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Everything-can-be-found Store! by Payam Rahmani

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About This Gigapan

Taken by
Payam Rahmani Payam Rahmani
Explore score
0.09 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 24, 2008
Date taken
Sep 09, 2008

Nikon P5100


You can find many stores like this in north of Iran. In this store everything can be found: honey, dolls, cookies, chess, etc. This is why I call it "everything-can-be-found" store :)

Note: The location I took this photo may vary a little with the location I geo-coded it, but still in the same area.

Gigapan Comments (24)

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  1. John Mathis

    John Mathis (August 30, 2011, 05:23PM )

    I thought I did add I like the complexity of this picture, also; I think the eye focuses in strange ways.

  2. Jason Kutcher

    Jason Kutcher (February 05, 2009, 06:03AM )

    I didn't realize my comment would generate such a stir. @ Payam 1) I never said you were a fan of violence. I believe the only thing I said related to you specifically was that you took a beautiful picture. 2) I agree as well. 3) Good for you! I have nothing but respect for that. It must be difficult living in Iran, where they actively persecute and often murder Bahá'ís. Tough for freedom to survive in such a place... 4) Again, I said it was a beautiful pic. You've selected a beautiful subject and the variety of elements immediately captures the eye and then holds it while every detail is examined. 5) Welcome to the internet. Gigapan has clearly connected us, don't you think? What's the point of connecting people if everyone has the same opinions? @ Kilgore Xenophobia and bigotry? I was merely pointing out that 1) most Muslim nations have violent tendencies, which is indisputable and 2) that Iran is hardly a free nation. I think you can ask Payam about the arrests, torture and execution of her fellow Bahá'ís as well as the government-sponsored destruction of their holy sites. @Illah I agree that there is certainly an obsession with violence in North America as well. For example: www.dallasobserver.com/2008-06-19/ news/american-girls Will open in
a new tab or windowwww.canada.com/vancouversun/story. html?id=d05e437f-4661-4965-9455-ff30c6b9d4a5&k =20265 Will open in a new tab or windowOops...

  3. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (January 28, 2009, 12:12PM )

    Kudos! Payam. You will never get as high as Mr. Begman's pano, but all this conversation will rack up the explore points so many more people will get to see this thread - a kind of poetic justice I feel.

  4. Payam Rahmani

    Payam Rahmani (January 28, 2009, 10:02AM )

    Jason Kutcher (robotchicken), The Gigapan people gave me the choice to remove your comment, but I said no, because I think you are free to express your ideas (unless you insult (you did a bit!)). I want to mention some points here: 1. I’m not a fan of war and I’m not a fan of violence. 2. UNFORTUNATELY you can find these kinds of toy guns (and other signs of violence) all around the world. I hope there will be no violence one day. Check this: gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=9010 3. By the way, I believe in Bahá'í Faith. 4. This photo is about IRAN and has nothing to do with Islam. By uploading this panorama, my goal is to show the beauties, not the beasts. Please find those cookies, those dolls, those happy elephants, that kind shopkeeper and enjoy watching them. 5. Gigapan is not a place to discuss about these topics (Islam, our beliefs, etc.). Gigapan’s goal (as a part of Global Connection Project) is to make people to learn about their planet and to CONNECT PEOPLE. I am trying to be part of this project. Thanks, Payam Rahmani

  5. Illah Nourbakhsh

    Illah Nourbakhsh (January 27, 2009, 06:42PM )

    I for one find it sad how many of my friends buy toy guns for their kids right here in the US of A. I think violence is a probably we have some strong equity in, although we certainly don't have a monopoly. How sad..

  6. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (January 27, 2009, 01:38PM )

    Robotchicken, I have exercised my freedom to flag your comment as inappropriate on the grounds that in my opinion this site is not a place for xenophobia or bigotry.

  7. Jason Kutcher

    Jason Kutcher (January 27, 2009, 11:48AM )

    Beautiful picture! You really can find almost everything there, especially if you're looking for toy guns, or targets to shoot with those guns. Who says Islam breeds a culture of violence... One thing I didn't find, though... freedom.

  8. Payam Rahmani

    Payam Rahmani (November 27, 2008, 07:56AM )

    Kilgore661, Sure. I saw your photo, it is really nice.

  9. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 27, 2008, 05:35AM )

    May I share some of my culture with you? www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id= 13019

  10. Payam Rahmani

    Payam Rahmani (November 24, 2008, 08:49AM )

    David, Sure. Here they are: ISO: Variable! F-stop: f/2.7 Shutter speed: Variable, most of them around 1/60 sec. I hope it helps, Payam

  11. David Engle

    David Engle (November 23, 2008, 11:04AM )

    Payam, You are most welcome... everyone should make the effort to geocode every Gigapan they create. May I ask a favor?: Can you provide us with the information such as... ISO, f-stop and shutter speed? Thanks, David

  12. Payam Rahmani

    Payam Rahmani (November 23, 2008, 07:57AM )

    David, Kilgore661, Thank you so much.

  13. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 22, 2008, 09:29AM )

    Oh yeah - that's even better!

  14. David Engle

    David Engle (November 22, 2008, 09:17AM )

    Excellent... see what a difference it makes having it in Google Earth?... its gorgeous!

  15. Payam Rahmani

    Payam Rahmani (November 22, 2008, 08:08AM )

    OK, then I will geo-code it the nearest place to the location I took it.

  16. David Engle

    David Engle (November 21, 2008, 09:26AM )

    Having this store location identified by geocoding is not the issue. The real issue is.. that by placing it in to Google Earth via geocoding ... true-to-life field curvature is created thus providing the viewer with a realistic visual observation of the store and its contents within Google Earth. All you have to do is to select a lake or whatever as your location ... it does not matter :)

  17. Payam Rahmani

    Payam Rahmani (November 18, 2008, 09:07AM )

    I am really happy that it was useful for you, as you mentioned, Gigapan is all about knowing new places and for people to be closer. Actually there are many reasons that the roads are not shown correctly with details in Iran on Google Earth (which I guess I don't know many of them). For example, for a short period all streets were correctly shown in Tehran with high details, but now they are removed, I guess because of political reasons (sanctions may be). Thank you for your support, Good Luck :)

  18. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 18, 2008, 01:54AM )

    Thanks for the geographical information. I now know just a little bit more about Iran (I didn't realise Iran bordered the Caspian Sea) which is exactly the sort of thing that gigapan is all about. Your shot has inspired me to find interesting local shops that depict my culture and gigapan them - watch this space. PS I see what you mean about the geocoding of roads in Iran. It's outrageously bad - not even the major roads are shown correctly. Something most be done! If you want to start a Campaign for Egalitarian Accurate Geocoding of Major Thoroughfares then I will sign your charter.

  19. Payam Rahmani

    Payam Rahmani (November 15, 2008, 07:52AM )

    After all I guess I found it. Because I am not 100% sure that it is correct, I will not geo-code it on gigapan. If not exactly, it is somewhere near Chalus, Mazandaran, North of Iran. You can view the location on Google Map: maps.google.com/maps?ll=36.646171, 51.413103&z=17&t=h&hl=en&n bsp;Will open in a new tab or windowMake sure to copy the whole URL, because gigapan has not linked it correctly. I hope it helps.

  20. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 14, 2008, 12:20PM )

    Iran is a big country. I would be happy to know where it was taken to the nearest 50 miles, although perhaps that's not in the spirit of geocoding.

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