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Tehran - Part 1

Today I want to talk about and show you the highways of Tehran. Tehran has many highways. Tehran Municipality has a long term project of highways which is about 500 km and now about 300 km is putting to use. So, this extensive network will complete in a few years. I try to show you a very small view of this project.
Yesterday one of my friends, Yousef, who is a young engineer and I took a short trip in these highways. I drove my car and he took about 2000 pictures continuously. So, when I tried to select them and change their formats in Photoshop in order to be suitable for Internet. I faced with trouble to selecting the photos among them. (As you know I should change them to open them easily on Internet.)
We started our trip from west to east of Tehran. We passed many highways; I think you are not interested in their names. At first, we faced with the fourth largest transmission tower in the world; Milad Tower. It is not completed yet, but its engineers tried to finish and inaugurate it the next autumn.
There were lots of tunnels on our way that were constructed over nine year’s project. Then, we entered to another highway called “Modarres” which has many bridges over it and many green spaces along it. We turned to Sadr highway, to the north of Tehran. On our way, I entered to a secondary lane that is higher than the highway. The scene was very beautiful, so I stopped there and took lots of shots.
We continued our way to east of Tehran. I changed my way to northeast by one of the secondary streets. We entered to a mountainous road which was covered by snow. Cars parked along the road and children were throwing snow balls and sliding on the snow.
We passed through the East Mountains of Tehran and reach Lavasan region; there is a very small city there. For some reasons I couldn’t take photos. I faced with a shortage of petrol. The petrol station was crowded, so I decided to come back to Tehran and unfortunately I couldn’t take the photos of Latiyan Dam.
We drove back to Tehran and took the photos of the reverse angle of our way from east to west. We reached “Hemmat” highway. There were lots of building along the highway. Shahrak-e-Qarb is another region in Tehran with lots of new and modern buildings.
We drove down to south of the highway and passed through ParkWay(Chamran) highway that has many poly-storey bridges over it. (You can see them on photos.)
As my odometer showed, I drove about 160 km. We can see the attempts of our young and creative engineers of Tehran Municipality; they designed these bridges and highways in the late decades without any help from other countries.
As you see, Tehran was covered by snow the night before, but all the streets and highways were cleaned by hard working and responsible dustmen.
We should thank these men for their services to this home land, especially Tehran.

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