Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Reza Shah and Atatürk @ an Istanbul Avenue

In Presidential Palace district of Istanbul various photos of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk have been presented. The photos mostly have been taken during official meetings of the first Turkish President with world leaders. One of them is an historical photo of him with Reza Shah, the king of Persia (Iran) from 1925 to 1941.
Reza Shah and Atatürk were the pioneer of modernism in their homelands at the same time. They tried to remove traditional religious problems from Turkish and Persian societies and go forward.
Many people in Turkey and Persia consider Atatürk  and Reza Shah as the father of modern state.
Presidential Palace district of Istanbul, Turkey, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Istanbul : the City of Cats

In Europe and the US, dogs are mostly happy and playful but in Istanbul they are sleepy and depress!
The reason is quite clear: the city has been officially occupied by the cats!
They are everywhere and even there are certain places that dogs are not allowed to enter!
People of Istanbul are so kind with cats and dogs which is admirable.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Fadami Waterfall in Persia, Spring 2013

Fadami or Fadamy Waterfall is of the attractions of the city Darab. Although it is located in a warm area but the water is quite cool.
In the past (before the recent drought), the width of Fadami Waterfall has been around 800 meters which marked that as the widest waterfall of Persia (Iran) but now the the width is around 200 meters.
Read more inforation about Fadami (Fadamy) in Persian in this link: (Aabshar-e Fadami, Darab)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wierden is Beautiful...

Wierden is a little town in eastern Netherlands. A peaceful town with lots of beautiful buildings and gardens.
This photo has been taken from a very small lake in Wierden; a great place for relaxing and enjoying the unique nature.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Death Anniversary of Fereydoun Farrokhzad in Bonn

6th August 2013 was 21st death anniversary of Fereydoun Farrokhzad. 
He was a popular TV presenter in 1970s and 1980s in Persia and later in exile in Europe and the United States.
Farrokhzad was stabbed to death on 6 August 1992 at his home in Bonn, Germany. Prior to his murder, Farrokzhad had been involved in producing an opposition radio programs and reportedly received death threats.
In his 1987 show the Royal Albert Hall in London he criticized Ayatollah Khomeini (leader of 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran) and made fun of Khomeini's obsession with sex in his Ressaleh book, which followed death threats and concerns for him.
Above photos show a groups of Persians in exile who yesterday attended the memorial gathering of Fereydoun Farrokhzad in Bonn.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Hassan Rohani Representatives @ Amsterdam Gay Pride, Aug. 2013 ! :)

Hassan Rohani, the new president of Iran, chose the color of purple for his promotional campaign in 2013. 
Yesterday I was watching the boats of gay activists in Amsterdam Gay Pride. The color of one of them was purple. That reminded me Hassan Rohani's campaign! :)
I am joking, anyway I hope one day gays have equal rights in Iran as well but I do not think it will be happened as far as Islamic Government is on power.

Highlights of 2013 Amsterdam Gay Pride: