Iran Votes: Reflections Four Years Later

Published June 14, 2013 | No responses yet
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Four years ago, in mid-June, I headed on a trip to Iran after not having the visited the country for a decade. It was meant to be a personal trip, but in many ways I got more than I bargained for. As I wrote in a journal on route to Tehran: “When I planned this
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Marzieh Ghiasi

Sleepwalkers

Published March 03, 2010 | No responses yet
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Pillars inside Masjid-e-Vakil constructed in 1773. Shiraz, Iran. We were once sleepwalkers, wandering through days entangled with memories of the past and visions of the future, in a hazy delirium of what was and what might be, unconscious of what is.

Marzieh Ghiasi

Hafezieh

Published February 18, 2010 | No responses yet
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The real “Dead Poets Society”: For a country with an intricate history of beauty and tragedy that reads like an epic poem, it only makes sense those who have woven the fabric of Iranian identity, those most revered throughout history are its poets. Many people in Iran commit ancient poems to the heart, in home
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Marzieh Ghiasi

Mellat Park, Tehran

Published January 05, 2010 | 2 responses so far
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Click to see full view of a panorama of Mellat Park enterance. I’ve began to go through my pictures and journal entries from the past summer. These pictures were taken this past summer at Pârk-e Mellat (the National Park) in Tehran, Iran. It’s adjacent to Valiasr Street and is the central park of Tehran and
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Marzieh Ghiasi

All different, all relative

Published October 17, 2009 | No responses yet
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With the hustle and bustle of classes well underway, it’s become hard to find the time (and energy) to breath, let alone sit down and write something without highlighters in the other hand. I returned from Iran almost a month and a half ago, after spending two months in the country. Of that time I
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Marzieh Ghiasi

On route to Tehran via Amsterdam

Published June 29, 2009 | 2 responses so far
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I am currently sitting in the boarding queue in Amsterdam, only a few hours away before landing in Tehran. We arrived in Amsterdam at about 7:30am local time (01.00+ GMT), and our connecting flight to Iran is due to leave at 4:30pm this afternoon. A tiny bird somehow had found its way inside the airport,
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Marzieh Ghiasi