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.
Saadi, The Eminent Iranian Poet
Friday, April 13, 2012
Iran is planning to mark the national Sa'adi Day paying tribute to the eminent 13th-century Persian poet during a ceremony in the historical city of Shiraz. Born in Shiraz in 1194 CE, Sa’adi Shirazi, is known as a Sufi master, mystic and metaphysicist in the history of Persian literature.
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.
A Paradise, Gilan North of Iran
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Gilan Province is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It lies along the Caspian Sea, just west of the province of Mazandaran, east of the province of Ardabil, north of the provinces of Zanjan and Qazvin. The northern part of the province is part of territory of South (Iranian) Talesh. At the center of the province is the main city of Rasht. Other towns in the province include Astara, Astaneh-e Ashrafiyyeh, Fuman, Lahijan, Langrud, Masooleh, Manjil, Rudbar, Roudsar, Shaft, Talesh, and Soumahe Sara.
The Art of Minakari
Sunday, October 23, 2011
The art of Minakari or Enamelling is called miniature of fire as well as the decoration of metal and tile with mina glaze. Minakari or Enamelling is the art of painting, colouring and ornamenting the surface of metals by fusing over it brilliant colours that are decorated in an intricate design.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Iran has marked the national Hafez Day during a conference held to honor the memory of the 14th century mystic and Persian poet in the historical city of Shiraz. The international conference hosts Iranian officials and poets as well as international scholars who gathered to pay tribute to the world-renowned Persian literary figure.
Parviz Tanavoli: Poet in Love
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Parviz Tanavoli, an Iranian sculptor, painter, art historian and collector, is undoubtedly an outstanding figure in Iran’s contemporary art circle and an unforgettable presence in our ancient nobility and national identity, while respecting the meaningful qualities of contemporary art. London’s Austin/Desmond Fine Art gallery will be playing host to an exhibition of ceramics and sculptures by Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli, which will open on September 21.
Mehregan Thanksgiving Festival
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Mehregan is one of the two most ancient Iranian festivals known, dating back at least as far as the earliest Aryans (Iranians). The word "Mehr" (in Mehregan) in the Persian language means kindness. Mehr represents knowledge, love, light and friendship.