Nomad family, that was our host in 2005, and trusted guides with Don and the crusty photographer in the center.
THE TEHRAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Decorative brickwork and lush gardens. My partner Don and Mehran, our guide for the next two weeks.
HALL OF ARTIFACTS
Sunlight streams across the many designs as the guard keeps an eye out for our camera flash not allowed in the museum.
Early clay home design model.
EARLY POTTERY DESIGNS
REBUILT WHEEL OF BRONZE
Mehran displaying his cultural knowlege.
Cuniform enscriptions of the first written laws.
PERSIAN WILDLIFE CAPTURED BY EARLY ARTISANS
Sculptures and vessels of bulls and ibex.
THE CARPET MOUNTAINS
In the spring it is famous for the display of wildflowers.
THE GREAT GORGE
Beautiful approach to the Zagros Mountains
THE ZAGROS MOUNTAINS, IRAN
With the fertile wheat fields stretching to the horizon.
Our first climb up and over. The nomad tent in the bottow right patch of green is barely perceptible.
NOMAD DAILY BREAD
The pillow on her left ensures the proper size for the cook surface over the open fire on her right. The finished product in the foreground...flat bread.
THE EVER-PRESENT SMILES
Performing for Don's video camera.
A RARE SIGHT INDEED
The photographer is captured. Who told you that you could pick up my cameras?
THE NOMAD WOMAN'S CONSTANT LABOR
The quickly flowing springs provide for dishwashing and carpet cleaning.
THE ROAD TO THE VALLEY FROM OLIGUDARZ, IRAN
Road of descent to our first trek launch site.
YOUNG NOMAD GIRL HARD AT WORK
Beauty captured before the long years of labor in the sun.
Breakfast and trek preparation...just waiting on the donkeys.
IN THE SHADOW OF GHALI KUE
With the nomad camp in the background we prepare for our journey over the mountain.
GOT TO BE SOME DONKEYS SOMEWHERE
Still waiting...at least it was getting hotter.