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10-14-2005, 01:36 PM

This is at Persepolis (http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persepolis).

10-14-2005, 01:51 PM
Amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing. :)

Was it difficult to get access to the site (ie. any special permission needed to get into the country, etc)?

10-14-2005, 02:22 PM
Once you're in the country, getting to this site is amazingly easy. You just drive and park :P I didn't pay admission either, because it's Friday. It's a UNESCO site, but there are very few restrictions for going. But they do have people watching, in case you do something like sit on a statue base, like I did (I was told it was perfectly OK, until some fellow in a watchtower used a bullhorn to tell me to get the hell off. Still I got my 2 pictures :P ).

US citizens can go though, I met a few on the way (you just need a letter of invitation from a tour company or someone living in the country, and you use that to get your visa). I saw tourists from all over the world, including EU countries and Japan. Overall I had fun, except for the poor air quality in the big cities (bad smog problem).

10-14-2005, 03:43 PM
Being a avid photographer as well as History Buff , i have to say i envy you this visit. That was an amazing place. Thanks for those photos and a the glimpse into a beautiful and ancient past. . Slohand

10-14-2005, 05:58 PM
Love it. You think someday about 1000 years from now some guys gonna get a telepathic message to GET THE HELL OFF the remenants of the Lincoln Memorial as he's sitting on Abe's crumbling lap? (surely bullhorns would be passe' by then?)

*dashes to Travelocity* Make hay while the sunshines. And trips while the lap is intact.