Charlie Chaplin in Iran

Photo © 2011 Kamal /

Bushehr is a city beside the Persian Gulf.  In 1996 I had been teaching a class in photography for the Youth Association for Cinema.  One of my students invited me and another photographer to visit the city Bushehr where he lived.  He gave us a tour of the city.  One of the interesting areas of Buschehr was its port area and the fish market.  When I was walking along a tiny street in the fish market I saw this picture that I found interesting.  I noticed the writing on the door both in English and Persian saying welcome and small store.  When I saw the man with a moustache riding his bicycle down the street I took this photograph, a perfect complement to the message on the door and the Charlie Chaplin picture.

Text © 2011 Charalee Graydon /