[By Shideh] As one of many Tehran lovers, I found it fascinating to go through a few old pictures of this city, each showing her rich history and significant role in Iran’s socio-political movements. Shahram Razavi has a wonderful collection of old Tehran pictures at http://www.worldisround.com/articles/255726/index.html
I’m including a few of his photographs below. But make sure to visit his site as he has gathered an extensive collection of amazing photographs.
On a different level, Ja’far Shahri — a Tehrani writer (1914-1994) — wrote an extremely creative and fascinating chronicle of Tehran’s twentieth-century social history. He wrote about twenty books most of which about Tehran. Abbas Milani has dedicated a chapter of his book “Lost Wisdom – Rethinking Modernity in Iran” to Ja’far Shahri’s personal odyssey which you may find helpful in better understanding Tehran — “a city with a long history and a short memory.”