Foreign tourists participate in mourning ritual

Like going to Disneyland is an attraction these days going to our homelands capital and participating in one of the religious mourning rituals such as “sinehzani” (pounding of the chest) has become a tourist magnet. You will in these pages a photo essay of some of these European tourists visiting our country. We found this to be a good excuse ... Read More »

Pictures of Animal childhood

In every animal’s life, there comes a time when it must stand on its own two feet, so to speak, and face the world alone. For a few, this happens just moments after birth, with no life lessons from parents to help them, no time to hone their survival skills. Others have the advantage of home schooling under the watchful ... Read More »

Ta’zieh in Qhazvin

 Ta’zieh means comfort, condolence. It comes from roots aza which means mourning. Ta’ziyeh as a kind of passion play is a kind of comprehensive indigenous form considered as being the national form of Iranian theatre which have pervasive influence in the Iranian works of drama and play. It originates from some famous mythologies and rites such as Mithraism, Sug-e-Siavush (Mourning ... Read More »

Racing the best cheese in switzerland

 Staff inspect the presentation before the Swiss Cheese Awards competition in Le Sentier, Switzerland September 23, 2016. One hundred and forty-two experts have to choose the best out of 777 cheeses from 353 producers competing in 28 categories. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse. Read More »

Central Vegetable and Fruit Bazar

 It is the market that occupies the largest area (more than 170,000 m2 distributed across 7 buildings), generates the most trade and draws the most people. Around 180 companies operate from 440 points of sale. It sells more than 1 million tonnes of produce a year that is distributed worldwide. Read More »

Miniature Japanese-Food Cooking

One of the most popular Japanese companies when it comes to miniatures is Re-Ment (a truncated version of “Reform The Entertainment”) but those miniatures are plastic. In a few videos, Re-Ment sets feature prominently, including this one, where our chef prepares a potato salad. Read More »

Commemoration of Jamshid Mashayekhi

 Jamshid Mashayekhi (born 26 November 1934) is an actor in television and cinema.Mashayekhi began professional acting on stage in 1957. His first feature film role was Brick and Mirror (1965, Ebrahim Golestan). After a four-year break, he acted in The Cow (1969, Darius Mehrjui) and Kaiser (Qeysar) (1969, Masoud Kimiai). Mashayekhi commonly appears as an elderly grandfather because of his ... Read More »

Kashan Historical Houses

 Toward the end of 18th century, as a result of a deadly earthquake, a lot of structures collapsed in Kashan. This also included all the buildings of Shah Abbas I, the mighty Safavid king who liked Kashan very much. Then, under Abdol-Razaq Khan, the city governor, a lot of buildings were built and reconstructed. Read More »

Jurassic Park in Capital

The moving dinosaurs’ park is an educational, touristic and recreational place located in Sa’adatabad, capital. As the first theme park of the capital, it’s considered as a park with different species of moving dinosaur sculptures in real size, with sound and special effects. Read More »

A different prison in norway

Like everything else in Norway, the tw­o-­hour drive southeast from Oslo seemed impossibly civilized. The highways were perfectly maintained and painted, the signs clear and informative and the speed-­monitoring cameras primly intolerant. My destination was the town of Halden, which is on the border with Sweden, straddling a narrow fjord guarded by a 17th-­century fortress. Read More »