Photographer's Note

Azadi Square, called Shahyaad (in memory of the Shah) Square before the Iranian revolution, is a very famous square in Tehran. Called Meydane-Azadi in Persian, it is the place where Khomeini started the Iranian Revolution on 12 December, 1978. This building is symbol of Iran's Islamic and pre-Islamic architecture.

Though the history of Tehran stretches back more than 2,300 years, the Shahyad Tower has managed to become the symbol of Iran's capitol city in just a few decades (build in 1971). The arch rises from Azadi Square mirroring the Elburz (Alborz) mountain range just north of the city. Though not as wondrous as the snowy peaks of Mount Damavand, it is a 148 foot tall masterpiece of cut marble that marks the entrance to this historic city.

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