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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Persian Handmade Carpets # 1

Cyrus The Great and his wife

Rural Women are baking bread

  Not a Persian picture but made as a Persian Carpet and you see how it is censored!

Isfahani Style


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Khoresh Gheimeh

Gheimeh or Qeymeh (Persian: قیمه) is a Persian stew of which the main ingredients are cubed lamb, yellow split peas, onion and dried lime. This stew is combined with either thin French fries or eggplant and usually served with rice. The best kind of Gheimeh is cooked in Mashhad which is named Gheyme Mashhadi. I and my mom has cooked and decorated a dish of Gheymeh Mashhadi for you. Hope enjoy it!
To know about the recipe please click here!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Miniature Grandmom

I'm so sorry that I can not update the blog regularly because of my different jobs. May should say Mashhad SOMETIMES photo instead of Daily! The main problem is with finding subject to take photo since I do not go out of home much.
Today's photo shows you a handy craft that I made many years a go with pea, beans and rice and like to share its picture today :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Loghman Mosque

Loghman Mosque, Shohada Square

Friday, June 4, 2010

How much sweet one can be?!

Here you see one of our four dogs "Poppy". He is a lovely pet! A really smart, playful and cute dog that I've ever seen...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

It's a kind of flower named Abshar Talayi in Farsi (Golden Waterfall)

Today is Mother's Day in Iran and also recognized as Women's Day here. I wish all the bests for Iranian women and girls especially kind moms. Happy Mother's Day!
I apologize for my long absence in the blog. Hope to not do it again :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hail and Rain Storm ; Again !

These photos show the crazy weather of Sunday. Just wondering about it....
* The camera date is not correct

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mashhad City Hall

This is the old building of Mashhad City hall in Shohada Square. A very big project is now in progress around it. Repairing the old texture and solving the traffic problem is some items of this project.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rain in Tehran

Founding these impressive shots from a rainy day in Tehran made me excited. Especially the one shows sweepers are helping people to pass the water!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

!ABC Wednesday: "R" for Rooster

I sometimes become shocked by strange views in the city. This is one of them; A Rooster was walking in the city!!! I never saw something like that before but it is maybe natural in the downtown ! 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ahmad Abad Avenue

I captured this photo in a cloudy afternoon while I was walking on the foot bridge. City seems so messy, I don't know why?!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ya Fatemeh

These days city is full of the black placards about Fatemeh (daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad). It's nice to know about her life. If you are interested, click Here!

Friday, May 14, 2010


Khatoon is the symbol of a Persian woman. A black eyed women with a kind of brightness in her face!
I drew and painted this picture for a friend and now she has received it.
I also had a related photo in my older blog that you can see by clicking here.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Women in Iran

I had some post about the way Iranian women wear Hijab on my older blog but these days it is a hot topic in Iran. THEY started to involve with women who wear tight uniform and make up or in the other words women in attractive appearance. What really make a woman attractive?! Wearing light colors, make up, visible hair, tight cloth…Right! You found the answer of your question that why most of Iranian women wear black!

As a Muslim girl, I choose to have a suitable appearance in the way my religion asks but I do not agree with something they ask Iranian Woman to do. If THEY let women to appear in their optional way, they would never make such stupid styles. A Compulsory Hijab never works!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Photos from the Past

Tehran Avenue
Imam Reza Shrine
Darvazeh Talayi (Golden Gate)

These photos are from 50 years ago. I found them through the internet.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Dolmeh Irani

Dolmeh is one of our traditional delicious foods. It is cooked in different flavors such as salty, sweet, and sour. But the most popular type is salty. I know that Arabs has this food in their own way of cooking. Nowadays, Dolmeh is not a very usual food in Iranian houses since this is difficult to cook and take a long time to prepare, but still is cooked in grand mamas houses. My mom tries to prepare it one or tow times in a year and this year I learned to cook it, too. It was such a different experience!

If you are interested to know the recipe, visit my blog of Iranian Kitchen!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Special Bike

It's a bicycle in Steqlal Square. You can see why it is different!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Kooh Sangi Park

Kooh Sangi (in Persian ) or Stone Mountain (in English) is one of the most beautiful spots and is situated on the southern fringes of the city. To the front of this hillock stands a summer house with a large pool - this pool runs 100 m. in length and 60 m. in width. This pool is fed by subterranean waters (Qanat) from the Gonabad area. Running alongside are paved paths and trees which enhance the beauty of this area which are also famed as "Dalan-e-Behesht" (The corridor to Paradise).
Reference of the text :

Kooh Sangi Park- Now

Kooh Sangi-Past

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

ABC Wednesday : "P" for People

I like this statue so much. It's located in the entrance of Sabzevar (small town near Mashhad).

