0 Likes

Seyhoun Art Gallery Oct 2013 Jewelery As Sculpture 01
Tehran
comments powered by Disqus

Majeed Panahee joo
Seyhoun Art Gallery Alireza Pouya May 2014 Hidden And Bare 01
Majeed Panahee joo
Seyhoun Art Gallery Alireza Pouya May 2014 Hidden And Bare 02
Majeed Panahee joo
North Seyhoun
Majeed Panahee joo
Seyhoun Art Gallery Dec 2013 Alemeh Bagherian Illusion 01
Majeed Panahee joo
Seyhoun Art Gallery Feb 2014 Siamak Azmi Toys 02
Majeed Panahee joo
Seyhoun Art Gallery Jan 2014 The Second Generation 01
Majeed Panahee joo
Sayhoun Art Gallery Dec 2013 Sara Rahanjam Blue Sky 01
Majeed Panahee joo
Seyhoun Art Gallery Nov 2013 Mojtaba Ramzi The Blind Gambler 02
Majeed Panahee joo
Seyhoun Art Gallery Nov 2013 Monir Sehat Disjointed 01
Majeed Panahee joo
Seyhoun Art Gallery Nov 2012 Yasmin Sinai Berlan Alley 03
Majeed Panahee joo
Seyhoun Art Gallery Apr 2014 Reza Afsari Sealed Letters To Myself 01
Majeed Panahee joo
Seyhoun Art Gallery Apr 2014 Reza Afsari Sealed Letters To Myself 02
John Gore
Aerial 360 of Sparkling Waters Hotel and Spa
John Roberts
Bells Canyon, Sandy, Utah, USA
Kyle Giesbrecht
Edmonton's First Major Snowfall 2012
bibouroku tabito
Cosmos field of Asahina (Fujieda-City, Shizuoka-Prefecture)
Uwe Buecher
Blick vom Aschaffenburger Schloss über den Main
Unkle Kennykoala
Tidbinbilla NR - Cascades Trail
Aurelio Ferrari
Church of S. John the Baptist - Mogno
Marvin del Cid
Semuc Champey
bibouroku tabito
Daibutu-den(Great Buddha Hall)of Todai-ji Temple,Nara
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - Canberra Centre Skate Park
yunzen liu
Shaanxi Xi'an Qianling Mausoleum 3——the 61 headless stone figures
Ivan Schuler Pascasio
Desert Ica Huacachina Peru
Majeed Panahee joo
Niavaran Cultural Center Etemad Gallery Jan 2014 Mahmoud Bakhshi Talkcloud 09
Majeed Panahee joo
Atbin Art Gallery Jan 2013 Iranian Master Of Abstract Painting 03
Majeed Panahee joo
Hamayesh Gallery Ariana Art Gallery July 2012 Group Painting Exhibition 10
Majeed Panahee joo
Shirin Art Gallery Feb 2014 Morteza Yazdani Dinani The Game Of Bewilderment 01
Majeed Panahee joo
Shirin Art Gallery May 2014 Zoo Curated By Iman Safaei 04
Majeed Panahee joo
Aaran Art Gallery Nov 2013 Samira Eskandarfar I Am Not Me 03
Majeed Panahee joo
Haftsamar Art Gallery Oct 2013 Shahabedin Adel 01
Majeed Panahee joo
Shirin Art Gallery Jun 2013 Adel Hosseini Nik 03
Majeed Panahee joo
Aaran Art Gallery Jun 2013 Mohammad Eskandari No Gazelles In The Plains 04
Majeed Panahee joo
Shirin Art Gallery Jan 2013 Hossein Irandoust Chirping Lovers 03
Majeed Panahee joo
Assar Gallery Group Painting Exhibitio 03
Majeed Panahee joo
Etemad Art Gallery Apr 2014 Mohsen Ahmadvand Lion And Banana 01
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.