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March 28, 2011

Tahdig Look-alike


The last night's Tahdig (crispy rice) & the Sun

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Posted by mehrdad at 09:48 AM | Look-alikes | Tahdig |

March 21, 2011

Haftsin 1390


This year's Haftsin has a rock garden theme!

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Posted by mehrdad at 01:33 PM | Haftsin |

March 08, 2011

Single Form

Single Form: The Body in Sculpture from Rodin to Hepworth

This small display at Tate Britain is based on the single human figure. Apparently it is a conscious reflection of the first display to be held in Duveen Gallery at Tate in 1937. At that time the galleries included works by French sculptors, such as Auguste Rodin and Aristides Maillol ? whose influence was especially important in Britain.

Tate Britain, until 4 September 2011

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Posted by mehrdad at 08:24 AM | Art |

March 07, 2011

London plane

London Plane is an introduced hybrid tree widely planted in London streets and squares. It is a cross between two parent species - the Oriental plane (Iranian Chenar) and the Occidental plane (American Sycamore) - both imported to Britain as ornamental trees.

The London plane is very tolerant of atmospheric pollution and root compaction, and for this reason it is a popular urban roadside tree. Many were planted 200 years ago and are still growing vigorously in London.

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Posted by mehrdad at 08:20 AM | London |