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Great emka 2014-12-10 5:55

Hello Gert, So now a few shots from Vietnam... and only 19 years old :). I wonder if you will show some places that I also visited. But when you show just people that is difficult to identify. Interesting shot with hats and baskets. The woman doesn't look like typical Vietnamese vendour, she is quite modern in all her appearance. And how funny to see the bottle of Johnny Walker near the soup bowl. Nice also two Workshops. The fallen tree looks impressive. And a lot of bicycles. probably most of bikers became motobikers now. I remember how helpless I stood on the one side of the road and had no courage to cross the street, there were so many motobikes going without any rules. Interesting also the view of the florists. I suppose the flowers are prepared for funerals. Tagetes is very often used in the temples. As always, excellent scanning, now it looks quite like current photo.

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Old 12-10-2014, 09:12 AM
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Hi Paul. Yes I did taste the nougat and found it delicious but too buttery from what I am used to. I don't think you actually went inside Fatema's shrine, for I think only women can go in to the mausoleum. The temperatures were in the mid to high 20s in October, much cooler in Caspian region. Best wishes and thanks for your interest and note. Klaudio.
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Old 12-10-2014, 12:17 PM
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Hello Klaudio,

Honestly, I can not remember that there was a part of the shrine where men were not allowed to enter.
Because of the prohibition sign at the entrance I behaved very discreetly and I will probably only have entered where other (Iranian) men went inside.

Except of the mausoleum of Fatema were you free to enter everywhere ?
BTW, how many spaces with tombs were there?

I remember very well to have been in a mausoleum where at that time were just a few visitors but a number of children were playing there ... With all due respect, I found the atmosphere there a lot more relaxed than I expected from such a major mausoleum. Certainly not strictly religious.
This to my great surprise because if I remember well, after the revolution during some time the entire city of Qom has been off limits to non-Muslims.

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