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.
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!
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!
KoohSangi (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).
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.
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.
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.
6 years ago
Mashhad (literally the place of martyrdom) is the second largest city in Iran and one of the holiest cities in the world. It is located close to the borders of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. Its population is 2,868,350 people (2006).
Now Mashhad is notably known as the resting place of the Emam Reza. A shrine was later built there to commemorate the Emam, which in turn gave rise to increasing demographical development.
Today the holy shrine and its museum hold one of the most extensive cultural and artistic treasuries of Iran, in particular manuscript books and paintings. The second largest holy city in the world, Mashhad attracts more than 20 million tourists and pilgrims every year.
Long a center of secular as well as of religious learning, Mashhad has been a center for the arts and for the sciences. The large Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, named after the great Iranian poet, is located here.
Mashhad is also home to one of the oldest libraries of the Middle-East called the Central Library of Astan-e Quds Razavi with a history of over six centuries. The Astan-e Quds Razavi Museum, which is part of the Astan-e Quds Razavi Complex, is home to over 70,000 rare manuscripts from various historical eras. There are some six million historical documents in the foundation’s central library.
Apart from Emam Reza shrine there is a number of beautiful large parks, the tombs of historical celebrities in nearby Toos and Neyshabour, the tomb of Nader Shah and Kooh Sangi park and Mellat park that have modern attractions for children such as the biggest ferris wheel or fanfar in Iran and Koohestan park complex that includes a zoo, where many wild animals are kept and which attracts many visitors to Mashhad. Among the other sights are the tomb of the great poet Ferdowsi in Toos, 24 kilometers distance.