A motorbike trip to Iran

Some pictures, more to come

All pictures © Erkki Lampén

elampen @ saunalahti . fi


Hitler's war-time headquarters, Rastenberg, East Prussia (now Poland)
1 Ventilation bunker 2 Incarnation of Hitler's dog, Blondi 3 Stauffenbergs bomb attack's memorial 4 Hitler's command bunker in Rastenburg 5 Entrance to Führerbunker 6 Hard to destroy
7 Tourist humour 8 Demolished walls 9 Steps inside Goering's air raid bunker 10 On the roof of Goering's air raid bunker 11 Railroad and Jodl's bunker 12 Graffiti
1. Ventilation bunker
2. Incarnation of Hitler's dog, Blondi
3. A memorial of Stauffenberg's bomb attack, general Korten's ghost on the right
4. Hitler's command bunker (Führerbunker) in Rastenburg, former East Prussia (now Poland)
5. Entrance to Führerbunker
6. Hard to destroy
7. Tourist humor
8. Demolished walls
9. Steps inside Goering's air raid bunker
10. On the roof of Goering's air raid bunker
11. Railroad and Jodl's bunker
12. Graffiti


Iran, west of Shiraz, Persian Gulf and Shatt al Arab near Iraqi border

13 Looks like the Promised Land (Iran, anyway) 14 Rocks 15 Rocks 16 Road in the valley 17 Truck drivers swimming 18 An old bridge
19 GSPD in midday heat 20 Break in a local bar 21 Iranian oil from a distance 22 Ruins of a village, Persian Gulf 23 Captain Arab fishing in Shatt al Arab 24 Road to Abadan

13. Looks like the Promised Land (Iran, anyway)
14. Rocks
15. Trucks
16. Road in the valley
17. Truck drivers swimming
18. An old bridge west of Shiraz
19. GSPD in midday heat of Persian Gulf, note Tesch panniers
20. Break in a local bar
21. Iranian oil from a distance
22. Ruins of a village, Persian Gulf
23. Captain Arab fishing in Shatt al Arab
24. Road to Abadan

25 Sun sets over Shatt al Arab to Iraq 26 Evening break 27 Fertile high plateau 28 A common scene in Iran 29 Mountains in Iranian Kurdistan 30 ...and these, too
31 Mt. Ararat

25. Sun sets over Shatt al Arab to Iraq
26. Evening break
27. Fertile high plateau
28. A common scene in Iran, watermelons this time
29. Mountains in Iranian Kurdistan
30. ...and these too
31. Mt. Ararat


Sicily, Spanish and French Pyrenees, Atlantic coast

32 Road to Corleone, Sicily 33 Road to Corleone 34 Road to Corleone 35 Road to Corleone 36 Mt. Etna 37 Horses in Spanish Pyrenees
38 Horses in French Pyrenees 39 Manna and Otso in Hossegor 40 Manna and Otso 41 Surfer's paradise 42 Trekking in Pyrenees 43 Sheep 44 Juhana

32. Road to Corleone, Sicily
33. Road to Corleone
34. Road to Corleone
35. Road to Corleone
36. Mt. Etna
37. Horses in Spanish Pyrenees
38. Horses in French Pyrenees
39. Manna and Otso in Hossegor, French Atlantic coast
40. Manna and Otso
41. Surfer's paradise
42. Trekking in Pyrenees
43. Sheep
44. Juhana


Route maps

One arrow indicates one day's (and sometimes night's) riding

Europe
Turkey
Georgia
Armenia
Iran
Turkey
Europe

Maps courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.



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