TEHRAN – In the heart of Tehran, you can find signs for early days of this modern metropolitan at the Lalehzar Street.
Although it is spotted by stores selling electrical appliances, you can discover once Lalehzar Boulevard if you just look upward!
There are still elements of Iranian and western architectures in façades of buildings and signs.
The boulevard was home to modern shops, cafes as well as restaurants.
In 1930s, 40s, and 50s, it was known as Tehran Broadway housing 16 cinema halls. Modern theatre scene started at six theater centers located at the Lalehzar Street.
Lalehzar aesthetic was a combination of Western architecture with national symbols and elements.
Still you can see smooth curves of 1940s-50s architecture on the buildings located at Lalehzar intersections.
date: 26 November 2017 id: 15995 source: Tehran Times