Sunday, May 2, 2010

New Building in New Shape

Mashhad is not a city with variate buildings. Although , as an architect we learn to design without any limit all the structures are in cube shape or something like that. This one is located in Sajad BLVD and as you see the composition includes a big Pyramid. The pyramid is a different style of a stair box. That's such a good subject to start the difference.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Theme Day ; Statue of Nima Yooshij

I was searching for a subject to take photo as theme day of this month that I found there are no more statues in Mashhad other than I posted on my old blog. So decided to put a photo from Tehran.
I took this one in my last trip toTehran at Mellat park. The statue of Nima Yooshij, the Persian contemporary poet.

Photo resource: Wiki Pedia

According to Wiki Pedia :

Nimā Yooshij, (November 12, 1896 - January 6, 1960) also called Nimā, born Ali Esfandiāri, was a contemporary Tabarian and Persian poet who started the she’r-e no ("new poetry") also known as she’r-e nimaa'i ("Nimaic poetry") trend in Iran. He is considered as the father of modern Persian poetry.
He died of pneumonia in Shemiran, in the northern part of Tehran and was buried in his native village of Yush, Nur County, Mazandaran, as he had willed.

The venues in which Nima published his works are noteworthy. In the early years when the presses were controlled by the powers that be his poetry, deemed below the established norm, was not allowed publication. For this reason, many of Nima's early poems did not reach the public until the late 1930s. After the fall of Reza Shah, Nima became a member of the editorial board of the "Music" magazine. Working with Sadeq Hedayat, he published many of his poems in that magazine. Only on two occasions he published his works at his own expense: "The Pale Story" and "The Soldier's Family.
The closing of "Music" coincided with the formation of the Tudeh Party and the appearance of a number of leftist publications. Radical in nature, Nima was attracted to the new papers and published many of his groundbreaking compositions in them. The Boat is one of his famous poems.

The Boat

My face is withered
My boat is stranded.
With my stranded bark I cry:
“I am stranded in sorrow

In this dangerous seashore
And the water is far away

“Help, O friends!”
A smile of derision breaks upon their lips
But directed at me
At my askew boat
At my tumultuous words
At my infinite perturbation
At my infinite perturbation
Suddenly a cry issues from me:
I fear but danger and annihilation
The commotion of `to be or not to be'
It is but for endangered life.”
With their mistake
I buy mistakes
From their disheartening words
I suffer
Blood spurts out of my wound
How can I dry the water?
I cry.
My face is withered
My boat is stranded
My words are clear to you:

One person is alone
I extend my hand to you for help
My voice is broken in my throat
And if voice is voluble
I cry
For your salvation and mine

I cry!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ash Reshteh

I posted some photos about Persian foods specially "Ash Reshteh" on my earlier blog. Since I decided to blogging on my "Iranian Kitchen" blog again, put this photo for today. You may like to visit it sometimes if you are interested to know more about Persian cooking and eating culture in Iran.
This delicious Ash Reshteh is cooked by my mom and decorated by myself ;)

ABC Wednesday : "O" for Old Epigraph

I took this photo in my last trip to Tehran. An old epigraph from many years ago ( I do not have any information about it ) that is now placed in Tehran Epigraphs Garden.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Addiction Problem

It is written on the billboard ; If the drug doesn't kill you, the sorrow of your addiction will kill your mom...

Sorry to say that "addiction statistic" is increasing between youths in Iran and the reasons are so clear to all. Unemployment is the most important factor.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Rain and Hailstone

We had a wonderful rain last night here in Mashhad. Falling hailstone for around 20 minutes made us really shocked since we never saw something else before. Now it is still raining today…

Friday, April 9, 2010

Rex ; The Handsome

In today's post, I want to show you our dog "Rex". The photo is taken by Sarah when I took him for some walking around. He is so strong, smart, kind with the family and of course handsome!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sky Watch : Spring Sky

The holiday finished, yesterday and the life progress is stared in its routine style. For the first post after 2 weeks vacation, I preferred to take a photo about spring since it is now every where in the city. Hope you enjoy it…

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Kooshke-e- Ahmad Shahi

Sorry for our few days absence on the photo blog. You know that we are in Nowruz holiday and it is a tradition to meet our relatives and friends during these days.

For the today’s post, I selected a photo from Tehran that I took at my previous trip. It shows you Ahmad Shah palace that is called “Kooshk-e- Ahmad Shah Qajar.

The palace is now a museum. Kooshk is a kind of Persian palace and we have some of them from Safavi and Qajar eras in Isfahan, Shiraz, Qazvin and also Tehran.