Nearly 12 Million people live
in Tehran Bozorg in contrast to two hundred thousand in 1920. The visitor
who has been away for a while can no longer find the way around the city.
Tehran is pleasant, it derives its originality from its dry climate, always
cool in the evening, its pure sky, the nearness of the mountains, its numerous
parks and gardens where flowers blossom throughout the year, the alleys
of young plan-trees in the avenues or even smaller streets, the water which
runs down from the upper city along deep and wide gutters which look like
small rivers during spring.