Thanks for the good wishes for our field trip to Iran. We came back last Thursday after a sleepless night between Tehran, Vienna and Amsterdam. Parts of our brain are still in Iran as is the heart after we experienced so much love and attention. We thought to go there for the rock art but it turned out that the people made the deepest impression. Especially the four nights in (rock art) Khomein. We became part of a large group of lovely people and could not escape their constant attention and care. It felt like a warm (family) bath.
To our surprise, a (state sponsered?) documentary film was made about our visit to the rock art area and our stay in Khomein. They will try to have it shown on the Rotterdam Film Festival in the end of 2008. Fun! Staying so close to the people as we did during our stay in Khomein gave us the opportunity to discover the ‘other’ Iran which is so different from what we learn from the western media. We are convinced that the other Iran is the real one; the people and the land!
I’ve mixed Gus’ photos and mine and produced a collection about all the things not being rock art. There are over 500 photos covering 12 days of an unforgettable trip. A slide-show will take about 45 minutes so take your time or check back. The real rock art collections (without people!) will follow; we need the correct names of the sites, etc.
For the field trip collection click: here
Greetings from Gus & Jan