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Photo taken during our trip to Iran in April 2010.
On the way back from visiting Hamedan, the city where my father-in-law grew-up, we stopped off at one of the world’s largest water caves, Ali Sadr Cave.
On the way back home from Ali Sadr Cave to Tehran I spotted this family whose motorcycle had died. The guy at the front was trying to restart it again. If you look closely you can see the woman on the back has spotted me with the camera taking a photo of them and she is looking directly into the camera. Not bad seeing as we were doing well over the posted 110km/hr (70mph) speed limit at times.
These little Hondas were everywhere, probably because they are cheap and run on the smell of an oily rag. I saw them carrying all sorts of items. The most people I saw on one was four adults, but I didn’t have the camera in my hand so no photo to prove it. :-(
Canon Lens 15-85mm
This bridge is well loved by Iranians and they flock there in their hundreds, if not thousands. It is for pedestrians only so no chance of getting run over by a car or motorbike.
It was packed when we were there, both during the day and at night, probably because people had taken time off for Nowruz (New Year).
They say if you’ve been to Esfahan you’ve seen half the world. I really liked Esfahan and wished we had stayed there longer than four days. Oh, well, there’s always next time I suppose! ;-)
Further details of Si-o-Seh Pol can be found below which I got from http://www.travel-earth.com/iran/north/
Like many other of the great monuments of Isfahan, the Si-o-Seh Pol (meaning Bridge of 33 Arches) was built under the great Shah Abbas I. Under his rule, from 1587-1629, the Persian empire became one of the most powerful in the world. Abbas was the one who moved the capital from Qazvin to Isfahan, and changing the face of the new capital into becoming one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The Si-o-Seh Pol was built between 1599 and 1602.
The next bridge along from this one is Ferdowsi Bridge:
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