Strolling around Shariati avenue, near Qolhak neigbourhood, Tehran. August 2012.
The photographer Roozbeh Shahrestani says: “Although, one might not be able to convey fully the atmosphere of these places, but perhaps with a momentary pause and a brief look the viewer get some sense of them.”
Tehran’s Amirabad Neighbourhood (2012)
“Amirabad is the neighbourhood that I have lived in more than any other place in Tehran.” says the photographer, Roozbeh Shahrestani. “These two sets of photographs are actually more than a personal report; it is a personal time travel to a relatively distant past by wandering along streets and alleys of this district of the city.”
Dizi is one of the most traditional Iranian foods. It is usually made with lamb, chickpeas, white beans, onion, potatoes, tomatoes, dried lime and turmeric. The ingredients are combined together and cooked until done, at which point the dish is strained. The solids are then mashed and served with the broth along with flatbread.
Ferdowsi Avenue is a major thoroughfare in Tehran and it used to be called Ala’odoleh Avenue in Qajar period. It runs from Toopkhane in the south and after passing through Istanbul intersection it ends in Ferdowsi Square in the north.
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