Friday, October 31, 2008

Girls National Day

The Poster of Girls National day


Yesterday fell on the birthday of the Holy Lady "Fatemah Ma'soomah".She is the sister of "Imam Reza" and daughter of "Imam Mousa Kazem".The government has named this day "The National Day of Girls",So we had many celebrations and festivals for this nice day.I am happy that I live in a country which its government pays attention to women and girls and respect them and does not use them for the businesses and advertisements! Yes this is a sad reality that happens in many countries,Today.
Happy Girls day to all modest and noble girls!
Happy Girls day to me :)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Cold weather is coming!

Today,when I looked to the yard from the window of my room, I got a strange feeling! That was not something new.I have experienced it many times when the weather is foggy and cloudy.Flowers seem so silent and quite.What a gloomy day is today!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Azad University of Mashhad

Yesterday,We had a nice rainy and cold weather.I took this photo from the faculty of Architecture and Art during a short break I had before starting my Concrete class.The building you see is the Faculty of law,languages and other related sciences.It is just one of building in the university.We have other departments with separated buildings plus a mosque and cultural center with a restaurant and cafe ... as well.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Around Iran # 3 : Arg-e-Bam








Arg-e Bam In my Sketch


Arg-e Bam was the largest adobe building in the world, located in Bam, a city in the Kerman province of southeastern Iran. It is listed by UNESCO as part of the World Heritage Site "Bam and its Cultural Landscape". This enormous citadel on the Silk Road was built before 500 BC and remained in use until 1850 AD. It is not known for certain why it was then abandoned.
The entire building was a large fortress in whose heart the citadel itself was located, but because of the impressive look of the citadel, which forms the highest point, the entire fortress is named the Bam Citadel.
The planning and architecture of the citadel are ingeniously thought out from different points of view. From the present form of the citadel one can see that the planner(s) had foreseen the entire final form of the building and city from the first steps in the planning process. During each phase of building development the already-built part enjoyed a complete figure, and each additional part could be "sewn" into the existing section seamlessly.
The citadel is situated in the center of the fortress-city, on the point with widest view for security.When the gate of the city was closed, no human or animal could enter. The inhabitants could continue living for a long period of time in isolation as they had access to a well, gardens, and domestic animals inside. When the fortress-city was besieged the inhabitants could remain in the city while the soldiers could defend it, protected by high walls and towers.

Reference of text:Wikipedia



Arg-e-Bam After the earthquake


On December 26, 2003, the Citadel was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake, along with much of the rest of Bam and its environs.I exactly remember that day.All Iranians shocked by this disaster.Many people were killed.Earthequake destroyed more than 80 percent of the Citadel.It was really crying! A few days after the earthquake, President Mohammad Khatami announced that the Citadel would be rebuilt.
We believe Arg-e Bam is still alive.Listen! It is breathing ...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

As Hot As...!


Sorry for my 2 days absence.I am sure you know how much I'm busy.
These Days I am searching for special topics to take photo.We will have a exhibition by the next month in our university and we are free to choose the subject.I am not a professional photographer,but I really like to be!
Today's photo is one of my selects!That is a hot topics,I think ;)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ducks In The Park


This is again a photo in Mellat Park of Mashhad.I like those animals among the grass,they are nice!


BFF Award

Today morning,Some one Surprised me with her award!
Thank you Ann for the" Blogging Friends Forever Award".
Now I should give the award to five other bloggers according to the following rules:
1. Only five people are allowed
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award
As Ann said in her blog,It is difficult to choose 5 between all!
Hmmm,I have chosen:

1.Elaine,my kind and dear friend from Willits Daily Photo
2.Dear Dina in the Jerusalem Hills who I really like her!
3.Meead from portland Daily Photo,one of my best friends!
4.Webradio with Les dédales de Webradio,a nice friend from France
5.Jilly from Menton Daily Photo (France) for her fantastic photographs

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

North Of Mashhad,Kang Village

This is an alley in Kang Village.A very beautiful and unique place in Mashhad city and even Khorasan Province.Since I choose this Village for my university project,I go there every week.So will post more photos and explain you why it is unique ;)


