By Syma Sayyah, Tehran
Recently I was invited by my young
friends to a beautiful new cafe near the Hessabi crossing. It is opposite the late Dr Hessabi’s
house in the north of Elahieh below the Tajrish end of
This petit lovely garden is called
Bagh Mouseh Honar-e
There are many modern sculptures from a recent symposium of Iranian and foreign sculptors, but what makes it unique for me and is the major feature of this garden are the scale models of many of the famous Iranian heritage sites such as the Si-o-seh-pol Bridge and Chehel Sotoun in Isfahan, the famous Shamsoul-emareh monument in Tehran and Bagh Fin in Kashan, the Karavansaraye Mehyar, Ghar-e Kelisa (black church) in west Azerbaijan, the prophet Daniel Mausoleum and last but not least the Naghsh-e Roustam from Persepolis which is at the far west side of the garden near the cafe.
There are many more of these models
throughout the garden. Some of them
were made years ago by an Italian company to mark the 2500th anniversary
It is a great time to take your
visitors if they do not have time to travel around
The cafe is very busy especially on weekends and evenings, and I recommend their delicious cool drinks and ice-creams. This is one of those places that those who serve and those who are served have many social things in common including cleanliness and politeness.
In the summer they have theater and film shows in the evenings. There are also workshops for drawing, miniature painting, calligraphy and sculpture.
Please note that there is an entrance fee of 5000 rials (about $0.50) but you don’t have to pay if you are (like me!) over 50 J
I am sure you will not be disappointed with your visit to this enchanting and pleasant garden. I hope you’ll enjoy the photographs I have for you.
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