Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Photo Gallery: S e k s s h o p in Amsterdam

Photos of a which is based in the center of Amsterdam, in one of the most crowded areas of the city! Perhaps it is one of the reasons that many Dutch families who are raising children do not wish to live in AMS! :)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Cute Cat Acrobat !

Today my cat devoted her entire time to clean herself but sometimes it was more close to acrobat! :)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Tagh-e Bostan during Nowruz Vacation | March 2014

This year, Tagh-e Bostan - again - was one of the attractions of Persian new year vacation.
This cite has been constructed in Sassanid Era (226 to 650 AD) and it's considered as a sample of Persian art in that time.
Sassanids was the last dynasty of Persia (Iran) before the Arab invasion in 7th century AD to brought Islam to Persia.
Photos have been taken by Samir Dolati.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Persian New Year Concert @ Oberhausen Arena, March 2014

Since around 10 years the biggest Nowruz (Persian New Year Concert) in the world is taking place at Oberhausen Arena, Germany. This year also the concert was organized on 22 March 2014.

The singers were who were invited this year were Sattar, Shahram Shabpareh, Andy, Shadmehr Aghili, Kamran-Houman and Shahab Tiam.

That was wonderful to see thousands of Persians at the venue but the sound quality of the concert was terrible; too much echo and high volume of percussions turned the hall to a sport club! It was almost impossible to recognize the voice of singers and the sound of the instruments! Hopefully the organizers pay more attention to this issue for the next events.

At the concert Shahmehr Aghili invited the audience to sing the patriotic anthem EY IRAN. That was an emotional moment which has been captured in this video:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Persian Fire-Jumping Festival in Holland

Tonight Persians in various parts of the Netherlands celebrated "Chaharshanbeh-Soori"; their ancient fire-jumping festival which its root goes back to thousands years ago.
Here are some photos of the celebration by the Delft Lake:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A so-called academic center : BRITANNICA !

This afternoon when I was checking various atlases at the library I came across with Encyclopedia Britannica World Atlas. In the Persian Gulf region maps I noticed that in all maps they have removed the adjective 'Persian' from the historical and internationally recognized term of the Persian Gulf.

Not far from the Persian Gulf region I saw the complete titles of "Gulf of Oman", "Arabian Sea", "Indian Ocean", etc. have been used. So the question is based on what evidence Britannica which claims to be an academic institution removes 'Persian' from the Persian Gulf. They should not be unaware about countless documents and maps which prove the accuracy of the historical name of this waterway; a fact which has been emphasized in the United Nations directive as well.

It is quite sad to see the so-called academic center has become involved in political/economical games. If Britannica believes "The Gulf" is the correct term of the Persian Gulf consequently they should mention the reasons in their atlas.
If they believe "Persian Gulf" shows the Persian ownership in the region, then they should stop using the terms "Indian Ocean", "Gulf of Mexico", "Arabian Sea", etc.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014