Iran Photos Part II: The (former) Embassy of the US in Tehran – “Den Of Espionage”

I was lucky. Really lucky! I had the chance to visit the former US-Embassy in Tehran. A building that normally is not open for the public but a training-centre for the Revolutionary Guards. Only once a year during the “Revolution Week” small museum in the embassy is opened for national and international visitors. I can’t retell the whole story that has been taken place at his interesting place. I strongly recommend to reed at least the Wikipedia article about the “Iran Hostage Crisis” to get an idea how much the whole building and its history still is a very emotional topic in Iran and the US.

I accidental got to know that it was actually possible to visit this building at the time I was there. And I won’t regret the Visit! Even as we where given little to no Information about the shown objects and rooms during the tour we got through the Museum the “Exhibition” spoke for it self. But have a look to the Pictures and see for your self!

Trigger Warning: There is a lot of anti-US, and anti-Israel-propaganda!

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Front of the (former) US-Embasy

 

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Iran Photos Part I: Theran

Actually I was planing to write also some texts about our Experience in Iran and edit the Photos properly, but unfortunately I couldn’t get my self up to do it, and now there are already so many other Photos waiting to be published. So I decided  to upload a selection as they are.

Here you can see some shot shots of the Tehran. But unfortunately these Pictures can’t really show how welcoming the people are. I would say there might be the most hospitable people on the globe. Also I have to be careful by publishing photos of people to bring them not in trouble as they might come in to situations where they get asked by officials what kind of contact thy had to foreigners. Nerveless this didn’t prevent the people there to be very open for visitors!

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Sunrise in Champai – Mizoram

just keep in mind that i did not edit any of this photos, its just the pure jpg as it came out of my camera. But if anyone feels like editing or processing few of my photos, just ask I will send you the RAWs. All my photos ar under a CC BY SA Licence, so you are free to do what ever you want with my pics as long as you mention my and my blog and purplish the Photos under the same License.

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Indian Railways – The North-East-Express

Back in Delhi again I managed to get a new passport (my old one is only valid till march 2014) and finally was able to apply for a Iran visa. Knowing the procedure for the Iran Visa, was going to take at least few weeks, I took the “north-east-express” to Guwahati.

The train is suppose to make the distance of 1800km within 34 hours, but India wouldn’t be India, if everything would run in time. The train started already with an delay of 8 hours and, while we reached we where already late of 24 hours….

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Photos: wedding preparations

for the upcoming wedding where two families from to different cultures were going to encounter each other, still many things had to be done: the Germans had to arrive, friendships had to made up, saris and suites had to be bought, beards had to be shaved, hands had to be painted etc…   and not to forget: the great Indian food had be tested.

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Photos: some views of Varanasi (Update: more photos)

Even as it has already a while since i returned to Delhi, I still want to post some of thees shots i have taken in the old Citz of Varanasi. Varanasi settled on the banks of the rivers Ganges is one of the holiest cities of India. Many Hindus travel to Varanasi just to die here, so there body’s get burned on the Ghats of Varanasi. Most of this photos have been taken during a boots-tour in the early morning.

– to my Indian friends: sorry if you see here a lot of “standard-indian-tourist-photos” but these are still quite interesting for all other nationalities.

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