I haven’t seen this movie, will get it. I am not that surprised by this movie’s story.
You know, I don’t like much traveling anymore. Wherever I go – in Iran or outside – I see neglect next to ugly, and irresponsible or/and pretentious interventions or constructions encouraged by the economic tendencies of the day. Every day I read about some historic monument demolished out of neglect or financial interests.
It’s been awhile that I thought of a post about the old city of Lahore, a jewel disappearing under everyone’s eye in this political turmoil. I can’t find the photos … somewhere in the unpacked boxes.
I think that must be at the heart of it. Because we (i.e., Iranians) are contributing greatly to destroying our own environment ……………
But, only a few generations ago, despite being labeled “backward” or “undeveloped” … people did lead very environmentally-friendly lifestyles. We only attribute the native Indians for “living at one with nature”. But I know that for many parts of Iran, that had always been their lifestyle. I think the methods they used and the co-existence they had with their habitat goes far beyond any new, “modern” or “sophisticated” method that is preached.
I guess that could be said for a lot of the world: we’ve lost our old ways, and have developed lifestyles which are a messy mix of the old & the new … and some other lethal gunk which just came out of nowhere. They are more destructive than anything, and yet, we’ve broken all the bridges.
I am lucky to have visited twice Pakistan. Once I went to Lahore and visited the old city. I met the architects who had conducted an extensive study of the old city, they also renovated some buildings, a hammam, a haveli, etc.
I have a series of photos as well as their book.
I should add that I ate the most delicious food and met the most sophisticated people I have ever met in Pakistan 🙂
oops! I just realized that your question is about this post and not the photos I mentioned in the comment – I assumed Pakistan!:)
Well, I don’t know exactly, I guess a new version of using the henneh! I just find the image beautiful. If you click on the picture it would lead you to the context.
You are welcome 🙂
I posted some of these photos awhile ago, I just looked to see what it said about the students and I found the answer to AmMar’s question: Nadalian painted these body by local red earth. In Persian golf (Hormoz Island), this red earth is used to cook “Soragh” which is a traditional food. This food consist of organic earth, fish and a kind of lemon or sour orange. Usually Soragh served with bread.
I’m a girl, so maybe I can’t comment! But I don’t think she fits in the definition of “hot” at all. In fact, I think the henna distracts you from what her facial , and rather, focuses your eyes on the twirls and lines of the mysterious symbols …………