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 :)
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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!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sky Watch : Another day is on the way!

Every sunsets remind me that another DAY is on the for Iran...