Evin is a neighbourhood in the north of Tehran. The pictures shown here are of the last remaining orchards and old houses in Evin. The traditional village of Evin is located between Daneshgah Square on the north and Evin Mosque on the south. Acacia Lane is the street with the stairs. Evin Prison is also located nearby.
Lighting with electric light bulbs became popular in the 20th century in Iran and has been an integral part of celebrating religious holidays (such as the Mab’ath or Sha’ban) and public celebrations (such as 4th of Aban before the revolution and Fajr after the revolution). Today colour bulbs and fluorescent lights are used widely for outdoor lightings and Illuminations.
Emamzadeh Abdollah Cemetery is situated in the City of Ray (Shahr-e-Rey), the oldest existing city in the province. The interior of the tomb is thought to be built in Safavid Period (15th century). The family mausoleums are located in the courtyard of the shrine and are in the architectural styles of Qajar & Pahlavi periods.
In 1933, following a dispute with the British government and Anglo-Persian Oil Company, the Iranian government demanded cancellation of the D’Arcy concession. The termination of D’Arcy Concession was celebrated in the streets of Tehran with a government-sponsored carnival.
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