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Darakeh is one of the many spots that people can go for a soft or hard hike depending on how far they wish to walk. It is a popular place all year around and especially in summer evenings for people to go and enjoy the nice air.

There are three main paths into the mountains in the north of Tehran where some people flock at weekends . Reaching the Touchal peak Touchal : Roof of Tehran is possible from each of these 3 paths which are called : 1-Touchal , 2- Darband , 3- Darakeh

Darakeh-this shot was taken there -starts in the narrow roads of an aged suburb shaded by tall trees and cut in two by a gushing stream that accompanies the walking path all the way up to near the peak. The path never gets wide enough to allow more than four people to walk abreast .

There are some teahouses in Darakeh that one can order tea, dates , adasi (lentil soup ) ,... ; also other trades such as selling books, cotton garments, sunglasses , hats,... almost at the beginning of the path; for the the crowds thin out slowly as one gets higher .

I took this shot in a cold foggy day which everywhere was covered by ice and snow. Hope you like it.

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  • Copyright: Atousa Taghavi (Atousa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1105 W: 57 N: 2111] (7131)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-01-24
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-02-02 21:25
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