Oh hey, speaking of funny improvisations for self-timed photos ...
Guess whose ideas was this???
That's right. Mine. My camera was so monster heavy it completely overwhelmed Ramin's tripod.
They are back in Iran now. Luckily I caught them a couple days before they left. Safe travels, and I hope we meet again, dear [former] neighbors! You were so wonderful to me. Now I can only hope that our governments eventually agree on something, so that we might move freely between one another's home towns.