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Persepolis Iran

Posted on | December 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

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Persepolis-Iran

Iran has been in the news quite a bit lately in a scary, sabre-rattling way. I’m posting this view of my kids up on the hill above Persepolis, the ancient capital of Persia, smiling in the sun. When we just hear the geopolitical opinions about any country in the media it’s easy to mentally flatten the diversity of people and history of place into a one-dimensional ‘good’,'bad’,'friend’,'enemy’ descriptor. Pictures like this help me remember that every country has it’s own history, something which is important to the people that live there and that those ordinary people live ordinary lives wanting the best for their children, to be able to work at their chosen profession and relax and have fun sometimes.

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2 Responses to “Persepolis Iran”

  1. Matthew Hutchins
    June 21st, 2012 @ 3:28 am

    Ha, lucky kid, getting to go to Iran, fantastic place.

  2. wandermom
    June 21st, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    Hi Matthew,
    You’re right, my kids are very lucky to have had the opportunity to visit Iran. By the time we got there I think they were somewhat travel jaded but since we’ve been home, with Iran in the news regularly, they seem to appreciate that they got to visit a place that most people only hear about on the news – and then not always in a good way.

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