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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2008, 01:30:21 AM »
We also found an orchid and at the top of the Olang pass 2230m we found plenty of red tulips.

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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2008, 01:38:45 AM »
We found a white Tulipa biflora at 2040m.

0309  Habitat for the red tulips
0310  Tulipa biflora
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2008, 01:51:22 AM »
We were very pleased to spend our next night in the luxury of an ITTIC hotel.  This is a chain of government run hotels that offer clean and comfortable accomodation.

We spent some time visiting the tomb of the poet and mystic Abu Yazid al-Bistami (d. 874).  There is a mausoleum, a 12th-century minaret and mosque wall, a superb portal (1313), and a 15th-century college. Nearby are interesting ruins, including a mosque and a cloister.
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2008, 01:54:49 AM »
Further pictures from the mausoleum complex
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2008, 08:59:30 AM »
More great pictures Arthur !  :o
Must have been a wonderful and interesting trip !  :D
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2008, 11:57:52 AM »
Some amazing plants and those archaeological sites surely cannot be viewed without hearing music from the Indiana Jones films? 8)
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2008, 12:06:06 PM »
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I have some special photos just for you - hope to load them shortly.
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2008, 07:07:52 PM »
A cracking set of pictures Arthur, I'm enjoying them.
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2008, 07:16:49 PM »
Great selection of photos. I would like to see larger photos posted around 600 or 700 pixels wide
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2008, 07:49:08 PM »
Mark

In order to keep to the 350kb limit for any reply, I need to make them quite small.  alternatively only post 2 photos per reply.  When I have some specials will post larger.
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2008, 08:05:23 PM »
Arthur, I have emailed you with this note, also... the 350kb limit is per individual photo, not for the whole ten.
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2008, 10:40:11 PM »
Maggi

That is what I thought until it rejected my post as too large.

Will try again - if successful will go back and increase size of some of the more interesting photos
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #42 on: May 28, 2008, 10:47:30 PM »
Here goes -  it can be very tiring when you have not seen a flower all day.  Photos courtesy of Janis Ruksans.  This must have been the one occasion when I was awake!
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #43 on: May 28, 2008, 11:17:15 PM »
Thankfully my postings were not rejected.  I have gone back and increased the size of some photos and added a couple of photos in the Golestan Park.  You can tell where I have increased the size as it indicates modification has taken place.

In future all will be 600 x 400  or 400 x 600 - it is certainly easier to resize.
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2008, 11:31:03 PM »
Some street scenes - as we are in Kurdistan, the gents wear 'baggy' trousers and headgear.  The women tend to be more colourful.

The daily routine included buying bread, fruit and vegetables.  In this case it appears that the fruit was not up to standard.

All these photos were taken by Janis - he had a long lens
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