Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Naderi café and hotel is the name of an old café in Tehran. Naderi café is located to the east of Hafez overpass along Naderi (the present-day Jomhouri-e Eslami) Avenue and is topped by a hotel.
Analysis of “The Evening of Ashura” Painting
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The painting known as “The Evening of Ashura,” has been created by the world-famous Iranian painter, Mahmoud Farshchian, in 1976. The name of the artwork gives good indication of the time period that it covers: the evening of the day of Ashura (the day Imam Hossein (AS) and his disciples were martyred in Karbala by their enemies).
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Ta’zieh is a traditional Persian theatrical genre in which the drama is conveyed predominantly through music and dramatic narration. The common theme is the heroic tales of resistance against the evil, love and sacrifice. It is a play on religious rituals, which is especially performed in Iran during the holy month of Muharram concurrent with the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and 72 of his companions in Karbala.
Tehran Grand Bazaar
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Tehran Grand Bazaar is a historical market situated in the capital of Iran, Tehran. Traditionally, the Tehran bazaar was split into corridors, each specialising in different types of goods, including copper, carpets, paper, spices, and precious metals, as well as small traders selling all types of goods. Today, modern goods are available as well, in addition to the many traditional corridor traders that still survive.
Valiasr: Tehran’s Longest Avenue
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Valiasr Avenue is Tehran’s longest avenue that connects its southernmost point to the furthest northern end. It is considered one of Tehran's main thoroughfares and commercial centres. It is also the longest street in the Middle East.
Mowlana, Poet of Life's Dance
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Balkhī also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī and popularly known as Mowlana was born in Balkh (then a city of Greater Khorasan in Persia), on September 30, 1207. His impact on philosophy, literature, mysticism and culture, has been so deep throughout Central Asia and most Islamic countries that almost all religious scholars, mystics, philosophers, sociologists and others have referred to his verses during all these centuries, since his death. Each year on December a religious celebration is held at the site of Rumi's tomb, to which tens of thousands of pilgrims come.
Masouleh, Village On the Rooftops
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The historical town of Masouleh, having an attractive nature and a wonderful architecture with an antiquity of more than 1000 years, is situated at a distance of 35 km from Fooman and 60 km from Rasht, and 1050 m. above the Caspian Sea. This beautiful complex, remained from history with traditions, manners and customs, handicrafts, and many natural and historical sites, is the host of thousands of eager guests and travelers every year.
Tuesday, August 07, 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.
Qara Kelisa, St. Thaddeus Church: Day of St. Thaddeus
Monday, July 09, 2012
Qara Kelisa is one of the religious monuments belonging to the Armenians located south of Maku and 20 km northeast of Chaldoran region near a village of the same name in Iran’s West Azarbaijan province. Iran’s Qara Kelisa will honor the memory of Saint Thaddeus and his faithful followers during a ceremony in the northern province of West Azarbaijan.
University of Tehran
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
The University of Tehran, also known as Tehran University and UT, is Iran's oldest and most prestigious university. Based on its historical, socio-cultural and political pedigree, as well as its research and teaching profile, UT has been nicknamed "The mother university of Iran". It is almost always ranked as the best university in Iran in national and international rankings.