120k Tulip-Covered Sidewalk

120k Tulip-Covered Sidewalk120k Tulip-Covered Sidewalk

For the fourth year in a row, a street in Tehran’s northwestern district of Shahrak-e-Qods has its sidewalk covered with 120,000 tulips in tens of colors from start to end. Zarafshan Street became a popular spot for visitors from across the country as pictures of it went viral on social networks for the first time during the previous Iranian New Year (Norouz) holidays (March 19-April 1, 2016). The flower cover is an independent project by a 37-year-old neighborhood resident, Houman Ardebili. “I planted the tulips in memory of my mother who used to have a passion for flowers and gardening,” he told news outlets. An average number of 1,500-2,000 people visit the street daily. In addition to creating a breathtaking view, Ardebili hopes to cultivate a culture of gardening among the people.

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