Dina,You liked to see the donkey.Now,See! This is my Dad art in photography :D

Monday, October 20, 2008

Takhti Square

Here is Takhti square.One of old parts of Mashhad and my dad neighbour when he was a child.The appearance of this square is changed but the name of it is still Takhti.Takhti was the most famous wrestler in Iranian history. He was most famous for his chivalrous behaviour and sportsmanship, and he continues to symbolize the essence of sports to the Iranian people.
In 1961, a terrible earthquake occurred in Boein Zahra in western Iran, killing 45,000. Takhti was deeply touched by the suffering. Already one of Iran's biggest stars, he began to walk one of the main avenues of Tehran, asking for assistance for the victims. He inspired other champions to follow in his footsteps, and thousands gave to alleviate the suffering.
Another example of his character comes from a match in Moscow. After defeating the then world champion Anatoli Albul, Takhti saw the sorrow on the face of Albul's mother. Takhti went to her and said, "I'm sorry about the result, but your son is a great wrestler." She smiled and kissed him.
And another memory of him that clarifies his character more: Once he had a match with Russian wrestler Alexander Medved who had an injured right knee. When Takhti found out that he was injured, he never attacked the leg. Instead, he tried to catch the other leg. It shows that he valued honourable behaviour more than reaching victory.Alexander Medved, out of respect, has visited Takhti's grave many times in Iran over the years.
Reference of the history:Wikipedia

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Around Iran # 2 : Hafezieh,Shiraz City





Today's photos show you Hafezieh in Shiraz city.The Mausolum of our great poet "Hafez"

Khawja-Shamsoddin-Muhammad Hafez,Great Persian Poet was born sometime between the years 1310 and 1337 in Shiraz, Medieval Persia(now Iran).
His lyrical poems, known as ghazals, are noted for their beauty and bring to fruition the love, mysticism, and early Sufi themes that had long pervaded Persian poetry. Moreover, his poetry possessed elements of modern surrealism.
مژده‌ى وصل تو كو كز سر جان برخيزم
طاير قدسم و از دام جهان برخيزم
Where are the tidings of union? that I may arise-
Forth from the dust I will rise up to welcome thee!
My soul, like a homing bird, yearning for paradise,
Shall arise and soar, from the snares of the world set free.
Hafez

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Shah Abbas-e-Safavi


Thees are 3 same handicraft plates we have in our house.My dad bought them many years ago.The man you see at the center of these plates is "Shah Abbas-e-Safavi".
Shāh ‘Abbās the Great (born January 27, 1571; died January 19, 1629) was Shah of Iran, and the most eminent ruler of the Safavid Dynasty of the Persian Empire. He was the third son of Shah Mohammad.Iranians always proud of him.
Click here if you like to know more about him!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Persian Woman in My Painting



Oh,See what I've found!

I drew it about 5 years ago when I was a high school student.A Persian woman is in my work that I did it with poster color on a piece of tile!

I miss that days...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Statue of Janbaz Square

This is the Statue of of Janbaz Square.This reminds us the men who defended Iran during the war of Iran and Iraq.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Around Iran # 1:Kandovan Village



