from the November archive, in which the artist posits the existence of three different worlds.

    Girls in the public service sector are told to not ever smile at you as that is deemed un-Islamic. They can’t appear to be flirting. This is in sharp contrast to the actress-wannabe girls in LA who smile as if their lives depended on it. “OMG, so what can I like get you?!!!” Can’t we just have genuine medium smiles worldwide?

  12. Monte said, on December 2, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    Strikes me that identifying the “true” Iran might be about as difficult as identifying the “true” USA.

  13. Bluebear2 said, on December 3, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    That photo keeps flipping on me. Optical illusion.

    One minute it looks like it has a flat floor and she is riding on a sloped edge between the floor and wall.

    The next minute it looks like she is riding on a narrow ledge with a wall on her right and a shear drop into a cylinder on her left.

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