Saturday, December 12, 2009

Coming soon...

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Note: Because of the "Indian florists SPAMS", I had to obsolete the Commenting link.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The last post...

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”

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.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Tavvakoli Night Dress Shop

Here is Sajjad Blvd and the Red calligraphy that you see on the board is the logo of a dress shop.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Award of Kreativ Blogger

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!

Now, I should give this award to 7 bloggers:
1. Jilly from Menton Daily photo .
2. Rita from Finland for her Rita's blog.
3. Petrea from Pasadena Daily photo.
4. Kris from This will hurt me! blog.
5. Babooshka from Ramsey Daily Photo.
6. Ann from Sydney Meanderings.
7. Danial from Sari (Iran) Daily Photo.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Blog's Break

This a kind of rose flower in our yard. In Persian, this is called Jamileh, I do not know about its English name
For my next giving project, I need 1 week free time to finish it. I'll come back soon friends ;)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Ramazan Season

At the photo, you can see a bowl of Ash-e-Reshteh with bread, basil and date that we had for the Eftar ( for breaking our fast)

This is the second day of Ramazan and the second year that I experience fasting at the hot days of summer. You may think this is so difficult but actually this not. I can describe the good feeling that I have...
I had some posts about Ramazan month that you can see by clicking here!

Saturday, August 22, 2009


The building is located on Faramarz Abbasi BLVD

Friday, August 21, 2009

Advertisement with Henna !!!

I wonder that how advertisements foll people! Experience this Henna shampoo destroyed all my imaginations!!
So let's not believe somethings!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Khayyam BLVD

Still we can see the decorations of this main street for Sha'ban celebration...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Home and Kitchen

One of the habit of Iranian women is shopping for the house, though sometimes they lavish!!!
Home & Kitchen is one of the famous markets in Mashhad with many favorites for a Persian woman!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

That's a piece of Persian Art !

The handmade carpet of Golestan palace, Tehran

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Persian White cheese

A peace of white cheese, some walnut, some slices of tomato with vegetables… Then a cup of tea with honey!
That's a complete Persian breakfast which is my favorite!
The text you can see on the bill board says about "Paadra Toos" dairy which is one of the famous factories in Mashhad.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A new Commercial Center in our neighbourhood

A new building still under construction, in Janbaz blvd, near our house. Yet, it does not have any name. I appreciate the architecture...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

An Apartment in Sajjad Street

You probably like to know about house shapes in Iran specially in Mashhad. As you see in the photo, most of people live in apartments. the maximum floors for apartments in Mashhad is usually 5 floors. This unit is depends on the street and city and may be different in other places of Iran.
The families that live in apartments often have good relation with each other. They sometimes plan gathering party in the yard or under a bower. The culture of living friendly is really improved in Iran.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009

When a baby tries to be Independent !

I appreciate him!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Yes, I won !

Eating Spaghetti competition (It was veryyy awful to watch)

Excuse me for 1 day absence on the blog. I've got a very bad flu and could not even sit and write a post.

Last night we went to the "spaghetti festival" as planed to take part for the spaghetti structure competition And I won the prize of the most beautiful structure :)

The prize was not as something I supposed on my mind, any way not bad. A big set of Pyrex Dishes for serving pasta with a very huge box of spaghetti!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Spaghetti Festival

The advertisement says about a Spaghetti festival in the Kian Center. Building spaghetti structures which is my favorite is one the programs of this festival. Then cooking the best food with macaroni and teaching how to cook are the other ones!
You may remember my spaghetti Eiffel Tower, I will take part in the competition of spaghetti structures with the Eiffel Tower of mine on Thursday, so please come here again if you like to know the result ;)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Yakhchal or Natural Refrigerators

These are the heritages from many years ago in a place near Mashhad.
According to the Wikipedia:

A yakh-chāl (meaning "ice pit") is an ancient type of refrigerator.
Above ground, the structure had a domed shape, but had a subterranean storage space; it was often used to store ice, but sometimes was used to store food as well. The subterranean space coupled with the thick heat-resistant construction material insulated the storage space year round. These structures were mainly built and used in Persia. Many remain standing that were built hundreds of years ago.

