10.11.2017

A month in Iran: reportage 13 - Tehran: Laleh Park, Contemporary Art Museum, Carpets Museum... and a Persian Party

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Laleh Park

Too hot today! I'm melting under my mateau... fortunately Tehran is full of beautiful parks. My favourite is Laleh park, a large green area including also some important museums: the Contemporary Art Museum and the Carpets Museum.
The park itself is worth a visit and I love this area of the city, rich in book shops and crowded of students. 
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Laleh Park
Not far from here there is the University and many alternative locals are flourishing, with original art galleries and alternative theaters. 
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Contemporary Art Museum
It's a fascinating world, but you have to find it and it isn't easy. If you are curious I suggest you book a tour with Tehran_Art _Discovery (look for it on Instagram!), you wont regret.
Today we go straight to the Contemporary Art Museum. It's a bit disappointing: in the garden there are some very interesting sculptures by important artists... but it's impossible to visit it. 
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Contemporary Art Museum
Inside the building there are temporary exibitions by young Iranian artists. But the collection is no more there! It seems it's touring in the USA... 
I have already visited the Carpets Museum and I'm eager to show it to my son. The building itself is very beautiful, one of the many exemples of contemporary architecture in Tehran. 
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Carpets Museum
Unfortunately the museum is under maintenance and its amazing collection of carpets from all over Iran, dating from the 16th century to the present has been random relocated in the ground floor... Amazing anyway. 
Today we are not lucky. It's almost 3 pm and we are definitely hungry. 
The subway to Pasdaran Boulevard, in the Northern part of the city, is almost empty and a we know that a huge tasty lunch is waiting for us.
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Carpets Museum
"Friends of my friends, you are my very special friends!" could be the motto in Iran. Afsaneh, my friends' school mate, open the door of her wonderful house and ask if we prefer to eat on the carpet or on the table. On the carpet of course! 
We eat to much, and then we dance. "Let's take a picture all together!" my friend Najmeh says, "Not without a make up!" So Afsaneh does make up to everybody, me included... You can see me transformed in an Iranian beauty!
Time to go home. Fortunately we have to walk from the subway station in Eram to our place, because my friends are coming and my adoptive mother Monir must cook a huge tasty dinner. Don't go to Iran if you want to lose weight!
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TO BE CONTINUED

Have also a look to Part 1Part 2,  Part 3Part 4 Part 5Part 6 , Part 7 , Part 8 Part 9Part 10Part 11 and Part 12 


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Lavish building in Pasdaran



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All marble hall for this building
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I'm just WOW
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Huge delicious lunch on the carpet
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Iranian beauty ;)
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Guy and girl at the Persian party :D

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