Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Iranian Women's participation in various elections is indicative of their social and political activities. Their presence in the elections of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Parliament), both as electors and candidates grew steadily in the past decade. In the presidential election in 1992, women constituted 44% of the entire body of voters.
Meanwhile, women's participation at executive and managerial levels has steadily increased, and key positions in planning and policy-making domains have been made available to women. 4.41% of general managers in Iran are women, and in important ministries like Health and Medical Education, Culture, and Higher Education, about 50% of the staff are women.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Thanks to Sara for her nice photos during my absence and also thank you all for your visits and comments. I and Sara will keep posting more photos of Mashhad. Let's see some of my photos in Cyprus.
Marina Beach Street (at day), Larnaca
Surfing on Mediterranean Sea, Larnaca
Larnaca Beach in the morning
A Memorial Statue (I don't know who he is), Nicosia
Music Bars and Clubs, Ayia Napa
Sunday, July 27, 2008
This is a Kind of Iranian famous Pottage or soup that my Mom cooked.We call it "Ash Reshteh" in Farsi.It contains Kind of Vermicelli and special vegetables like Leek,Parsley and etc plus Cereals like Pea,Bean and etc.We try this Pottage with Liquid Whey.It is so delicious!
By the way! My Mom is a skillful chef,She is going to start her own food blog and says to you Do not hesitate to contact us for the instruction if you are purpose to cook this pottage!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
He is my little cousin. Look at his Blue Eyes! They are so nice .When I tried to take this photograph, He was watching me stirringly!
In Iran, Most of the people are Brown eyed with Black hair, so when a baby birth with Blue or Green eyes and blond hair, that looks strange to others and also more beautiful. Like my cute cousin, Aria.
Aria's mom (my aunt) is a university professor. She teaches in university 3 days of a week. So she sometimes asks me to have care of her kid and it causes that I and Aria be came 2 close friends!
I think after being an Architect, It is one of my important job; Baby Sitter!!!!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
We have many different kinds of carpets such as Short-napped coarse (Gelim in Farsi),Coarse loosely-woven (Jajim in Farsi),Silken Carpets and etc.The most beautiful and expensive Carpets are made in Kashan,kerman and Tabriz cities.Mashhad carpets are also popular.
In this Photo you can see a very nice silken Gelim.I like its designing.To me, there is a mystery in it that I could not discover it yet ! Notice to the Roosters styles,It may tell a story!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Here is my Grandpa's Garden.He was died around 16 years ago,When I was just 5 years old.This Garden is my Mom's family heritage.There are lots of old walnut trees in this garden and a nice Waterfall with a river.
I like there so much because of its unique atmosphere.We often go there at end of weeks with my aunts and uncles and their kids.It is a good Chance for us to gathere and forget the pollution of the city and problems of the Machine-made life for a while!
And about the biggest photo;this hand made ladder attract me to take photo,I named this photo "The Ladder To The Sky"!
The other Pictures show The Waterfall and a view of the river.You can see the Wild Raspberries in my photos,too.
I believe that this Garden is part of the parodies!
Let me know your opinions!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Look at the man with green t-shirt. He doesn't have one hand. He is a very good example for people with disabilities. Disability couldn't make him not enjoy his life; he keeps biking.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
All women in Iran have to wear the hijab in public. However, large numbers of Iranian women are in civil service and have higher education. Currently near seventy percent of Iran's science and engineering students are women. Women, make up 27% of the Iranian labor force and the percentage of all Iranian women who are economically active has more than doubled from 6.1% in 1986 to 13.7% in 2000. They have the right to vote, to drive, to work in state/private firms, to do bussiness, to study, and so many other rights as well as men.
To be honest, women in Iran have some limitations due to their hijab mostly; but they have some alternatives: there are several swimming pools, institutions, beaches, parks and other places, ONLY for women. Men are not allowed to enter those public places for women only.
I and Sara (the new author of Mashhad Daily Photos) will post more photos of women in Iran in next weeks.
Wikipedia.org is the reference of numbers in the text. For more information visit this page: Women in Iran.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
I took these photos on last Friday, July 11. If you come out of home soon in the morning on Fridays, between 6-8 AM, you will see so many people are biking alone or in a group. Their route and destination are as same. They bike through Malek Abad Boulevard to the end of Vakil Abad Boulevard, then to Torghabe or Shandiz (two small green towns outside the city). Anyway, let's see some other cyclists.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Some of you may know that I will move to Portland on September. So I think Sara would be the best person who I can let her continue Mashhad Daily Photos in my absence in this town. I will start Portland (OR) Daily Photos after that. Mashhad and Portland are cities with near 12 hours time difference, which means they are located in the maximum far distance on the earth. It's interesting!