My old stomping ground
Photo essay: School in downtown Tehran
by Bianca Zahrai 18-Feb-2008
During a recent trip to Iran, I went back to my old school, Jeanne D'Arc (or "JanDark" according to the IRI) off Manouchehri Avenue in downtown Tehran. As the pictures depict, the school's buildings are dilapidated and not well-maintained. I couldn't move about freely since the school is now segregated into different parts run by different administrators, and I needed, but wasn't able to procure the permission of each one to explore the school freely and take pictures of its "koodakestan/amadegi" kidergarten, or "dabestan" elementary school to see my old stomping ground. I hope I haven't destroyed the memories of my fellow "Jeanne D' Arc-ies", as mine were.