Friday, December 11, 2009

Picture Day Friday

A testament to Persian power established by Darius the Great (522–486 BCE), Persepolis awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to present gifts.

(Copyright by Simon Norfolk for National Geographic)


Anna Campbell said...

Wow, Keira! Fantastic. Do you know the wonderful Shelley sonnet Ozymandias? Those magnificent ruins really bring that to mind!

Keira Soleore said...

Yes, Ozymandias! That was our first Shelley's work. I was a bit too young for it though when we first did it. I was immensely intrigued by a broken statue have sunk in the sands of time. Lots of immature jokes.

Six years ago, I read a fabulous account of a visit by an American family who used to live there many years during the reign of the Shah. Then they returned there in the late 90s. It was a fabulous travel memoir into the minds of the Americans and the hearts of Iran and its culture. If you're interested, remind me when I return back home, and I'll look up the title for you.