This is the last post of Mashhad Photo daily blog. I wanna to stop blogging because of some personal reasons. I am sure that you understand me; It has been a while that I do not enjoy photographing and writing. ( this is one of my reasons). During this over one year I’ve learned many things from here, made many nice friends. We experienced lots of values and had memorable days together, so I’ll never forget about this blgo as well as it is a holy place for me. I do not know if I will start a blog in future and in another life time or not. Miss you, miss here…But I’ll read your blogs, take comments and never forget about you! I hope if I decided to start a blog again, every thing changed in its true way…
Now I like to write a poem for you from the poet Shel Silverstein, I choose it because I always thought my blog was like a Bridge …
This bridge will only take you halfway there To those mysterious lands you long to see: Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fairs And moonlit woods where unicorns run free So come and walk awhile with me and share The twisting trails and wondrous world I’ve known. But this bridge will only take you halfway there The last few steps you’ll have to take alone.
My nice friend Aysegul from Turquoise Diaries left me the lovely award of kreativ blogger. Before this beautiful award, I got 2 awards from my other nice friends Rita for this blog and a golden award for my blog of "Iranian Kitchen" from the Italian friend Armanda but unfortunately I did not know about the awards rules, so I did not post them to the blog. Hope they forgive me...
There are 7 rules for the person who receive this award :
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award. 2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog. 3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award. 4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting. 5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers. 6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate. 7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.
So the 7 things that you might find interesting about me, could be these:
1. Telling lie is the worst thing to me. 2. Choosing Architecture as a major was one of the light points of my life. 3. I am a big fan of fresh oranges and the girl of Blue color in its all kinds! 4. I hate people who are sneaky. 5. I never could be a bold swimmer. 6. Exploring the world is the most interesting thing to me. 7. The main goal of my life is educating and I try my best to achieve it at the highest levels!
Mashhad (literally the place of martyrdom) is the second largest city in Iran and one of the holiest cities in the world. It is located close to the borders of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. Its population is 2,868,350 people (2006).
Now Mashhad is notably known as the resting place of the Emam Reza. A shrine was later built there to commemorate the Emam, which in turn gave rise to increasing demographical development.
Today the holy shrine and its museum hold one of the most extensive cultural and artistic treasuries of Iran, in particular manuscript books and paintings. The second largest holy city in the world, Mashhad attracts more than 20 million tourists and pilgrims every year.
Long a center of secular as well as of religious learning, Mashhad has been a center for the arts and for the sciences. The large Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, named after the great Iranian poet, is located here.
Mashhad is also home to one of the oldest libraries of the Middle-East called the Central Library of Astan-e Quds Razavi with a history of over six centuries. The Astan-e Quds Razavi Museum, which is part of the Astan-e Quds Razavi Complex, is home to over 70,000 rare manuscripts from various historical eras. There are some six million historical documents in the foundation’s central library.
Apart from Emam Reza shrine there is a number of beautiful large parks, the tombs of historical celebrities in nearby Toos and Neyshabour, the tomb of Nader Shah and Kooh Sangi park and Mellat park that have modern attractions for children such as the biggest ferris wheel or fanfar in Iran and Koohestan park complex that includes a zoo, where many wild animals are kept and which attracts many visitors to Mashhad. Among the other sights are the tomb of the great poet Ferdowsi in Toos, 24 kilometers distance.