This year we celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the Christmas market in town by setting up a cute Christmas tree and a big wheel in Ladeuzeplein, a square that features the university library of KU Leuven. This year I wouldn’t be in Belgium for Christmas, I decided to go take a look before I head on my vacation.
Continue reading Christmas tree turned into a Carousel
The Nasir al Molk mosque in Shiraz is well known for its stained glass hall. Everyone calls it the Pink Mosque because of its extensive use of pink tiles and rose patterns. Although stained glasses are widely used for churches and it is not that common for mosque architecture, except very few ones, such as the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. And even that one isn’t as colorful as this mosque. Continue reading The Pink Nasir al Molk mosque in Shiraz: It’s all about Colors and Craftmanship
Although the most instagramed spot in Shiraz being the pink mosque “Nasir ol Molk”, almost all the locals will tell you to check out Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine (Shrine of King of the Light) when you ask them for suggestions. Inside Shah-e-Cheragh you can find the tombs of Amir Ahmad (brother of Iman Reza) who was killed and now buried there.
Continue reading My experience of wearing a chador in Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine
Today is Dec. 6, SinterKlaas Day. The Sint is a popular character that looks similar to the better known Santa Claus, although many say that the figure of Santa Claus (or Father Christmas) and his role during Christmas, is largely based on our Sinterklaas. It is actually a festival celebrated extensively in the European low countries (the Nederlands, Belgium, Luxemburg and northern France). Continue reading Happy SinterKlaas Day, Steemians!