In 400 BC Iran, Persian engineers had already mastered the technique of storing ice in the middle of summer in the desert. The ice was brought in during the winters from nearby mountains in bulk amounts, and stored in a specially designed, passively cooled refrigerator, called a yakhchal (meaning ice pit). This was a large underground space (up to 5000 m³) that had thick walls (at least two meters at the base) made out of a special mortar called sārooj, composed of sand, clay, egg whites, lime, goat hair, and ash in specific proportions, and which was resistant to heat transfer. This mixture was thought to be completely water impenetrable. The space often had access to a Qanat, and often contained a system of windcatchers that could easily bring temperatures inside the space down to frigid levels in summer days. The ice was then used to chill treats for royalty during hot summer days and to make faloodeh, the traditional Persian frozen dessert.

Yakhchal of Yazd province (Photo from Wikipedia)

The Yakchal in Kerman is located about a mile from the center of the city. This cone-shaped building is about sixty feet high. The massive insulation and the continuous cooling waters that spiral down its side keep the ice stored there in winter frozen throughout the summer. These ice houses used in desert towns from antiquity have a trench at the bottom to catch what water does melt from the ice and allow it to refreeze during the cold desert nights. The ice is broken up and moved to caverns deep in the ground. As more water runs into the trench the process is repeated. Often seen around the ice houses and many of the homes in the desert are towers called badgirs or wind traps. Built of mud or mud brick, these badgirs, mentioned by Marco Polo, are square or round, but the operating principle is the same: to catch the slightest breeze in the vents at the top and to funnel the cooling air down through internal, vertically placed wooded slats to the water or dwelling below.
In present day Iran the term yakchal is also used to refer to modern refrigerators.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The country place of Torghabeh

According to Wiki Pedia:
Torghabeh is a town near the city of Mashad in Khorasan Razavi Province, northeastern Iran. Its population is about 1500.
Torghabeh is famous because of its mild nights in Summer.[citation needed] It has many traditional restaurants and many local businesses that sell handicrafts. One of its customary local foods is Dizi. Another common choice of food among the frequent visitors of the town is Shishlik, which is basically grilled lamb and T-bone accompanied by rice.
The small town is considered as a get-away spot for the families and youth of Mashhad, who cruise the streets and rural venues of the city in their cars or on foot.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The art of Tile working

I've posted many photos from Persian tile workings that you can see all by selecting the Art and Islamic Art labels.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Qajar Princes

The painting shows Qajar Princes
Ahmad shaah palace, Tehran- Iran
To know about Qajar era you may like to click here.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

We are growing up!

Do you remember my "uninvited guests" ?
now, this is one of them. So friendly with us!
As some of you liked to see how they are growing up, I took this photo.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Second Plane diaster During These Days

Photo by Fars news

Yesterday afternoon, the Iran Plane Crash Leaves 17 Dead, 19 Hurt in Mashhad.
At least 17 people were killed and 19 injured in a plane crash in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad, the country’s second airliner accident in less than two weeks,
The Russian-designed Ilyushin, carrying 153 passengers, went down while landing at Mashhad’s international airport on a flight from Tehran, citing comments on the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency from Ghahreman Rashid, deputy governor of Khorasan province. The aircraft was operated by the Iranian company Aria Air.
The plane had a technical fault, citing a state television report from an airport official. The aircraft’s wheels caught fire on landing at 6:10 p.m. local time today and it veered off the runway and into a wall, IRNA cited an unidentified person as saying.
A Russian-made Tupolev Tu-154 plane from Iranian-owned Caspian Airlines crashed in the northwestern province of Qazvin on July 15, killing all 168 people aboard.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Persian Kilim and Rugs

In the small town of Torghabeh, you can easily see the Persian rugs in many handicraft stores.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mil (Minaret) Khosrogerd

Photo from Trekearth

I took this photo while we were travelling to Tehran

Khosrogerd minaret is a brick made structure erected on the side of the Nishabur –ray road and today lies in a short distance from Sabzevar –Tehran road (near to Mashhad) the minaret is believed to heve also served as a guide to the travelers because it can be seen from a very long distance. Archaeological studies conducted so far suggest that this monument used to signs of any architectural structures have been uncovered in the course of excavations in the suburbs of the structure .
Khosrogerd minaret s manuscript clearly states that the structure was built in 505A.H and today serves to symbolize the architectural style of its time .it has been made of brick while the facade has been ornamented with molded and finely cut exterior bricks that appear in a variety of shapes and styles .the minaret fortunately has remained intact through years and is considered as a valuable architectural work of Khorasan province which has been registered as a national historical heritage that has undergone frequent repair works by Khorasan cultural heritage organization .

