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Ell-ell-vation!! 2007-07-04

Picture 27 in the Iran series.

A shot taken atop the Darband village, located in northern Tehran.

Darband, which lies at the foot of the Alborz Mountain, is the beginning of an incredibly popular hiking trail. Hikers use the elevator [pictured] to access the lifts (to the right of the frame) which then takes them to the foot of the trails. The trails are insanely dangerous. Just as I had finished taking this snapshot, I turned to my right only to see a body, partially wrapped in blue sheets, being carried down to the foot of the mountain. I snapped quite a few pictures of that, but I’m disinclined to post it.

I’m going to Northern Iran for a few days (Caspian Sea); hopefully I’ll be able to get some happy shots.

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Comments (6)

  • Hmm I can't say you would catch me on this,
    Jeff Ambrose @ Jul-05-2007
  • wow ! dizzy view !!!
    Florian @ Jul-05-2007
  • this is such a nice captures with all details..i especially like the person looking down the bridge, and the lineup of cars.
    laurence. @ Jul-06-2007
  • Great capture! Gives a very good perception of the height!
    Kris [PiXistenZ] @ Jul-06-2007
  • This is a nightmare for me, i'm afraid of heights....Nive shot, though! :-)
    Evi @ Jul-07-2007
  • Thanks everyone.

    Jeff, you're right. I should stop posting pictures for the sake of just posting pictures.

    Evi, the tele-lifts were worse! Imagine 30 year old flimsy lifts, attached to a rusting, degrading cable, swinging from side to side, 40m above the rocky Alborz Mountain.

    I started writing my will halfway through the trip... haha
    Salar @ Jul-07-2007

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