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Open the garden doors and discover a piece of paradise with Photo Esplanade. Alfio Tommasini takes us to Iran, cradle of the ancient and historical art of gardening through a series of images shown for the very first time.
Pairidaēza, “walled garden” in Persian, evokes a place of protection, freedom and enjoyment, but also a metaphorical representation of the universe. From the deserts of Persepolis to the gardens of Tehran, the photographer from Ticino takes us on a spellbinding journey. Exploring first the remains of ancient gardens and the spirituality of their architecture, this quest leads us to the lush green paradises where Iranians still love to bask.