A House Near Ferdowsi Square (14)

A House Near Ferdowsi Square

This house near Ferdowsi Square was built by the Russian architect Alexander Belyn in 1938. Belyn was working for Kampsax - a Danish construction company founded in 1917 which had several projects in Iran, including the construction of 900 km of cross-country railroads.
Jul 3, 2014 / 2 Comments
Tehran Opera Company, 1974-1975 (51)

Tehran Opera Company (1974-75)

The Tehran Opera Company was founded in 1967 by the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Art. The company was active until 1978. It officially ended its activities after the Iranian revolution. This booklet is the company’s program for 1974-1975 season.
Apr 30, 2014 / 5 Comments
Lady Cockroach

Lady Cockroach

Lady Cockroach is a short play for children published in 1929 in the city of Shiraz, Iran. According to the cover, the author Mirza Jabbar Askarzadeh (often known as Jabbar Baghtcheban) was the head-teacher of a kindergarten in Shiraz. He later established the first Iranian kindergarten for the deaf, and was the inventor of Persian cued speech.
Mar 5, 2014 / 3 Comments
The national football team of Iran

Iran National Football Team

The national football (soccer) team of Iran, known in Persian as Team Melli, ranks 1st in Asia and 33rd in the world according to the December 2013 FIFA World Rankings.
Jan 22, 2014 / 2 Comments
Rostam moves the giant rock to free Bijan

An Overlooked Shahnamah

These are images from a recently-found completely unrecorded Shahnameh in British Library collection. This copy of Shahnameh is probably from 1640, illustrated by by Muhammad Yusuf, a prolific artist during the reigns of the Safavid rulers Shah Safi (r. 1629-42) and Shah Abbas II (r. 1642-66).
Jan 13, 2014 / 3 Comments
Zahiroleslam’s House, Tehran, December 12, 2013 (2)

Zahirol-Eslam’s House

According to the latest news Zahiroleslam’s House is going to be demolished soon. The house is one of the rare examples of the architectural fusion style of the early 20th century that combines elements of Iranian traditional architecture with European styles.
Dec 14, 2013 / 8 Comments
Friday flea-market at Darvazeh Esfahan, Shiraz

Faces from Old Neighborhoods in Shiraz

Discussing his pictures of the Friday flea market in Darvazeh-Esfahan, the photographer, Kamran Heidari, says: “This is the only place that you feel life is going on. If you want to see the real Shiraz you have to see this place. [The touristic] Zandiyeh complex is always there to visit but this [flea market] is there only for three hours.” The pictures are taken between 2008 and 2013.
Nov 27, 2013 / 29 Comments
After Islam, 12th Century A.D.

Women’s Clothing in Iran

Here are some original and reproduction of the women’s clothing in Iran - from different regions and historical eras. The images are taken from the book Negar-e Zan, published in Tehran in 1973 by the International Women’s Club of Iran.
Nov 21, 2013 / 5 Comments