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Mosque Fatima Masumeh Shrine

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With its 6 minarets and 3 domes and the details of the decorations of the magnificent Iranian (Persian) mosque Fatima Masumeh Shrine is an extraordinary example of Iranian architecture.
It was built throughout different eras during several centuries, starting in the 9th century, over the grave of Lady Fatima Masumeh, which all are a proof of the Iranian’s devotion to the descendants of the Prophet of Islam.
(Masoumeh was the sister of Imam Reza, the 8th Shiite Imam, who passed away on her way to visit her brother. In the 9th century, Lady Fatima Masumeh and some of Imam Reza’s followers started a journey to Khorasan, where Imam Reza was spending his days in exile. On the road, Lady Masumeh got sick and passed away in Qom in a place known as Balan Garden. Fatima Masumeh is therefore honored as a saint, and her shrine in Qom is considered by Shia Muslims to be the second most sacred city in Iran after Mashhad. Every year, thousands of Shi'i Muslims travel to Qom to honor Fatima Masumeh and ask her for blessings.The main dome is about 14 meters tall. The shrine is filled with magnificent tiles and inscriptions .


International Photographer: Mosaddiq Reza Qummi

Vineet Sharma photographer
Varanasi, India
Amazing photo gallery about the Ghat of Varanasi, the legendary Indian city at the river Ganges.
Photos & text by Vineet Sharma, photographer, Varanasi, India



Asia's tallest Clock Tower

Husainabad Clock Tower is a clock tower located in the Lucknow city of India. It was constructed in 1881 by Hussainabad Trust to mark the arrival of Sir George Couper, the first lieutenant governor of United Province of Avadh.
the architecture of Hussainabad Clock Tower is in Gothic-Victorian style. The clock, which is made up of gunmetal, includes a large pendulum with a length of 14 feet. Besides, the shape of the dial of this historical clock is in a 12-petalled flower form. It was built at a cost of Rs. 1.75 lakhs of that time.

 Photos by Mosaddiq Reza Qummi


Milad Tower

Milad Tower , also known as the Tehran Tower is a multi-purpose tower in Tehran, Iran. It is the sixth-tallest tower and the 24th-tallest freestanding structure in the world.
It is located between Gharb Town and the district of Gisha, standing at 435 meters from the base to the tip of the antenna.
The head consists of a large pod with 12 floors, the roof of which is at 315 meters. The tower is a part of the International Trade and Convention Center of Tehran, which also includes a five-star hotel, a convention center, a world trade center and an IT park.



Photos by Floris

Koh Chang is one of the islands in Thailand, on the South-East coast where the untouched nature is still the main character. To reach the island takes 5-6 hours from Bangkok and the mass-tourism is unknown, who loves the pure nature he will find his peace here.

A part of the island is nature conservation territory, it is called Mu Koh Chang National Park. Evidence of the former quiet historical times are the few magical temples, just like Wat Khlong Son. Here is a bouquet from the natural and cultural beauties by Floris Photography who is living there and the best documentary of this magical island.

Dzukou Valley: A Paradise in North East India

photographer, blogger, the "Solobackpacker" 


A stunning landscape of rolling hills filled with the mysterious mist, a multi-layered green cover of the bamboo plants, a multi-coloured carpet of the wild flowers and a land of the narrow rivers with crystal clear water crisscrossing each other in the middle, the peaceful and enchanting Dzukou Valley is a visual treat to the wandering souls, perhaps the most graceful 2-days trek in North East India.

Surrounded by the mighty Japfu hill range and hidden by impenetrable forests of the wild Naga land, the trek offers a thrilling adventure– walking in the dense forests, traversing the raging rivers, meandering through the thick bamboo vegetation and living in an isolation away from the maddening crowd of a hectic urban life. Then comes the monsoon season in the month of July, when the wild flowers bloom in the valley. The hidden secret of North East India turned into a picture perfect paradise after the blooming of Dzuoku Lily and that’s why it is also perceived as the “Valley of Flowers of the North-East”.

