Tehran

Grocery retail in Iran

It made me smile to see how in a country, so different in many ways than Canada, could still function exactly like Canada.

Tehran, Iran – October 11 – 28, 2015

This page is a photo diary from my 2015 trip to Tehran, Iran. My main interests, as with most trips, are understanding business ethnography and general anthropological perspectives of the place. See an earlier article discussing Canada and Iran here.

This diary of events starts with a Tehran, Iran 360 degree view from Milad Tower and then highlights of different parts of the city. As my understanding develops I will add more context to the photos.

Tehran Day 2 – Milad Tower

Tehran, Iran 360 degree view from Milad Tower October 13, 2015.

360 Degree View from the Milad Tower in Tehran, Iran

360 Degree View from the Milad Tower in Tehran, Iran (1 of 13)

Tehran Iran, Milad Tower view of northern Tehran

360 Degree View from the Milad Tower in Tehran, Iran (2 of 13)

Tehran Milad Tower  360 degree view of Tehran

360 Degree View from the Milad Tower in Tehran, Iran (3 of 13)

360 degree view of Tehran Iran from Milad Tower

360 Degree View from the Milad Tower in Tehran, Iran (4 of 13)

360 Degree View from the Milad Tower in Tehran, Iran (5 of 13)

360 Degree View from the Milad Tower in Tehran, Iran (5 of 13)

Direction of Mecca from Tehran Milad Tower

Direction of Mecca from Tehran’s Milad Tower. 360 Degree View from the Milad Tower in Tehran, Iran (6 of 13)

Tehran Milad Tower

360 Degree View from the Milad Tower in Tehran, Iran (7 of 13)

Tehran Milad Tower

360 Degree View from the Milad Tower in Tehran, Iran (8 of 13)

Tehran Milad Tower

360 Degree View from the Milad Tower in Tehran, Iran (9 of 13)

Tehran Milad Tower

360 Degree View from the Milad Tower in Tehran, Iran (10 of 13)

Tehran Milad Tower

360 Degree View from the Milad Tower in Tehran, Iran (11 of 13)

Tehran Milad Tower

360 Degree View from the Milad Tower in Tehran, Iran (12 of 13)

Tehran Milad Tower

360 Degree View from the Milad Tower in Tehran, Iran (13 of 13)

The base of Milad Tower, Tehran

The base of Milad Tower, Tehran

 

A little Persian boy poses near Milad Tower

A little Persian boy poses near Milad Tower

 

A commemoration of the Persian soldiers in the Iran Iraq war.

A commemoration of the Persian soldiers in the Iran Iraq war.

 

The elevator in the Milad Tower. How is your Arabic?

The elevator in the Milad Tower. How is your Arabic?

 

Tehran Day 3-4 – Tehran Retail and Street Markets including Tajrish and Darband

Freshway in Tehran Iran (Subway Branding)

The colours and style caught my eye.

Street Merchant Tehran

One thing I love about Iran (and the same thing happens in China) is that people are more able to do for themselves. This sort of commerce is outlawed in Canada.

Tajrish Baazar

Tajrish Baazar in northern Tehran. A mix of Persian goods and things sold in the Guangzhou, China Wholesale District.

Darband Restaurant Waterfall

A the northern edge of Tehran is the Alborz Mountai Range. Many of the valleys in this range are residential but Darband is a very unique refuge for those living in the city. To the right you can see a natural waterfall running down the side of the restaurant.

Restaurant in Darband Iran Children Playing

Restaurant in Darband Iran. Children feeding pigeons at the gate of a restaurant

Hooka in Darband Tehran Iran

Hooka in Darband, Tehran, Iran

David Howse relaxing at the top level of a restaurant in Darband.

Relaxing at the top level of a restaurant in Darband.

Darband Tehran Restaurant 1

A restaurnat build in to the side of the Alborz Mountain Range. Usually at the top you can smoke shisha.

Darband Tehran Fortune Teller with Bird Picking Fortune

I’m sure no less accurate than any other fortune teller but I appreciate the theatrics.

On the road there were a couple fortune tellers. This one allowed his birds to pick a Hafez poem that would become your fortune.

On the road there were a couple fortune tellers. This one allowed his birds to pick a Hafez poem that would become your fortune.

The merchant's of Darband

Darband Shops

Darband Sour Fruit Stand

Darband Sour Fruit Stand

A small road winds up the valley in Darband. On each side are merchands selling everything from dried fruits to clothing and jewellery.

A small road winds up the valley in Darband. On each side are merchands selling everything from dried fruits to clothing and jewellery.