برج آزادی, Borj-e Azadi: Freedom Tower.
Built in 1971 in commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian Empire, this "Gateway into Iran" was named the Shahyad Tower but dubbed Azadi (Freedom) after the Iranian Revolution of 1979.
It is 50 metres (148 feet) tall and is completely clad in cut marble.
There are a few pictures of Azadi on TE already, but this is my take.
I wanted to capture the atmosphere around it (with cars, noise, roadworks) and lots of big city activity buzzing around it.
This was my first visit to Iran and visiting Azadi Square was a great introduction to life in Tehran!
Iran is an amazing and special country and what better icon to start my Iran gallery than with the symbolic Azadi!
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clnaef (6289) 2008-09-02 2:42
Impressionnante construction bien cadrée.
shevchenko (20548) 2008-09-16 23:55
Good pov to show the magnificient Gateway and broad road with busy traffic, nice to see background local buildings all in the same color, thanks for sharing.
edal (6804) 2008-09-23 14:19
It's a great place and you have captured it's grandeur. Your colors are excellent, details - sharp and numerous.
s_lush (16134) 2009-01-07 1:59
You have managed capturing this interesting "Gateway into Iran" very well, in the context of modern daily life of the Iranian capital. Thanks for the useful visual and textual information about the country where I am going to go next summer and for visiting my gallery!
With my best regards and season greetings,