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Ambedkar Memorial Park

It is a public park and memorial in Lucknow, India. The memorial is dedicated to B. R. Ambedkar, the 20th century Indian polymath and the "father of the Indian Constitution".
The entire memorial is built using red sandstone brought from Rajasthan. It is situated in the posh locality of Gomti Nagar, the largest planned residential colony in India. Cost of the memorial is estimated at 7 billion rupees. Its name was changed from Ambedkar Park to Bhimrao Ambedkar memorial in May 2012.

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Ramadan Celebration in India

Ramadan is celebrated on a grand scale by Muslims even in India and Iftar parties are quite common in several regions of the country.The main hubs in the country include Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Hyderabad. If you want to witness the true spirit of Ramadan in India, flock to any of these places.

‘Ramadan’ is a holy month for Muslims. They offer prayers and fast during the entire month. Ramzan Eid also known as ‘Eid Al Fitr’ marks the end of the fasting period.It is a spiritual period consisting of additional prayers and acts of charity. It is a time to repent for any sins done and get closer to the Almighty.The end of Ramadan also entails devotees dressed in new clothes, exchanging greetings by saying “Eid Mubarak”, which means “have a blessed Eid”, and distributing sweets.

Mosaddiq Reza Qummi, India

Jama Masjid of Lucknow

The construction of this mosque was started in the year 1839 A.D. by His Majesty King Mohammad Ali Shah Bahadur (3rd King of Oudh) with the intention to surpass the Jama Masjid at Delhi in size, but after his death the mosque was completed by his wife Queen Malika Jahan Sahiba in the year 1845 A.D. Built with "Lakhauri" bricks and plastered with lime, it is decorated with coloured stucco motifs. Standing on a square lofty terrace, it has a rectangular prayer hall, on the west with a magnificent facade of eleven arches. The central one is higher and provided with an unusually high doorway which rises above the roof in a sharply pointed arch decorated in coloured stucco. The prayer hall is surmounted by three pear-shaped high double domes decorated with an inverted lotus on the top and is also flanked by two octagonal four-storeyed tapering minarets on either side, crowned by "Chhatries" on the top. An Imambara known as Imambara Malika Jahan is also situated at the south of this mosque.

Mosaddiq Reza Qummi, India

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Chota Imambara

Chota Imambara is  located in the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Built as an imambara or a congregation hall for Shia Muslims, by Muhammad Ali Shah, the Nawab of Awadh in 1838, it was to serve as a mausoleum for himself and his mother, who is buried beside him.The significance of Panjetan, the holy five, is once again emphasized here with five main doorways. This Imambara consist of two halls and a Shehnasheen (a platform where the Zarih of Imam Husain is kept.) Zarih is the replica of that protective grill or structure which is kept on the grave of Imam Husain at Karbala, Iraq. The large green and white bordered hall of Azakhana is richly decorated with chandeliers and a good number of crystal glass lamp-stands. In fact, it was for this profuse decoration that the Imambara was referred by European visitors and writers as The Palace of Lights. The exterior is very beautifully decorated with Quranic verses in Islamic calligraphy .

Mosaddiq Reza Qummi, India

72 Taboot

An estimated 40,000 Shia devotees from across the state participated in the ‘72 Taboot’ procession depicting the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and his followers. The procession, which started around 4pm, circumambulated the bada imambara and followed by a majlis.the 72 replica coffins were brought out of the Imambara and Zuljinah, the faithful horse of Imam Hussain, was also part of the procession.

Mosaddiq Reza Qummi, India

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Sri Lanka - Surfing Paradise of the Indian Ocean

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Can't get over how well built are those Inner Mongolia's horses..


Inner Mongolia is known for their well trained and well built horses and the environment, the food and the landscape contribute to animals healthy living.