Trip Down *#@%$%^ Memory Lane
Without a doubt, Si-o-Seh Pol (which means “33 Bridges”) over Zayandeh River in Isfahan, is one of the most prized national monuments of Iran, a feat of architecture of its own time (built in 1602). Since I was a child and went to visit my aunt and uncle and my cousins in Isfahan, and later taking sightseeing and romantic trips there as an adult, I have walked on this bridge (driving is prohibited) hundreds of times, looking on the gorgeous city of Isfahan and Zayandehrood with interest, pride, and love. Seeing its picture early this morning, though, has reminded me of memories I don’t feel like I want to celebrate right now. Si-o-Se Pol was not welcome this morning.