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    dragonflies and dust-devils

    Saturday, September 1st, 2007

    Esfahan – shiraz, 485 kilometers in the desert like mountains, straight roads for as far as you can see in the searing heat.

    And dragonflies, hundreds of them, swarming over the highway. I always thought that dragonflies live near the water. I was wrong 🙂

    We saw probably 50 or 60 dust-devils (some more like baby tornadoes than dust devils) an eerie view for us.

    We stopped at pasagardae on the way to shiraz:

    pasagardae1.jpg   pasagardae2.jpg  pasagardae3.jpg

    Shiraz is much nicer than esfahan. Peaceful and quiet.

    We took a stroll in the bazaar:

    shiraz03.jpg   shiraz04.jpg

    and the old city:

    shiraz02.jpg

    and then we went to the tomb of Hafez, where we also managed to buy the complete works in english:

    shiraz06.jpg

    In iran 3 people on a bike it’s normal, four it’s current. Here I managed to snap a picture of a happy family:

    shiraz05.jpg