Autumn in Darband

Tehran, Darband, 2009/10/26

Darband was formerly a village close to Tajrish, Shemiran, and is now a neighbourhood inside Tehran’s city limits. It is the beginning of a very popular hiking trail into the Alborz mountain Tochal, which towers over Tehran. A chair lift is also available for those not interested in hiking.

The Persian word (دربند Darband) means “closed gates”.

Darband is where many Iranian giants of art and culture such as Iraj Mirza, Mohammad Taghi Bahar, Forough Farrokhzad, Abolhasan Saba, Ruhollah Khaleghi, Rahi Moayeri, and Darvish-khan are buried (Zahir o-dowleh cemetery).

Darband has a suitable climate all year round, and sees heavy snowfall every year.

The initial start of the trail at Darband is about 250 metres long and is dotted with a number of small cafes and restaurants. These are quite popular and are busy in the evenings, as locals and tourists alike visit the many hooka lounges (locally called ghavekhane sonnati) along the trail.

Source: Wikipedia

Autumn in Darband

Autumn in Darband

Autumn in Darband

Autumn in Darband

~ by Amir on 12 November, 2009.

12 Responses to “Autumn in Darband”

  1. Absoulutly beautiful. Iran is so scenic.

  2. It’s really great.

  3. That is so gorgeous! Would love to be hiking there right now. 🙂

  4. Looks like a wonderful hiking adventure among the spectacular Autumn colors!

  5. سلام
    مکان که فوق العاده است
    من دربند یبار بیشتر نرفتم
    اونم تو تابستون
    قشنگ بود
    عکسها هم خیلی خوب شده
    ولی یه مشکل کوچیک اینکه
    تکرار تکرار تکرار تکرار!
    همیشه شاد باشی وبرقرار

  6. I have missed the colorful autumn, thanks for pictures Amir jan !

  7. امير جان، بابا عكاس خفن…
    لينكيدمت…

  8. آره وافعا پاییز دربند زیباست

  9. سلام امیری
    جاب بود
    عکس خزان من رو
    پیشنهاد میکنم ببینی،جیگر جون

  10. I’ve just come across your blog, and am very impressed with your photos and Tehran. I’ll be back!

  11. Nostalgia :((

  12. بالاخره یه روزی بر می گردم

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