Author Archives: YASUKO

About YASUKO

She lives and works in a small beach community in Southern California with her spouse John. As an artist she has wandered around in several media (kimono painting, oil painting, drawing, installation, etc.) but has settled down to photography for the last six years. She also wanders around different countries, regions, and cultures to see life from many different angles. She has started this blog with not-so-good English, rusty Japanese and a lot of guts.

Iran Diary: Day Sixteen-October 25, 2009

Shiraz > Persepolis > Shiraz This morning I noticed that the fabric of my pillow was covered with images of the Disney character Mickey Mouse. In this trip I have seen images of American cartoon characters in many places. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Iran Diary: Day Fifteen-October 24, 2009

 Yazd > Pasargadae > Shiraz The road west from Yazd to Shiraz follows the route taken by Marco Polo. That fact made me feel excited to be retracing part of the ancient Silk Road. By the side of the highway … Continue reading

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Iran Diary: Day Fourteen-October 23, 2009

Yazd > Taft > Yazd Yazd was a major stop on the international caravan routes to Central Asia and India. Its architecture is perhaps the most traditionally Persian that we saw. The ventilation systems called wind towers originated in Yazd. … Continue reading

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Iran Diary: Day Thirteen-October 22, 2009

Kerman > Yazd In the morning we visited the local bazaar in Kerman. A book binding shop in the covered bazaar attracted me. It was a beautiful shop filled with intricate leather and cloth book covers. Two gentlemen said hello … Continue reading

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Iran Diary: Day Twelve-October 21, 2009

Kerman > Rayen > Kerman Kerman is an oasis town in southeastern Iran in the Dasht-e lut desert. In the region temperatures have been known to reach 62° C (144° F). Drug smuggling from Afghanistan is a serious problem in … Continue reading

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