Photographer's Note

I am well aware that the title "A sad indifference" is an oxymoron but I had great difficulty in coming to terms with this photo. This enigmatic young Iranian woman was photographed in a beautiful palace/museum in Isfahan which was surrounded by fountains and stately gardens.She was with a small group of people but stood apart, sad, wounded in some way. She saw me and understood my interest in taking a photo. She didn't appear angry or annoyed. Resigned, indifferent- I don't know. I am still trying to read that look. My young guide told me that this woman projected some inner grief. To me she will forever be an enigma, a beautiful enigma, but one that makes me sad as well. Hence the title.

Technically speaking the photo has faults, especially the blurred hands. I wasn't even aware that I was shooting at 100ISO.

Chehel Sotoun (also Chihil Sutun or Chehel Sotoon; Persian: چهل ستون‎, literally: “Forty Columns”) is a pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool, in Isfahan, Iran, built by Shah Abbas II to be used for his entertainment and receptions. In this palace, Shah Abbas II and his successors would receive dignitaries and ambassadors, either on the terrace or in one of the stately reception halls.

The name, meaning "Forty Columns" in Persian, was inspired by the twenty slender wooden columns supporting the entrance pavilion, which, when reflected in the waters of the fountain, are said to appear to be forty.

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