Internet: Persian Style! | Part #5
A family taking photos in Ibn-Sina’s (Avicenna’s) Tomb. He was an Iranian polymath regarded both in Europe and the Middle East as one of the most significant thinkers and writers of the Islamic Golden Age. #Hamedan, #Iran. Photo by Khashayar Sharifae @khashayarsharifae #everydayiran خانوادهای در حال عکس گرفتن در آرامگاه ابنسینا. #همدان، #ایران. عکاس: خشایار شریفایی
family taking photo at Ibn Sina tomb
[This post scheduled to publish while I’m on my Epic Trip to Iran, part 2.]
Let’s start perusing the Persian nooks and crannies of cyberspace in part #5 of Internet: Persian Style series! with this paparazzi style family portrait. What did we all ever do before smart phones? I wonder if Ibn-Sina would have enjoyed putzing around on his smart phone? I have a feeling he would have greatly enjoyed it actually. Ancient polymaths: They are just like us!
Such a quiet and serene shot! It feels like a short poem. In one of my favorite cities in Iran: Isfahan. (Nesf’e jahan!)
Maybe masked portraits would dethrone the reign of the selfies? Doubt it.
Anyhow, the lady in the photo is holding a children’s music album called “Red Autobus” to cover her head. She mentions how a chance conversation at work prompted the purchase and that the music, while geared towards children, can be enjoyed by all who enjoy cheerful and fun songs.
This is the Iranian singer named Ramesh in the pre-revolution Iran of the 1970s. When it came to pop stars, Googoosh was number #1 in popularity and then there was Ramesh. Googoosh was all coy and charm, and Ramesh was all edgy and fierce. Image found via @reorientmag a hip, trendy and nearly scholarly magazine “celebrating contemporary Middle Eastern arts and culture.” And celebrate it does, with style to spare!
Thus concludes our relatively sedate yet hopefully entertaining round #5 tour of some interesting nooks and crannies of Persian cyberspace.