Stepping out

Photo essay: Two weeks in Karaj

by kfravon
We just got back from Iran. My husband Kourosh managed to break his ankle on his 2nd day in Paris before heading to Iran. He had surgery there, and decided to still make the trip to Iran, as his parents were waiting for us. We spent two weeks there -- mostly at home. I managed to get out here and there -- and went to Tehran one day for shopping. I put them all together in one album with photos mostly from Karaj.

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Thank you...

by kfravon on

... for your kind words. I'm thrilled that these photos touched (most of)your hearts. I see stories in people's eyes.To me they tell stories of struggle, love, hope, hopelessness, sorrow, happiness and above all-human soul. I am hoping the photo essays (of my Iran travels), would raise the love of 'Home' in everyone-so they can also go back, and bring/share some other untold stories... I can't thank JJ enough for creating and maintaining such amazing forum, and linking us all- one way or another. With Warm Regards, Faranak (AKA Farah) Ravon


What's with all these gay

by wtf (not verified) on

What's with all these gay looking guys? Did you purposely go out and take their pics or are they just rampant in Kraj? I am going to scratch Kraj off of my travel list.


An honest Perspective along Pure statement of Original People!

by Shahriar Taherkhani (not verified) on

Hi Dear,

My wife and I would like to thank you a milion for your effort by taking as many good shut of the most original people who are living natively, Pure!
(Original People remain the same!)
It has been 16 years so far, since I've visted City of Karaj. I felt strongly, I am back Home land once again, by viewing your wonderful sence of photograpgy of the people who are currently living in Karaj and Tehran, Iran.

You,ve gotta good eye and thanks for sharing.
My wife and I enjoyed the most. You made our day.

Oue best regards to you, Hamvatan.

Shahriar, Danielle, Michael

Anonymous Observer

Great Photos...But a Question

by Anonymous Observer on

What is John McCain doing in photo # 9?  

Persia is Eternal.

Nazy Kaviani

Thank you!

by Nazy Kaviani on

These are beautiful my friend! I really enjoyed looking at them.

I'm borrowing a few, ba ejaazeh!

behrang barzin

great photos

by behrang barzin on

great shots... I am so glad you shared these photos because  Karaj is one of those places that no one visits unless they have property or family over there. thanks again.


Enjoyed in Turkish

by ProudToBeAnonymous (not verified) on

Hazz eladeem!


What a treat this is!

by Monda on

Thanks much for sharing your wonderful shots.


Both, the Pics AND the

by Faribors Maleknasri M.D. (not verified) on

Both, the Pics AND the encouragement of JohnJohn.



by Faribors Maleknasri M.D. (not verified) on

Both, the Pics AND the encouragement of JohnJohn.


Keyf Kardam

by Pedram74 (not verified) on

Vaghan Dastetoon dard nakone. Aval ke aksa ro didam tajob kardam ke cheghad hameh dar moghabele doorbinetoon raahat boodan. Bad ke esmetoono khoondam va didam khanoom hastim dalilesho fahmidam. Iraniha kolan ba ye akaase khanoom kheyli raahattaran.

Kheyli lezat bakhsh bood. Dastetoon dard nakone.


Thank you!

by Bahareh (not verified) on

Oh my gosh delam raft. I went back to Iran after many years (10 years to be exact) and I spent most of my time in Karaj/ when I saw the pics of the places that I recognized, daaghe delam taze shod. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I loved every single pic.


You runined it.

by Shyton (not verified) on

I was enjoying the picks till I saw that evil Nazi sign on someone pants. If I were you I would burn that pants or give it to Ahmadinezhad. You should never post this picture. JJ, are you blind to filter these kind of pictures?



enjoyed them!

by sarshar45 on

i really enjoy viewing these type of photo essays. i can tell you really enjoyed yourselves. loved the shots of the people in the streets and at the parties. i have not been back to iran for a while so the way the young men looked and dressed surprised me a bit.

the photos of the food and bread have to have one comment.... yummmmmmmm!

thanks again for sharing your trip with us.

ebi amirhosseini

Simply brilliant

by ebi amirhosseini on

Sepaas for sharing.

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

Your people shots in particular are so expressive. I tell people to take pictures of men and women on the street rather than buildings, monuments and nature scenes. It's the human element that touches us most and you understand it very well. Thank you!


Fabulous fabulous fabulous

by sima on

Boy, what a delight, Farah Khanom! I love your eclectic eye and have always thought your food pictures are the absolute best there is, but this time your portraits got me too. And every thing together made a fabulous visual narrative. I love it, love it, love it.


These pictures are really a

by Lefty Lap Poodle (not verified) on

These pictures are really a good cross section of Iranian society. Good job! God bless Iran.


Your pix really took me

by LT (not verified) on

Your pix really took me away!
Simply Great!

Hope your husband's ankle is better.


Deleh maro ab kardi keh

by Anonypishi (not verified) on

hala bayad hasrat beh del beram bekhabam. Awesome pictures, thanks for sharing.


Long live

by XerXes (not verified) on

The Islamic Republic of Iran. Now with Russia and near future China, Iran's triangle is complete. Watch out for the super power!