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رضا حسيني متولد 1326 در اهواز و فارغ‌التحصيل كالج هنر آتلانتا، جورجيا و آمريكا است. تابه حال 10 نمايشگاه انفرادي در دانشگاه شيراز، باشگاه گلف اهواز،ليك سيتي كالج، دانشگاه فلوريدا، نگارخانه‌هاي ايرانيان، گلستان، هفت‌ثمر، آريا، الهه و كوفا در لندن و هفت نمايشگاه گروهي برگزار كرده است.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Tehran


A: Center Hoor

di Majeed Panahee joo, meno di 10 metri di distanza

Center Hoor

B: North Hoor

di Majeed Panahee joo, 10 metri di distanza

North Hoor

C: Sazgar 16 Pano

di Sahneh, 300 metri di distanza

Sazgar 16 Pano

D: Sazgar 01 Pano

di Sahneh, 300 metri di distanza

Sazgar 01 Pano

E: Sazgar 15 Pano

di Sahneh, 300 metri di distanza

Sazgar 15 Pano

F: Aria Gallery Hand Print Group Exhibition 01

di Majeed Panahee joo, 390 metri di distanza

Aria Gallery Hand Print Group Exhibition 01

G: Aria Gallery Hand Print Group Exhibition 02

di Majeed Panahee joo, 400 metri di distanza

Aria Gallery Hand Print Group Exhibition 02

H: Aria Gallery Hand Print Group Exhibition 03

di Majeed Panahee joo, 410 metri di distanza

Aria Gallery Hand Print Group Exhibition 03

I: Daybank

di Sahneh, 530 metri di distanza


J: Haftsamar Gallery July 2012 Shahrzad Mirzahessabi 01

di Majeed Panahee joo, 570 metri di distanza

Haftsamar Gallery July 2012 Shahrzad Mirzahessabi 01

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Tehran

Questa è una vista generale di Tehran

Overview and History

Tehran 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 There

Mehrabad 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.


Tehran 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 Culture

More 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, Recommendations

Take 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 Museum

the Abghine Musuem (glass works)

the 19th century Golestan Royal Palace museum

the museum of carpets (!!!)

Reza Abbasi Museum of extraordinary miniatures

and 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.

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