Since I decided to make the blog more interesting, Finally I found a way to do it.I want to post more photos about all parts of Iran and not just Mashhad.You will see them by this title : Around Iran.photos are the result of search and my friends.
For today's post I select some photo of Kandovan Village.A dreamy place,as you see!
In Wikipedia I found this about Kandovan :
Kandovan (also spelled Candovan[citation needed]) is a tourist village near Osku or Oscu and Tabriz, Iran. Its fame is due to its special houses which are carved inside rocks. Some of the houses are at least 700 years old and are still being inhabited. Kandovan also has scenic beauty. It's a popular resort with hotels and restaurants there to serve tourists. Its mineral water is also popular by visitors and is believed to be a cure for kidney disease.
I am sure it is not enough for visitor of here,So read my explanation!
Kandovan historical village with specific geographical and natural characteristic is one of the wonderful village of Iran and the world.It located in 52 Km of south Tabriz, capital of eastern Azerbaijan in north –west of Iran, and 20 Km of Oscu town.Root of Kandovan's name In the historical texts, the village is called "Kandou jan" derives from two words Kand meaning village and Jan meaning existence.History of Kandovan The date of Kandovan backs to 13th century simultaneously with Mongolian Invasion but it should be mentioned that there are different opinions about it.People lived in Hillvard village located 2 Km of Kandovan ,but after invasion they moved to Kandovan because of its natural position which helped them protecting themselves from invasions.It seems there was settlement before 13th century but providing more information needs more investigations.The most interesting feature in Kandovan is rocky architecture. Recognizing the first man's houses.The remain of rocky architecture can be seen in Italy, Afghanistan, Greek ,Peru, Latin America and china where unlike Kandovan are empty and out of settlement .There is just one region in the world is as same as Kandovan and it is Gorme valley in Kapadokie located in 300 Km of Ankara, capital city of Turkey.Kandovan unlike Gorme valley is a settlement place for people who live in this village.Kandovan village is the complex of conical rocks that villagers engraved and settled inside them.The rocks are remaining of volcanic eruption of Sahand which was activated in early tertiary period and it continued to early quaternary period .There fore geometrical composition of Kandovan consist of Ignimbrite or touf.Upon the erosion caused by flowing waters, Touf stones are in conical shapes. Inside the rocks which have engraved is called Kran.Krans have usually two, three or four floors.The first floor is utilized as a stable. The second floor and third floor are as living room, the fourth floor is used as ware house.The entrance doors are short and their height is not more than 160 cm. Some krans are employed for public usage such as mosque and bathroom.Inside krans is cool in the summer and warm in the winter .Most of them are toward south and their habitants enjoy sun ray through the windows.
Now, How do you feel about there?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday in the Park

Today,I and my family went to the Mellat Park.I could take many photos while we were walking there.These pictures are some of them.

A nice little girl with her toy car.She looks cute! and seems so happy!

A nice colored flower that I do not know its name!


I like this one.I took it in the glasshouse of the park.

And I noticed to the sky,too.It looks silver today!

Some people preferred to be on the lake.Like those women you see here and the family on the right of the photo.
And some people interested in walking and watching! like my Family!
Yes, you can see my mom,dad and my only brother Behrooz .We had a nice Friday in the Park!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Dome under Tile working


This is the dome of a mosque near my university.As you see,it is under tile working.This is nice and impressive.The sentence that is written on the dome is : لااله الا الله
It means;There is no God but Allah.
We Muslims,call such sentences "Zekr".

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sky Watch : Light of the Night


I've made me a moon-catchin' net,
And I'm goin' huntin' tonight,
I'll run along swingin' it over my head,
And grab for that big ball of light.
So tomorrow just look at the sky,
And if there's no moon you can bet,
I've found what I sought and I finally caught,
The moon in my moon-catchin' net.

Words by: Shel Silverstein

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Gas Office of Khorasan Province


This is the building of Khorasan Province Gas Office in Mashhad.I like the architecture and the expose concrete appearance.I can see a special firmness in this building!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Eid-e-Fetr

Yesterday was Eid-e-Fetr or Eid-ul-Fitr in Arabic.
Eid ul-Fitr or Id-ul-Fitr, often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fitr means "to break the fast" (and can also mean "nature", from the word "fitrah"); and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. It is celebrated starting on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal.

In the predominantly Shia culture of Iran, Eid is a highly personal event, and celebrations are often more muted. Called Eyde Fetr by most Iranians, charity is important on that day. Public Eid prayers are held in every Mosque and in public places. Visiting the elderly and gathering with families and friends is also very common. Typically, each Muslim family gives food to those in need. Payment of fitra or fetriye is obligatory for each Muslim.
Often meat or Kurbani (literally translated as sacrifice, for it is usually a young lamb or calf that is sacrificed for the occasion), which is an expensive food item in Iran, will be given by those in wealthier families to those who have less. The offering of meat is generally a part of the Eid-ul-Azha celebrations and sacrifices (Kurbani) are generally not given during the Eid-ul-fitr celebrations. The photo shows women in Eid prayer.
For more information please click here.