FOR A CHANGE Faceing the fuel shortage, me & two collegues joined our fuel reserve for a 2 days trip to Gilan, NW Iran. In the occasion of the emam ALI’ birthday, we drove to the unseen forrests of the caspian sea shores
ASTARA ARDABIL KHIVI
LOSHAN QAZVIN ABYEK
ROAD QAZVIN-RASHT The dam lake of Manjil (near Loshan)
PATH TO THE LAGUNA OF BANDAR ANZALI (CASPIAN SEA SHORE)
ETHNOGRAPHICAL HERITAGE MUSEUM OG GILAN (SOUTH OUTSKIRTS OF RASHT)
AT LEAST THE SEA Access Way to this dusty beach near Bandar Anzali is bumpy. Families erect tents for picnic and comfort of the spouses, so that they can remove hijab . Shore Landscapes are deceiving.–
TALESH MOUNTAINS AS SEEN FROM BANDAR ANZALI (CASPIAN SEA SHORE)
“Khalyun” Narghileh restaurant near RAMSAR .
SHRINE OF SHEIKH ZAYN (LAHIJAN, ARCHIVE PHOTO) This Khalwati sufi was the founder of the safavi dynasty
RAINFALL RECORD BREAKERS Gilan is famous for rainy wheather. Their villages are greenest of Iran, most coastal plains are very swampy. Croppers of the Talesh mountains used to grow there fruits, olives and rice. The village of Masuleh is a landmark and an icon of the rural way of life.
RASHT, GILAN Province, caspian seashore – is a rainy and rural province of northern Iran
Gilan is a rainy province (rice croppers). Local life is much influenced by the turkish / azeri culture.
MASOULEH (GILAN ) the most picturesque village in Iran… an unforgettable visit.
GHALEH RUDKAN HILL This is an isolated castle situated on the hilltop of Rudkan village, about 40km away from the caspian sea. The hill is a wildlife park, very foggy and very green, thanks to the rainy weather of Gilan coast.
CLOUD - SCRAPPER The hardly accessible castle is laying along a sharp crest. A dozen os small towers is laying over an astoundingly flourishing natural site. The path is cloudy and rainy, so that moisture & ferns are growing all over wallstones.
ASALEM-KHALKHAL ROAD (TALESH, GILAN ) Possibly the most beautiful forrest in Iran
ASALEM-KHALKHAL ROAD (TALESH, GILAN )
ASALEM-KHALKHAL ROAD (TALESH, GILAN ) Hinterland mountains are less humid. Here many deported kurds have been settling and cattling from 17th century.
THE-TALESHI-KILIM-SHOP- IN-THE- WOODS
RASHT, GILAN Twelvers celebrate devoutly the birthday of emam ALI. Mollah while preaching.–
“ALI , ALI , ALI… ” In this small public Hall (suburb of Rasht, Gilan), about 200 twelvers were attempting the frenetic dance of the ALI’s followers. A Nohekhan echoes the metal drumbeat with a sweet praise. Hammered chorus sound somewhat like the sufi zekr breath technics. Some dancers seem entering a transe. The Birth of ALI is the sole joyful celebration of the shiite imamology, and this is the occasion of this pious liess. The occasion was as interesting as unexpected !
DJEM ? Entering in transe. The scene evokes the Djem ( Alevi, Ahl e Haqq)
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