Today Leo's Rabbit is back in Tehran shopping at the Grand Bazaar. Walking through numerous corridors, over 10km in length filled with stands specialising in a variety of goods, made our little Rabbit feel a bit tired and dizzy. He decided to take a break and hide from the crowds in a shady corridor within Outlajan Market. After just a few meters walk, he got excited when he spotted many colourful umbrellas floating above the passageway. He learned that this lovely display belongs to Sorahi Cafe and Art Gallery and he immediately entered the shop.
He was instantly impressed by the tasteful decor, with heavy mahogany furniture, beautiful stained-glass windows, colourful lamps hanging with long wires from the ceiling, a charming water feature and handmade jewellery, accessories, paintings, ceramics, porcelain and other traditional crafts on display across the shop. The whole place was filled with a delicate aroma of freshly ground coffee that instantaneously stimulated Rabbit's senses. He found a perfect place to sit and soak up the art while enjoying a cup of authentic Persian coffee.
He was told that the establishment, founded in September 2017 by Sorahi family, sells handcrafted arts from more than 50 different artists from all over the Iran, and simultaneously offers a vast selection of hot beverages, including traditional herbal drinks freshly brewed and served together with Iranian cakes and sweets. Leo's Rabbit liked the organic, authentic feel of Sorahi Café. He admired beautiful artwork on display and left the shop physically and spiritually invigorated and refreshed …hmm… and carrying a lovely hand-made belt he purchased for himself (he may even lend it to MamaMus… well her waist is ‘slightly’ wider than the Rabbit’s, but it will fit her wrist).
Leo's Rabbit 'lives' in my handbag and he travels with us everywhere we go. He has pictures taken at various locations, tourist attractions and places we visit. As a part of this blog we will describe Leo's Rabbit Travels to share our personal experiences from these visits. Hopefully couple of people (apart from us :-) ) will find it interesting and may even feel encouraged to visit one of Rabbit's destinations.