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Lalezar Street: Champs-Élysées of Iran
Friday, June 7, 2013

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
The Lalezar Street in the Iranian capital city, Tehran, has been of special significance to Iranian and foreign residents of Tehran since the old times. Even for many people who have only seen the modern version of this street, Lalezar has a special value as being representative of the true identity of Tehran.

Abgoosht: One of the Most Traditional Foods of Iran
Friday, April 26, 2013

Abgoosht is a Persian and Mesopotamian stew. It is also called Dizi, which refers to the traditional stone crocks it is served in. Some describe it as a "hearty mutton soup thickened with chickpeas." Ābgoosht is usually made with lamb, chickpeas, white beans, onion, potatoes, and tomatoes, turmeric, and black lime. 

Perfume and Perfume Manufacturing in Ancient Iran
Monday, March 25, 2013

Cultivation of sweet smelling plants and flowers, and preparing perfumes, oils, creams, ’qalieh’ (musk and ambergris) and incenses were widespread in ancient Iran. According to stone inscriptions of Achaemenian periods at Persepolis as well as Greek, Roman and Pahlavi sources, clear indications can be found about Iranians’ attention to, and interest in, various kinds of perfumes and sweet aromas.

Tehran Keshavarz Boulevard
Monday, January 28, 2013

Keshavarz Boulevard (Blvd.) is the name of an east-west boulevard in District 6 of the Iranian capital, Tehran. After a visit to Iran by the British Queen Elizabeth II during the rule of the former Iranian Pahlavi regime, this street was called Elizabeth Boulevard. 

Muslims Celebrate Prophet Mohammed's Birthday across World
Saturday, January 26, 2013

Muslims around the world are celebrating one of the most important events on the Islamic calendar – Prophet Mohammed’s birthday.

Iranian Painting
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The history of the art of painting in Iran goes back to the Cave Age. Iranian paintings are considered one of the greatest schools of art in Asia. Splendor and luminosity have not been better expressed in any other culture.

Shazdeh Garden
Saturday, May 26, 2012

Shazdeh Garden meaning Prince’s Garden is a historical Persian garden located near Mahan in Kerman province, Iran. The garden is a fine example of Persian gardens that take advantage of suitable natural climate.

Blue Mosque of Tabriz, Turquoise of Islam
Friday, April 27, 2012

The historical city of Tabriz in Iran's East Azarbaijan Province houses some of the most spectacular examples of Islamic and Iranian architecture. One of these grand structures is the Blue Mosque, also known as the Turquoise of Islam for the stunningly beautiful azure and turquoise mosaics covering both its interior and exterior.

Aali Qapu Palace
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Aali Qapu is a grand palace in Isfahan, Iran. It is located on the western side of the Naqsh-e Jahan Square opposite to Sheikh lotfollah mosque, and had been originally designed as a vast portal. The building, another wonderful Safavid edifice, was built by decree of Shah Abbas the Great in the early seventeenth century.

Yazd, Bride of Desert
Friday, December 23, 2011

Yazd is the capital of Yazd Province in Iran, and a centre of Zoroastrian culture. The city is located 270 km southeast of Isfahan. Because of generations of adaptations to its desert surroundings, Yazd is an architecturally unique city. It is also known in Iran for the high quality of its handicrafts, especially silk weaving, and its sweet shops.

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