Tehran (April 2014)

 

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Milad tower (435m from base to tip of antenna).

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Main bazaar.

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Friday flea market.

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Busy Tajrish Square with Alborz mountains behind.

 

Popular soup shop on Tajrish Square.

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Fruit street vendors on Tajrish Square.

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Views of northern neighborhood (Velenjak) from my hotel.

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Park of the Saadabad complex. Located on the foothills of the Alborz mountains, the Saadabad complex was a royal summer residence during the Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties. Last picture below: when the Shah was deposed in 1979, his giant statue was destroyed; only the legs and boots have been left.

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Paintings by Mahmoud Farshchian exposed in the Master Farshchian Minature Museum located in the Saadabad complex.

 

View over part of Tehran from the Darband canyon in the Alborz foothills.

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Teahouses and restaurants along the river in the Darband canyon.

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Stands of delicious glazed and stewed fruits, and of lavashaks (rolled sheets of dried cooked fruit) along the lower section of the Darband canyon.

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Collection of hookahs (water pipes) in a Darband restaurant.

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Click the following links to see photos of other parts of the trip:

- Qazvin,

- Alamut Valley,

- Kashan and around,

- Abyaneh,

- Yazd and around,

- Kerman and around.

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