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Marketplace in Tehran, Iran.

market in tehran

I typed “Tehran, Iran” into Google Earth and flew into the first panorama I could find. This is some sort of indoor marketplace.

I love the filigree on the ceiling at the center-to-right of the picture. Notice the haggling going on between the guy in the striped shirt and the guy in the white shirt. I can’t even tell what the shop is selling–baskets? fabric?–but the transaction looks pretty intense.

I love Google Earth because it shows us snapshots of the world like this, which we don’t fully understand but they’re still quite fascinating.

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