A colleague pointed out this cool photoblog from Tehran by a "former Los Angeles resident" that offers further glimpses into everyday life in one of the largest and certainly very oldest cities in the world. I like the tone and manner of the images and captions. For the above photo, the blogger says:
Two friends being silly and covering their faces inside Asr Jadid movie theater where we watched a horrible Iranian film named "Mask." I would say out of the 100 films produced every year only 5 are worth watching.
Under a photo from a darkened birthday party, the blogger says he's "a 79," meaning he's around 28 right now. Here, the blogger shows us "a jazz concert in someone's living room." The metro, he writes, is more modern than in New York or London.