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PHOTOS: Iran's Caspian Region, Sehezar road

1/28/05 By Syma Sayyah, Tehran

Recently I took a few days off with a few friends and headed for Shomal, near the Caspian Sea. The predicted bad weather did not materialize and we had a nice and easy journey. During these few days we experienced such varieties of scenery, views, weather and people.

One of the people in our group was a world famous photographer who knows Iran's unfamiliar and beautiful corners like nobody else that I know or have heard of. On our way up north, we took a turn off the Chalous road, to Tavirr Road which took us to Naterr. This turn was before getting to Marzan-Abbad which was to take us to Kelardasht where we intended to stop by for a bite to eat at his koulbeh (hut). Our photographer friend turned left and we went up and up a long hill on Naterr road where there was so much snow, and such clear and clean air that I wanted to breathe it all in, we stopped just before Naterr.

The next day we had the chance to go to Sehezar road which was down in Cassava's Khoram-Abbad, where near Ghaal-e-Gardann we saw a beautiful and panoramic view which despite the morning haze was breath-taking, I have a picture to share here with you.

Further on to the end of the 'Sehezar' road which is to be connected to a road coming from Gavin, which I guess it will be a year or two before it is completed, we saw more beauty and peace. The wonderful scenery, the snow covered forest, the streams were all memories that we shall all cherish for a long time to come. Again what can I say jaye shoma khali, except to share the good feeling with you with some pictures.

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