Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Kiwi Blossoms in Persia

Kiwifruit blossoms in Roudsar, northern part of Persia.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Latest Photos of Princess Ashraf Pahlavi

The Persian princess Ashraf Pahlavi is one of the most controversial figures of Pahlavi regime until 1979 Islamic revolution. There have been a lot of rumors about her moral/financial corruption and also her involvement in drug trade in Persia (Iran).
After the victory of Islamic revolution in her homeland, the princess has kept a very low profile media presence. There was not any new photo or video of her since early 1990s but recently two new photos of her have been published in various Persian-language websites.
Princess Ashraf now lives in Paris.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Persian Gulf view from Kish Island

Kish Island is considered as the "Pearl of the Persian Gulf".
This photo has been taken by a tourist in Kish; a view of the waterway which had been full of tensions in past few decades.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ancient Persian Costume Redesigning

Redesigning of an female Cloth from ancient Persia (Parthian era, 200 BC.), Designer is the Persian-Dutch artist Maryam Entezami. She lives in Eindhoven.
More info about her work:

Huge Snow in Shiraz

Huge Snow in Shiraz in January 2014.
Many trees were damaged.
The photos have been taken by Daryoush Nobahari on 6th January 2014, in various districts of the city.
The Persian city of Shiraz is quite famous for its warm poetic atmosphere so such scenes are rare during the year.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Shocking Death of Sanaz Nezami in the US

A nurse in a Michigan hospital kissed the patient's forehead. Nearly 9,700 kilometres away, Sanaz Nezami's family in Iran watched the simple act over a laptop computer and wept.
Nezami, a vibrant 27-year-old woman who could speak three languages, wanted to pursue an advanced degree in engineering at Michigan Technological University. Instead, she was brain dead just a few weeks after unpacking her bags in a remote area of the United States, a victim of a fatal beating by her new husband, according to police.
Nezami's time in Michigan's Upper Peninsula can be marked in days. Her impact, however, will last much longer. 

Nezami was fluent in French, English and Persian. She volunteered to cook for charities. As a teen, she wrote for youth newspapers and magazines and won first place in a 2001 literature competition with an essay on "friendships and the differences between us."

(More details by AP)