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Man and rope

A famous Tightrope walker is performing in a local sport event in Rasht. Lafand in local language means rope. Lafandbazi is one of the local shows of Guilan Province (Iran) and is performed mostly in weddings or New Year celebration or even in weekly street markets. This sport is well known in world and is mainly performed in cirques. The more a Lafanbaz (Tightrope walker) mastered the art, the more variant moves he can do on rope.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Rasht, Iran
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © REZA GOLCHIN