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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.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Nowruz!

We have about an hour to finish the current year. City seems so quiet and sounds people are busy with setting “7 Sin” in their homes as we have set ours, too. It was always the most amazing part of Nowruz to me.
You may know that, The United Nations General Assembly recognized March 21 as the International Day of Nowruz. So I can say Happy Nowruz to all!

In the last hour of the year I want to close my eyes and dream. Dream of a peaceful world without any war, any poverty, and any injustice …Dream of a GREEN world…
And asking God makes my dreams True !

Related posts about "Nowruz" and 7 Sin description in our old blog :  Link I

Friday, March 19, 2010

Haji Firooz is Came...

There are lots of symbols for Nowruz here in Iran. One of the most famous symbols is “Haji Firooz”. I remember that Sarah had a post about it on her old blog. Today’s photo shows you a hand made “Haji Firooz” with a tambourine. This is one of my favorites!
Follow this link to know more about it!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The New Year is at the door!

Our New Year is at the door and the city is so crowded. People are busy with the entire jobs they have to do in the last days of the year. They seem happy though the current year was not bright for them and it is pretty to me that I can see the life is in progress here in my city.

Sabzeh , one of 7 sin 's (or 7 "S") Elements - wheat, barley or lentil sprouts growing in a dish - symbolizing rebirth

*I had some full post about Nowruz and Persian Customs for the new year in the old blog. If you are interested to visit them just follow the links below:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Starting with a victory!

My dear Friends,

I am so happy that I start blogging again. As you know, the first version of “Mashhad Daily Photo” was stopped about 6 moths ago because of some reasons. During this time I was so busy with my college projects and finally I graduated last month. As well as I decided to start a new photo blog, I made here little by little though this is not still complete.

In the new version of “Mashhad Daily Photo” I m not alone and my younger brother “Behrooz” is the another author of here.

As some of you asked about the difference of the second version I should answer; yes, the new blog is a little different than the first one. In that one I just tried to show you the positive points of my city, but now you will see positive and negative together. I should note that, the blog does not have any political tendency as well as all of us knew that politic is nothing except inconvenience!

And about our first post ;

We had a competition in “Ferdowsi university of Mashhad” on Saturday in 2 field “spaghetti and wood structures”. About 90 teams were competed together that at least 30 teams was from our university (Azad university of Mashhad). We won the prize of the most beautiful wood bridge and also the first prize of the spaghetti structure.

In the photo, you can see I and Behrooz with our colleagues. All of them are the future Civil Engineers, Architects and Urban Designers…