March 05, 2014
The Danish Poet
The Danish Poet is a 2006 animated short film written, directed, and animated by Torill Kove and narrated by Liv Ullmann.
February 18, 2014
Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam
A photo I took of the dancer Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam — at Jacksons Lane, North London — 16 February 2014
Moshkin Ghalam is an Iranian modern dancer, choreographer & actor trained and based in Paris.
February 01, 2014
Two Oaks - 1866 & 2014
These two oak trees in Hampstead Heath extension are estimated to be approximately 300 years old. The photograph on the left shows the oaks in 1866.
January 27, 2014
Blue-eyed caveman & my favourite spaghetti western star, Franco Nero in Keoma
DNA taken from the wisdom tooth of an European hunter-gatherer has given scientists an unprecedented glimpse of modern humans before the rise of farming. The Mesolithic man, who lived in Spain around 7,000 years ago, had an unusual mix of blue eyes, black or brown hair, and dark skin. The gene analysis suggests the mutation for blue eye colour appeared earlier than had been thought, with light skin evolving later.
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December 30, 2013
Picasso and Klee
Picasso's Guernica - Oil on canvas, 349 cm × 776 cm, 1937
& Klee's Untitled - Watercolour and pen on paper, 9.5 cm x 28 cm, 1917
Paul Klee — Making Visible is at Tate Modern until March 9, 2014
December 26, 2013
Kiyan playing with an iPad & Portrait of an Ottoman painter with an early tablet
December 15, 2013
Robert Downey Jr. & Hossein Tehrani
The American actor Robert Downey Jr. & Hossein Tehrani
July 11, 2013
Looking down Highgate Hill, North London 1830s & 2013
June 27, 2013
Osborne enjoying Koobideh
The Chancellor George Osborne tweeted a snap of himself 'finalising' work on his spending cuts over a burger and chips. He may have thought he was connecting with the electorate, but news that his poshburger, bought from an upmarket chain, has opened him to ridicule. With that price, he could have had Chelow kabab.
June 11, 2013
Elvis look-alike in Aberdare Gardens, London NW7
April 24, 2013
Persian School by Antoin Sevruguin (1830–1933) who was a photographer in Iran during the reign of the Qajar dynasty (1785-1925).
April 15, 2013
10 years of blogging
In April 2003 I set up this blog using Movable Type. I've been sharing my finds and showcasing my designs, but I'm now spending more time on ShahreFarang so please check it out.