In September 2013, I traveled to several cities and sites in Iran as a member of the Citizens Diplomacy Reality Tour through Global Exchange Reality Tours. My goal was really quite simple — to see and to understand as much as I possibly could about this fascinating and complex country. These posts and photo images record some of my experiences along the way. Another one of the trip participants, Linda Knudsen McAusland, snapped this photo of me walking along with Bahman Zenhari, our Iranian guide. I also experimented with ways of capturing my presence in my surroundings as a shadow.