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Persian PicturesAn evocative meditation that moves between Persia’s heroic past and its long decline From the vantage of Tehran Bell explores the otherworldly “secret mysterious life of the East” the lives of its women and its lush enclosed gardens from the bustling cities to the lonely wastelands of Khoras. Time travel is real Deny the urge to pass judgment on the victorian mentality and colonialism and just take it in Gertrude Bell was afforded an opportunity as a 24 year old woman to travel to a place that not many foreign women had ever travelled then or now Her letters captured a moment and a people that resonated with me as a woman of Iranian descent who has travelled to Iran Memorable read

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Persian Pictures Free download ½ 104 á When Gertrude Bell’s uncle was appointed Minister in Tehran in 1891 she declared that the great ambition of her life was to visit Persia Several months later she did And so began a lifetime of travel and a lifelong enchantment with what she saw as the romance of the East which evolved into a deep understWhen Gertrude Bell’s uncle was appointed Minister in Tehran in 1891 she declared that the great ambition of her life was to visit Persia Several months later she did And so began a lifetime of travel and a lifelong enchantment with what she saw as the romance of the East which evolved into a dee. Magnificently and transportively written Gertrude Bell captures 'Persia' in a time capsule so that Westerner and Iranian alike can travel back over a hundred years to see an intimate portrayal of the country and its cultures in the 1890s From cholera outbreaks to extravagant feasts as the guests of wealthy merchants to the tent dwellers and the royal palaces Gertrude Bell recorded it in beautiful prose and with a detailed sympathy

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P understanding of its cultures and people Originally published in 1894 and then reprinted in 2005 this updated edition features a new foreword by acclaimed author Janet Wallach of Desert ueen The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell The vivid and impressionistic series of sketches within presents. I love her way of writing Her descriptions are so colourful and with her sentences she is able to produce emotions suitable for each particular situation While reading I was able to build up her pictures in my mind I could see landscapes villages and people and it felt like someone with a soft voice described every scene to me using a particular elegant and non collouial way of forming sentences Reading this book will not just tell you about a Persia from earlier times but will also give you a glimpse of a very well educated woman who was amazingly ahead of her timeThe former mentioned non collouial way of writing was also the reason why it took me some time to read this book in english Even so my english is suitable for most books I often had to check with the dictionary as she often used words that I had never heard before 😊