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Tehran

There is an unseen charisma in this illusional and twisted space. Traces and symbols, that each tell a different story and open the door to a hidden mystery. Prejudice won't help us recognise and reveal its secrets. One should see, hear and experience it differently. 

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Aun Art Gallery Nov 2012 Extraterrestrial Curator Bobak Etminani 01
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Aun Art Gallery Dec 2012 Alireza Espahbod A Retrospective Exhibition 02
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Aun Gallery Mar 2012 Azadeh Baloochi 02
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Aun Gallery Lightness Group Exhibition Of Damonfar Visual Art Festival Selected Works 01
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Aun gallery Jan 2012 Paria Assal 03
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Aun Gallery May 2012 Nazgol Ansarinia 03
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Aun gallery Jan 2012 Paria Assal 06
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Aun Gallery Kourosh Golnari 03
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Aun Art Gallery Nov 2012 Duality Farideh Shahsavarani 03
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Aun gallery Jan 2012 Paria Assal 01
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Aun Gallery April 2012 Setare Sanjari Continuous Conclusion 02
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Orval abbey
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St Marys Library
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Mass Ordination Program for 100,000 Dhamadayada Monks
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To make a food offering for 3,000 monks
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Gathering Storm over French Valley 2
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Aerial panorama of Santiago-Chile
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Sunset Over Rio Ascencio
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Eighth tournament of the Quran Tehran-Iran
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The Hotel with the Most Wonderful View - not quite the Everest View Hotel
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Aaran Art Gallery Feb 2013 Ahmad Aali Recycled 03
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Seyhoun Art Gallery The 4th May Tributr To Masoumeh Seyhoun 2014 May 01
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Atbin Art Gallery June 2012 Rahele Basir Mundance Angle 01
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Haftsamar Art Gallery Jan 2014 Marjan Sabeti 02
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Haftsamar Art Gallery Jun 2013 Shadi Taaki 01
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Elaheh Gallery Mohsen Gholami Mitra Arbab Saljooghi 01
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Haftsamar Art Gallery Jun 2013 Mehrdad Dehgan 01
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Latian Dam Sad Latian Jajrod Barg Jon Latian Lake Barg Jahan 01
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Fravahr Gallery Mar 2012 Hadi Jamali 01
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Seyhoun Gallery May 2012 Abol Abolghasem Atighechi 02
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Henna Art Gallery Oct 2013 Ali Ghotbi 02
More About Tehran

Overview and HistoryTehran is the capital of Iran and the largest city in the Middle East, with a population of fifteen million people living under the peaks of the Alborz mountain range.Although archaeological evidence places human activity around Tehran back into the years 6000BC, the city was not mentioned in any writings until much later, in the thirteenth century. It's a relatively new city by Iranian standards.But Tehran was a well-known village in the ninth century. It grew rapidly when its neighboring city, Rhages, was destroyed by Mongolian raiders. Many people fled to Tehran.In the seventeenth century Tehran became home to the rulers of the Safavid Dynasty. This is the period when the wall around the city was first constructed. Tehran became the capital of Iran in 1795 and amazingly fast growth followed over the next two hundred years.The recent history of Tehran saw construction of apartment complexes and wide avenues in place of the old Persian gardens, to the detriment of the city's cultural history.The city at present is laid out in two general parts. Northern Tehran is more cosmopolitan and expensive, southern Tehran is cheaper and gets the name "downtown."Getting ThereMehrabad airport is the original one which is currently in the process of being replaced by Imam Khomeini International Airport. The new one is farther away from the city but it now receives all the international traffic, so allow an extra hour to get there or back.TransportationTehran driving can be a wild free-for-all like some South American cities, so get ready for shared taxis, confusing bus routes and a brand new shiny metro system to make it all better. To be fair, there is a great highway system here.The metro has four lines, tickets cost 2000IR, and they have segregated cars. The women-only carriages are the last two at the end, FYI.Taxis come in two flavors, shared and private. Private taxis are more expensive but easier to manage for the visiting traveler. Tehran has a mean rush hour starting at seven AM and lasting until 8PM in its evening version. Solution? Motorcycle taxis! They cut through the traffic and any spare nerves you might have left.People and CultureMore than sixty percent of Tehranis were born outside of the city, making it as ethnically and linguistically diverse as the country itself. Tehran is the most secular and liberal city in Iran and as such it attracts students from all over the country.Things to do, RecommendationsTake the metro to the Tehran Bazaar at the stop "Panzda Gordad". There you can find anything and everything -- shoes, clothes, food, gold, machines and more. Just for the sight of it alone you should take a trip there.If you like being outside, go to Darband and drink tea in a traditional setting. Tehranis love a good picnic and there are plenty of parks to enjoy. Try Mellat park on a friday (fridays are public holidays), or maybe Park Daneshjou, Saaii or Jamshidieh.Remember to go upstairs and have a look around, always always always! The Azadi Tower should fit the bill; it was constructed to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.Tehran is also full of museums such as:the Contemporary Art Museumthe Abghine Musuem (glass works)the 19th century Golestan Royal Palace museumthe museum of carpets (!!!)Reza Abbasi Museum of extraordinary miniaturesand most stunning of all,the Crown Jewels Museum which holds the largest pink diamond in the world and many other jaw-dropping jewels.Text by Steve Smith.