به یاد باد صبا ˷ be yade bade saba


पछुवा हवा ˷ a persian ballad ˷ by alaleh a


“ I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” - Hafez

claimer/disclaimer :
i started this blog in the summer of 2009 ...
so many people before us expressed love in myriad forms - so many are looking now for the place they belong to - that inner place - and many more will come after us
the 'authors' of images and other material included here, are mentioned as far as i have knowledge of them - please suggest rectifications when needed
also please do not copy-paste any of my personal commentaries unless you name the source, thx - AA






they were praying together for peacemahmoud abbas, pope francis, shimon perezjust a few weeks ago - 8 june 2014… tonightlaylat - ol ghadrfor peace#PrayForPeace

they were praying together for peace
mahmoud abbas, pope francis, shimon perez
just a few weeks ago - 8 june 2014

… tonight
laylat - ol ghadr
for peace

#PrayForPeace



دوش وقت سحر از غصه نجاتم دادند                                               

واندر آن ظلمت شب، آب حیاتم دادند

چه مبارك سحری بود و چه فرخنده شبی                                        

آن شب قدر كه این تازه براتم دادند

حافظ شیرازی



Gol o Bolbol (Rose and Nightingale)
Abdullah Bokhari - Ottoman Empire, c. 1750

Gol o Bolbol (Rose and Nightingale)

Abdullah Bokhari - Ottoman Empire, c. 1750



Woman with Child
Esfahan, Safavid, c. 1690

Woman with Child

Esfahan, Safavid, c. 1690



Ostad Jonayd-e Naqqash - 14th c. : first known Persian painter to incorporate his signature

- Wedding night of Homay and Homayun

- Homayun in disguise challenges Homay to a duel



Pitcher - Stone-paste with colorless transparent alkali-silicate glaze
Saljuq period, 12th c. - Iran 
Pitcher - Stone-paste with colorless transparent alkali-silicate glaze
Saljuq period, 12th c. - Iran 



Bottle - Stone-paste painted under glaze
Safavid period, 17th c - Iran 
Bottle - Stone-paste painted under glaze
Safavid period, 17th c - Iran 



art-and-fury:

Sassanid silver gilded arts from Sasanian Empire, between 3rd to 7th centuries AD - Middle East and Western Asia 



آیدا رحیمی

aida rahimi fashion



آیدا رحیمی
aida rahimi fashion

آیدا رحیمی

aida rahimi fashion



ای نفس خرم باد صبا
از بر یار آمده‌ای مرحبا
قافله شب چه شنیدی ز صبح
مرغ سلیمان چه خبر از سبا



شیران ایران
iranian lions

شیران ایران

iranian lions



ایران زمین 

ایران زمین 



 محسن نامجو - رضا خان

Mohsen Namjoo - Reza Khan



چريكه تارا - ۱۳۵۷
بهرام بیضائی

"The Ballad of Tara" - 1979
by Bahram Beyzai