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Truck Generations – August

Truck Generations

Iran, Teheran, Dome of Mina Planetarium.

What looks like an over-sized crown made of concrete is in fact the largest planetarium in the Middle East.

The so-called “Dome of Mina” was inaugurated in October 2014 as part of a festive ceremony at which Tehran's mayor, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, and several high-ranking representatives from the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) were present.

The planetarium, built in a suburb of Tehran, serves both for educational and entertainment purposes. It provides visitors a spectacular view of the stars and has various projectors for the sun, moon, planets and other stars. The artificial sky canopy in the dome has a diameter of around 30 metres.

Of course a planetarium like that requires a spot of technical equipment here and there – thankfully the LP 608 is on hand to take care of those deliveries. It is a member of the truck model series that was the first to roll off the production line at the Mercedes-Benz plant at Wörth in 1965. Today, many of these types of vehicles are still reliably performing their duties on Tehran's streets and across the Middle East.


It is called "Khavar" in IRAN.
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Interessantes Bauwerk. Vom608 hätte ich gerne mehr gesehen.
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