US Den of Espionage is a former US embassy located at Taleqani Street in Tehran

US Den of Espionage is a former US embassy located at Taleqani Street in Tehran

This is the name given to this place by the locals - this is where the 1953 coup that brought down Mohammad Mossadegh was orchestrated

This is the name given to this place by the locals - this is where the 1953 coup that brought down Mohammad Mossadegh was orchestrated

One of the favourite murals in Tehran and on the embassy walls is this one

One of the favourite murals in Tehran and on the embassy walls is this one

Last Shah of Iran was supported by the USA and this is where the planning was of whole operation began

Last Shah of Iran was supported by the USA and this is where the planning was of whole operation began

On November 4, 1979, students supporting the Iranian Revolution leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, stormed and seized the US embassy

On November 4, 1979, students supporting the Iranian Revolution leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, stormed and seized the US embassy

These murals point to the Iranian attitude towards the USA and how things had been played in this country by the US

These murals point to the Iranian attitude towards the USA and how things had been played in this country by the US

It is an interesting place to visit but sometimes gurads move the visitors away from the walls of the embassy

It is an interesting place to visit but sometimes gurads move the visitors away from the walls of the embassy

It represents a state of affairs between the two countries where Iran has distanced herself from the American intervention in any of their internal affairs

It represents a state of affairs between the two countries where Iran has distanced herself from the American intervention in any of their internal affairs

Some of the images represent innocent realities of life, sometimes depicted in the form of birds

Some of the images represent innocent realities of life, sometimes depicted in the form of birds

American flag is heavily used on the walls to show how USA controls the rest of the world

American flag is heavily used on the walls to show how USA controls the rest of the world

This mural at the wall shows that birds are getting hit by the missiless from an aeroplane and an Iranian soldier stands guard

This mural at the wall shows that birds are getting hit by the missiless from an aeroplane and an Iranian soldier stands guard

A close look at the nest of the birds at the Den of Espionage (the former USA embassy)

A close look at the nest of the birds at the Den of Espionage (the former USA embassy)

An Iranian flag is painted with some slogans on it

An Iranian flag is painted with some slogans on it

This mural appears to show the protesters moving together - it may refer to the events that unfolded in 1979

This mural appears to show the protesters moving together - it may refer to the events that unfolded in 1979

Here Imam Khomeini is shown with the Iranian flag in the background

Here Imam Khomeini is shown with the Iranian flag in the background

There were lots of slogans written in the Persian which I am unable to translate

There were lots of slogans written in the Persian which I am unable to translate

This is one of the main gate of the former USA embassy in Tehran - here 53 American diplomats were taken hostage for 444 days

This is one of the main gate of the former USA embassy in Tehran - here 53 American diplomats were taken hostage for 444 days

A seal at the entrance of the former embassy

A seal at the entrance of the former embassy

A piece of helicopter wreckage from April 1980's Operation Eagle Claw is mounted above the wall

A piece of helicopter wreckage from April 1980's Operation Eagle Claw is mounted above the wall

This is one of the gates used by the Revolutionary Guards who use this site as their headquarter

This is one of the gates used by the Revolutionary Guards who use this site as their headquarter

One of the watchtowers in corner of the embassy wall

One of the watchtowers in corner of the embassy wall

There are many anti American sentiments written on the wall

There are many anti American sentiments written on the wall

Lots of these writtings refer to the saying of the Iranian leaders who see USA as their enemy

Lots of these writtings refer to the saying of the Iranian leaders who see USA as their enemy

A difference in ideology or a political rift, hard to tell but either way Iran is holding it's ground against the USA

A difference in ideology or a political rift, hard to tell but either way Iran is holding it's ground against the USA

This mural depicts the Statue of Liberty with the skull face

This mural depicts the Statue of Liberty with the skull face

This photo shows US Capitol building back-dropped by a version of the Stars and Stripes and also in the upper corner is Star of David (a reference to Israel)

This photo shows US Capitol building back-dropped by a version of the Stars and Stripes and also in the upper corner is Star of David (a reference to Israel)

I think this one means that policy with America is to be their enemy, as per Imam Khomeini

I think this one means that policy with America is to be their enemy, as per Imam Khomeini

This long sentence starts with 'Death to America' and it continues to show the anti American feelings in Iran

This long sentence starts with 'Death to America' and it continues to show the anti American feelings in Iran

One of the walls of the former USA embassy

One of the walls of the former USA embassy

This one roughly translates as that one of the enemy's main objective is to cause troubles and nudity (it continues to next photo)

This one roughly translates as that one of the enemy's main objective is to cause troubles and nudity (it continues to next photo)

For right or wrong reasons, this building still makes a great visit, while in Tehran

For right or wrong reasons, this building still makes a great visit, while in Tehran