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

In a Traditional Persian Tea House

All the appliances are old and antique. A brazen samovar, lanterns, tea pots...
Sounds you live in the history at this tea house!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Stony Pots

These stony Pots are so popular in Iran and you can find the best ones in Mashhad. Now people do not use them much, but buy as a handicraft. Many years ago, they has been used for cooking specially to cook broth.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy Eid of Mabas

The cave Hira in the mountain Jabal al-Nour where, The place that Muhammad received his first revelation (Reference of the photo: Wikipedia)

At some point Muhammad adopted the practice of meditating alone for several weeks every year in a cave on Mount Hira near Mecca. During one of his visits to Mount Hira, the angel Gabriel appeared to him in the year 610 and commanded Muhammad to recite the following verses:

Proclaim! (or read!) in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created- Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood: Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful,- He Who taught (the use of) the pen,- Taught man that which he knew not.(Qur'an 96:1-5)

upon receiving his first revelations Muhammad was deeply distressed and contemplated throwing himself off the top of a mountain but the spirit moved closer and told him that he has been chosen as a messenger of God. To know more please click here.

Reference of the text: wikipedia

Medina- Prophet Muhammad's Mosque- is taken last summer

The anniversary of that event became one of the greatest Muslim's celebrity which is named "Eid of Mabas". "Eid" means celebrity and "Mabas" means to be chosen (here as the messenger of God) .

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Iranian Poet # 1 : Shahriar

Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Behjat-Tabrizi (Shahriar) 's statue , Mellat Park, Tehran, Iran

Mohammad Hossein Shahriar (Died on September 18, 1988) , was the first Iranian Azeri to write a significant collection of poetry in the Azerbaijani language. Born in 1906 in Tabriz, he received his elementary education, including the Divan of Hafez, under his father's supervision. Shahriar’s first formal education was at the Motahari (former Mansoor High School) Secondary School in Tabriz. He subsequently studied at the Darolfonun (former higher education school) in Tehran. Although he studied medicine in college, he dropped out just before getting his diploma and went to Khorasan, where he found a job as a notary public and bank clerk. Initially he published his poems under his given name, Behjat, but later chose the name Shahriar.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The inside of Almas-e-Shargh Center

On my earlier posts, you saw the special architecture of Almas-e-Shargh shopping center. To see it again click here.
Now, this is the inside of it. A nice waterfront exactly under the dome.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Iranian Plane Crashes, All 168 Passengers Killed

TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian plane carrying 168 passengers crashed before midday in the suburbs of the city of Qazvin, some 75 miles northwest of Tehran, on route to the Armenian capital, Yerevan, police sources said.

"The plane has crashed in Farsian Eghbalieh village near Qazvin. All the 168 passengers on board have been killed," Qazvin's Police Commander Colonel Masoud Jafari Nassab told FNA. He reiterated that the relief and rescue squad deployed to the scene immediately. The Caspian Airlines Russian made Tupolev jet was heading from Tehran to the Armenian capital Yerevan when it crashed at 11:33 am local time (0803GMT), 16 minutes after take-off from Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport. Reports said all the passengers and crews on board have burnt to ashes.

And unfortunately, members of Iran's junior judo team lost their lives after an Iranian passenger plane crashed near the city of Qazvin, northwest of Tehran on Wednesday.
Photos and text from FAN.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Luster Shop

There is a big street in Mashhad with many light & luster stores. Last night when we crossed there, most of the shops were closed.
Personally I do not choose such golden lusters. I like silver ones with artistic models.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Welcome my Uninvited Guests

What could be more interesting than finding a Hoopoe nest in the garden?!

surely nothing. While I was walking in our garden, found a small nest at the base of walnut tree with 4 cute Hoopoes! you can see them on the photo but one of them is slept! Too me, their bills looks like the fox's head!
I have named them Uninvited Guests :)
*My other blogs are becoming updated regularly every day*

Monday, July 13, 2009

My Hospital !

Subject: 96 bed Hospital

Finally I finished my exams and gave my projects well. It was a difficult semester with many new experiences of designing. Thank God that the result was okay!
In today's post you can see the pictures of my hospital. In the Digital world of today that everything is done by software, our lecturer asked us to do all with hand so this Hospital is completely made by my hands!