Chinatown

Here’s some more on the history of Chinatowns, their necessity, and their place in society now.

PBS: Chinatown Resource Guide 

Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce: The History of Chinatown/Visitor’s Guide (PDF)

HuffingtonPost: How Racism Created America’s Chinatowns

Chinatownology: Chinatowns of the World

Mother Nature Network: 10 Best Chinatowns in the US

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Tehran Traffic

While Hooman Majd gives a very succinct description of being a pedestrian in Tehran, it helps to see what exactly he might have dealt with every day. So here are some YouTube videos just showing traffic along with street scenes in Tehran. The last video is a POV of someone crossing the street!

 

Pictures of Tehran

11992114295_979875cef7_oTo get a sense of what Tehran looks like I’m going to link to a few photo galleries from photographers on Flikr to get a sense of how big the city is and what it would look like if you walked down the street.

Mehrdad Rajabi – Great scenic shots of Tehran during the day and at night

-sina- I’m linking to his general page. He has made 4 trips to Tehran. A lot of great street shots.

Roland Wich – Tehran and other shots of Iran

El-Len – I’m linking to her ‘people of Iran’ photo album but it’s worth it to go back to her gallery to see the rest of her pictures.

Boris Le Montagner – more people of Iran

 

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