Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Rare Photo: Queen Farah Diba with Lepers, 1973

A rare photo of Queen Farah Diba of Persia with lepers, close to the city of Birjand in 1973.
The photo, which is taken at Dr. Raaji Leprosy Centre, was originally published in the Persian-language weekly Kayhan Havai
On that time Queen Farah was trying to help the lepers to return to the society.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Homeyra, Mahasti and Hayedeh's Last Cassettes Promotion Before 1979 Revolution

The promotion of the last albums by the Persian singers Homeyra, Mahasti and Hayedeh before 1979 revolution.
The advertisement has been published in an October 1979 issues of Etelaat Newspaper in Tehran. VAAY VAAY (by Homeira), BIGANEH (by Mahasti) and MAN KHODAM RAFTANIAM (by Hayedeh) are the title of the albums and which had been released by Jahan Music Company in Teheran.
All of these singers continued their activities later in the United States.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

l'Ecole Normale Supérieure de Téhéran, Perse, 1933

طهران - Tehran - Τεχεράνη + 테헤란 - טהראן + テヘラン + Тегеран -  德黑兰 

Persische Hauptstadt Teheran, 1933
Perzische hoofdstad Teheran
Persian (Iranian) capital TEHRAN

Monday, February 15, 2016

2016 : Hope for Zayandeh Rud

I was in Isfahan recently and it made my quite happy to see water again in this river...
Zayandeh Rud is one of the victims of drought in Persia since few years ago. The river became totally dry last year so the current condition has created hope for the people.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in the United States | Photo Gallery

The majority of National Air and Space Museum stuff in Washington DC is moved to a huge complex near Dulles Airport in Virginia. It's a must see collection for those who love both commercial and military air plains. The museum also shows part of US history and its military presence in Vietnam, Korea and World War.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Persian Princess Ashraf Pahlavi passes away in New York

The Persian princess Ashraf Pahlavi passes away at the age of 97 in New York. She was a twin sister of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last king of Persia (Iran).

Princess Ashraf in the recent years could not recognize anyone around her.

After 1979 Islamic revolution and her departure from her homeland, she actively supported Iranian studies foundations in the United States, known as ISF.

Princess Ashraf was the most controversial member of Pahlavi family. Her memories was published in 1981 as a book in English entitled "Faces in a Miror". Hormoz Abdolahi has translated this book into Persian.

Princess Ashraf's son Shahryar Shafigh was assassinated by the agents of Islamic regime of Tehran in early 1979 and Azadeh Shafigh (his sister) died by cancer in 2000 in France.

Ashraf Pahlavi, Most Controversial Princess of Persia

Princess Ashraf at South African Embassy in 1978: