The Outback of Iran
Hi, I am Iman. I live in Iran and I love to travel to outback areas. I send some of my pictures from outback areas in Iran for you.
This place name is "Bayaze" that was translated to "white place". These areas are completely rural and have lowest modern facilities such as light, phone.
The old man that you see in picture is a farmer that live in small village in a outback area which called "Chopanan" that in English was translated to "ranchers". I got this picture two years ago in February 2007. (I hope that he be still alive.)
This picture and next one are Toran Natural Park.
These picture are completely far from any facilities. Even I could not used my mobile phone.
These are more pictures from desert areas.
Ashin (Small village that established from 1500 years ago. Now only one family live in it.)
This is Tabas Salt Land.
When I was a child, when we traveled to another cites in road, I watched the far mountain or lands from inside my parents' car and wished to travel out of the roads that people thousand of time have passed from that.
I think my spirit is a gypsy.
I work in a factory during day. I don't like my job at all. Sometimes during day I say to my god. "please save me" but I heard nothing.
Now I want to help myself. I want to be free more than a bird. Iran is a great country for visiting but not for living.
I am trying to immigrate to Australia. I study mechanical engineering in Iran and I have enough score for immigrate to Australia. I only need an IELTS overall 6.
I want to say thanks for your great website. In my opinion "about me
" is your masterpiece page.
As you write in your site "Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.
Until yet I only send picture from hot and desert parts of Iran. In other days I try to send pictures from other parts and historical places in Iran. I will send you some picture from unusual part or place of Iran that are not so famous but are beautiful.
At least I want say: travels are waiting for us in far lands.
Excuse me for my weak English.
With best wishes, Iman(Editor's note: Iman has been sending me several more of his beautiful pictures from Iran outback areas. Fours of those pictures came with a true story which he has asked me to add to his page. Here it is:)
I send 4 photos and write for you their story. That is a real story:
In middle of central desert of Iran, a desolate village exists which is called "Kur e Gaz" (was translated to: very far tree). No road, no light, no phone, nothing. The population of Kur e Gaz is only 1.
Yes it is a real story. Only one man has been living there for 40 years. His name is "Abdolhosain". When he was young, he fall in love with a girl who lived in another village which is called "Arosan" (in English was translated to brides). Her name was "Narges" (narcissus). The girl's father accepts that they get married.
But in marriage day he said "NO". He said to Abdolhosain that he can marry her ugly and old sister. Abdolhosain tried so much but several month later Narges got married with another man that had more lands for cultivation. Three days later Abdolhosain left Arosan and went to the Kur e Gaz. At that time Kur e Gaz was desolated.
From that time until 3 years ago he has been living there alone. At first his family or his friends try to encourage him to come back. But he never come back to Arosan. He made home from mud and made a small farm. He has been waiting for Narges.
3 years ago, after 40 years waiting, Abdolhosain lost his mind and his brother came and took him to his house in Arosan. Two years ago, I went there to saw him. (I heard about him from a friend with gypsy sprite like myself). He wasn't there. I saw a man that came to irrigate palms. I asked him about Abdolhosain.
He said :"I am his brother and now he is in my house." I said: "Can I see him?" he said: "No, he cannot see anybody, even my wife. He become angry. He does not know anybody. Except me."
Now I do not know is he still alive? Perhaps he is the last hero of love in Iran.