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November 21, 2010


Sheep in Herefordshire and Monmouthshire.

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Posted by mehrdad at 02:12 PM | Photography | Travelogues |

August 25, 2010

The Roaches

The Roaches, Peak District, Staffordshire

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Posted by mehrdad at 06:04 PM | Travelogues |

July 21, 2010

Mus?e National d'Art Modern

Mus?e National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 17 April 2010.

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Posted by mehrdad at 09:39 AM | Art | Travelogues |

April 12, 2010

Yogi Bear look-alike


The gardens of Versailles & Yogi Bear

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Max & I are going to Paris this Wednesday for 6 days. ? plus tard!

Posted by mehrdad at 09:28 PM | Look-alikes | Travelogues |

December 09, 2009

Max, moi et Paris

(Notre-Dame de Paris by Max)

I'm planning a trip to Paris with Max. He is very keen on seeing the main sites on his first visit. Here is our plan for a long weekend in Paris:

In all my previous visits to Paris, I had never gone up the Eiffel Tower. Perhaps I had been unintentionally saving it up to enjoy with my 10-year-old son who could really show me how!

Musee D'Orsay used to be a former train station and is now a world class museum housing primarily the French art of the 1800's. Collections of Manet, Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Gauguin, Monet, Latrec abound. Almost demolished in the 1970's, then remodeled and turned into one of the foremost museums in Paris. It is a definite must!

The Louvre easily needs a full day. Mona Lisa, here we come!
Do we still have time for Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame de Paris, Mus?e Rodin, Champs-Elysees, Mus?e Picasso?

>> Here is a visual representation of our trip to Paris by Max

Posted by mehrdad at 05:08 PM | Max's Corner | Travelogues |

August 17, 2009

Street Art in Brussels

Saturday I went to Brussels for a day courtesy of Eurostar.

>> View snapshots of the trip
>> View the Street Art set

Posted by mehrdad at 10:59 AM | Street Art | Travelogues |

July 29, 2008

Pirate of the Ionian


Captain Max Sparrow, the best pirate ever to sail the Ionian Sea.

Posted by mehrdad at 10:51 AM | Max's Corner | Travelogues |

March 31, 2008

Holy Ghosts


A covered Paso in a church in Granada

Semana Santa (Holy Week) is one of the most important traditional events of Andalucia. It is celebrated in the week leading up to Easter. The week features the procession of pasos, floats of lifelike wooden sculptures of different scenes of the events of the Passion or images of the Virgin Mary or other saints.

A Paso (Spanish for Pace or Step) is an elaborate float carried by costaleros and are usually followed by a band. Some have long skirts that cover the bearers entirely, giving the impression that the statue is floating on its own power.

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Posted by mehrdad at 03:01 PM | Photography | Travelogues |

March 26, 2008

Celestial Patterns


The patterns in Spain stay mainly in the southern plain!

>> I went pattern hunting in southern Spain. Click here to see the results.

Posted by mehrdad at 02:04 PM | Photography | Travelogues |

August 22, 2007



Neuschwanstein seen from the Marienbrücke.

Posted by mehrdad at 09:46 AM | Then & Now | Travelogues |

May 29, 2007

Airport Security


When I was going to fly to USA, I was asked to do the now common act of taking off my shoes at the airport. As I put my shoes in the tray, I remembered that ironically the last time I had to do the same to enter a public building was at a mosque.

>> Iranian Airport Pattern

Posted by mehrdad at 03:39 PM | Travelogues |

April 19, 2006

Tourist for a day

I was a tourist for a day on Monday and soaked up London a little bit!
>> View the photos here

Posted by mehrdad at 05:02 PM | Photography | Travelogues |

January 07, 2006

City of light by night


Paris, the city of light, by night.
I took these pictures few days ago with my new mobile phone.

Posted by mehrdad at 06:37 PM | Photography | Travelogues |

September 07, 2005

Freiburg & Isfahan


On our visit to the beautiful city of Freiburg this summer, I came across this tiles mosaic on the pavement. Apparently Freiburg has several sister-cities throughout the world and the latest one is Isfahan. The Southern Germany city of Freiburg isn't usually particularly concerned with international disputes but that changed when Isfahan made headlines by resuming work at its nuclear facility. That has led to calls in Freiburg to exert more influence on its Iranian sister!

>> Click here to see the pictures.

Posted by mehrdad at 04:41 PM | Travelogues |

October 27, 2004


We are on holiday in Greece. We are staying in Nidri (Nydri), Lefkada.
I am sitting with Max in an Internet cafe, writing these few words.

Posted by mehrdad at 05:16 PM | Travelogues |

August 06, 2004


We are on holiday and staying near Biberach an der Ri?.

Posted by mehrdad at 08:43 PM | Travelogues |

September 03, 2003

Back in London


Yesterday we got back to London. These were the highlights of our holiday:

  • Attended Heike and Moncho's wedding in Bayrischzell.

  • Hiked at Wendelstein.

  • Visited Veronika at St. Gallen in Switzerland with its beautiful Old Town, Cathedral, "Stift" Abbey Library, and picturesque countryside.

  • Visited Munich and had "Weiner schnitzel mit Pommes und Radler"!

Posted by mehrdad at 09:03 PM | Travelogues |

August 05, 2003


We were in Devon for few days. The highlights were:

  • Dartmoor National Park, home of the famous Dartmoor ponies.

  • Dartmouth with its narrow streets, overhanging houses, old quays, and great views of the river Dart and the sea.

  • Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra at Powderham Castle.

  • Blackpool sands

  • Eating chips with Alan and Christine at Exeter quay.

Posted by mehrdad at 02:14 PM | Travelogues |