A diminutive old Russian sits quietly on a wooden chair beside the great entrance opening upon this Gallery from Eagle Hall. His face, worn, ashen and weary tugs at the corners of one’s eyes perhaps… he seems about to nod-off into some simple dream and that he’s awake is noted most by his occasional attempt to smile as visitors pass…
He says nothing, but if asked a question about the old palace, the room or one of the prints, his whispers crush the silence with a depth of tone equal to his advanced old age.
His eyes glimmer with a long-suffered kindness and more than any other feature of his aged face, betray a spirit yet thankful for life.
The visitor will find it difficult not to give him a pleasant smile or courteous nod while passing … :-)
* Ivanovich Exhibit * East Wall *
* West Wall *
..As always, any thoughts or comments warmly welcomed …
Mt. Demavend is the highest peak of the Elburz range.
The faint outline of Tehran is just visible in the shot Demavend’s Veil, roughly at the pilot’s 8 O’clock.