0 Likes

Atbin Gallery Last Time I Saw You Portraits By 40 Under 40 Artists 03
Tehran
comments powered by Disqus

Majeed Panahee joo
Atbin Gallery Pooneh Oshidari 02
Majeed Panahee joo
Atbin Gallery Erfan Shahyad 02
Majeed Panahee joo
Atbin Gallery April 2012 Mehdi Dashti 02
Majeed Panahee joo
Atbin Art Gallery June 2012 Rahele Basir Mundance Angle 01
Majeed Panahee joo
Atbin Art Gallery Nov 2012 Urban Space Private Space Arya Abolhassani 01
Majeed Panahee joo
Atbin Art Gallery Oct 2012 Ramin Abbaszadeh 01
Majeed Panahee joo
Atbin Art Gallery Nov 2012 Urban Space Private Space Arya Abolhassani 03
Majeed Panahee joo
Atbin Art Gallery Jan 2013 Iranian Master Of Abstract Painting 02
Majeed Panahee joo
Atbin Art Gallery Jan 2013 Iranian Master Of Abstract Painting 01
Majeed Panahee joo
Atbin Gallery Last Time I Saw You Portraits By 40 Under 40 Artists 02
Majeed Panahee joo
Atbin Art Gallery Nov 2012 Urban Space Private Space Arya Abolhassani 02
Majeed Panahee joo
Atbin Gallery Rahim Hassan Naini entrance
luis davilla
victoria falls in zimbabwe side
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hacli Kilise - Church with the Cross, Cappadocia, Turkey
bibouroku tabito
A crowd of deer fawn in the precincts of Todai-ji Temple
Ruediger Kottmann
Venice - Piazzetta San Marco and the Doges Palace at night
Astrolabio Colombia
Cayo Cangrejo en Providencia, Colombia
Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin
Panta Rei 2
Thomas K Sharpless
South from Sacré Coeur
Astrolabio Colombia
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquirá
bibouroku tabito
Autumn colour from Oku-Ooi Rainbow Bridge of Oigawa Railway
Anton Gulya-Yanovskiy
Санкт-Петербург. Особняк барона А.Л. Штиглица. Голубой зал (Saint-Petersburg Shtiglits's mansion. Blue room)
Ruediger Kottmann
Paris-Montmartre - Rue de Chevallier de la Barre
Andrew Bodrov
Mars Panorama - Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 437
Majeed Panahee joo
South seyhoun
Majeed Panahee joo
Etemad Art Gallery Sep 2012 Myriam Quiel Neverending Story 03
Majeed Panahee joo
Bamik Zaferanieh Bahram Shokohian Padiav Parth Architectural Group Shahid Falahi St Taheri St Paparazzi Restaurant Laung
Majeed Panahee joo
Haftsamar Art Gallery July 2013 Group Painting Exhibition 02
Majeed Panahee joo
Etemad Gallery April 2012 Vahid Sharifian Flowars 02
Majeed Panahee joo
Omid E Mehr Omid Foundations North Bahar St Computer Classroom 05
Majeed Panahee joo
Shirin Art Gallery Dec 2013 Malahat Mohebkhah 02
Majeed Panahee joo
Shirin Art Gallery Feb 2013 Maryam Heidarzadeh 01
Majeed Panahee joo
Haftsamar Art Gallery Nov 2012 Maryam Khonsari Encounter 02
Majeed Panahee joo
Shirin Art Gallery Nov 2012 Fogorie Created By Hamzeh Farhadi 03
Majeed Panahee joo
Seyhoun Art Gallery May 2013 Sepand Art Group Where Are We Standing 01
Majeed Panahee joo
Mahe Mehr Gallery Mohsen Azizi 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.