TEHRAN IS MY KIND OF A TOWN, ENJOY HISTORICAL AND CURRENT PHOTOS:

(work in progress)

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OLD TEHRAN:

Once upon a time Tehran had a wall and gates:


  

 The Qazvin Gate (right)


 Shemiran Gatae (left) and Mashindudi ("Smoking Engine") Iran's first rail line from Tehran to Shahr-e Ray
(11 miles long)

Mashindudi
Tehran's first city buses (1936-left) and  Takht-e Jamshid Ave (Taleqani today) in the early 1960s (note the London style double-decker "route master" which used to be a main feature of the city's public transport) 

Tupkhaneh sq. during late Qajar period                   
   

Tupkhaneh Sq (Imam Khomeini) in 1930s


Bagh-e Melli Gate in the 1950s and in 2004

 

Two views of Mount Damavand (on the Alborz range near Tehran) Iran's tallest peak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MODERN TEHRAN


This church in Karim Khan Ave in
Tehran was literally built before my
eyes (1966-1971) as my elementary
school was located on the other side
 of the street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ferdowsi Ave looking north (mid-1960s)