Home
       
     
Losing and finding Myself
       
     
Content Faces All Around
       
     
Cleaning up for Holy Minutes.
       
     
Mouraria
       
     
Remnants of Many Stories.
       
     
Autumn Day in Notre Dame
       
     
Manhattan, Once a Jungle, still a Jungle.
       
     
Hall of Private Audience
       
     
Playground
       
     
Hanging out with the Royals
       
     
Jai Guru Dev Temple
       
     
Structural Poetry
       
     
Quiet Quarters
       
     
Getting Curious
       
     
Cheers to Risks
       
     
Monks leaving temple after evening chants
       
     
Tree Hugs the Temple
       
     
Ghosts of the Past
       
     
Calm Quarters
       
     
Rocking by the Mosque
       
     
The Spooky Church at Bokor Hill-Station
       
     
Hoi An or Havana?
       
     
The functional Chaos of Everyday
       
     
Frustrated Sun
       
     
Sparkling Malabar Mosque
       
     
Isfahan After the Rain
       
     
Relaxing in Angkor
       
     
The Lady and the Beast
       
     
Makeup Alley (کوچه آشتی)
       
     
All the Temple's Keepers
       
     
Procession of Candles and Prayers
       
     
Independence Monument
       
     
Conversations and Sleepy Eyes
       
     
Candle Vigil for those lost
       
     
A bit of Agression
       
     
 - Angkor Wat, Cambodia
       
     
Abbasi House
       
     
Wat Pho
       
     
Tam Son Hoi Quan Pagoda
       
     
Praying.
       
     
Deep in the Forest
       
     
Home
       
     
Home

As the sun set and the last of the thousand travelers left angkor wat, the two monks breathed a sigh of relief and came out for a stroll. Their temple was once again transformed from one of the world's 7 wonders, to their good old familiar grounds.
- AngkorWat, SiemRiep, Cambodia

Losing and finding Myself
       
     
Losing and finding Myself

If you are lucky enough to get lost, then you might just come across these unstaged, quiet, amazing moments where everything just falls right into place. 
The Monk Lady here is going about her day, burning incese and doing her routines, alone, in one of the small far-off temples of the Angkor Wat Complex.
- SiemReap, Cambodia

Content Faces All Around
       
     
Content Faces All Around

- Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

Cleaning up for Holy Minutes.
       
     
Cleaning up for Holy Minutes.

A local merchant gets ready for the afternoon prayers.

- Istanbul, Turkey

Mouraria
       
     
Mouraria

"known as the birthplace of Fado. It was here that the first great Fado singer lived in the 1800s, the legendary Severa who fell in love with a count and took the music of the people to the aristocracy. Other big names related to Fado have lived in the neighborhood, such as singer Mariza who grew up on these streets before reaching the big stages of the world. " 

— Bairro Da Mouraria, Lisbon, Portugal

Remnants of Many Stories.
       
     
Remnants of Many Stories.

Mouraria is where the Moors were allowed to live after the Christian conquest of Lisbon in 1147, before being expelled together with the Jews in 1497. Little survives from that period except for traces of the medieval wall, but this curiously remains the most multiethnic neighbourhood in the city.

- Mouraria, Lisbon, Portugal

Autumn Day in Notre Dame
       
     
Autumn Day in Notre Dame

- Paris, France

Manhattan, Once a Jungle, still a Jungle.
       
     
Manhattan, Once a Jungle, still a Jungle.

- Manhattan, New York

Hall of Private Audience
       
     
Hall of Private Audience

Agra Fort, Agra, India

Playground
       
     
Playground

- MapleRidge, BC, Canada

Hanging out with the Royals
       
     
Hanging out with the Royals

Hip boys and girls, striking a pose in the once exuberant Golestan Palace. 

- Tehran, Iran

Jai Guru Dev Temple
       
     
Jai Guru Dev Temple

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India

Structural Poetry
       
     
Structural Poetry

When architecture and poetry come together.
And no, this is not even a major building among the many amazing architectural masterpieces of Iran. This is a simple long-forgotten corner of the Kashan Bazaar. It refreshes my soul each time I visit.
- Kashan, Iran

Quiet Quarters
       
     
Quiet Quarters

If you take the right street in the hectic Phnom Penh, you might just find yourself in a quiet shaded street, with monks going about their day.

- PhnomPenh, Cambodia

Getting Curious
       
     
Getting Curious

- Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran

Cheers to Risks
       
     
Cheers to Risks

Sometimes I find myself standing at the edge of life, afraid to jump in, not realizing that thinking and overthinking, and not risking most of those things is the biggest risk and waste of my time. Afterall, the consequences of my risks have always proved to be very little, compared to the experience and sense of purpose gained from it.

- Koh Samed, Thailand

Monks leaving temple after evening chants
       
     
Monks leaving temple after evening chants

- Wat Ounalom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tree Hugs the Temple
       
     
Tree Hugs the Temple

- Angkor Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia

Ghosts of the Past
       
     
Ghosts of the Past

- Hauz Khas Madrasa, Delhi, India

Calm Quarters
       
     
Calm Quarters

Corners of Arak Bazar, provide the sleepy, cool and calm quarters for a noon time nap.

- Arak, Iran

Rocking by the Mosque
       
     
Rocking by the Mosque

- Qazvin, Iran

The Spooky Church at Bokor Hill-Station
       
     
The Spooky Church at Bokor Hill-Station

One of the creepy-beautiful places in Cambodia: A French ghost-town hidden within a gigantic park.

- Kampot, Cambodia

Hoi An or Havana?
       
     
Hoi An or Havana?

The mix of the French colonial and the local Vietnamese architectural styles in Hoi An have created something very beautiful.

- Hoi An, Vientam

The functional Chaos of Everyday
       
     
The functional Chaos of Everyday

- Chandni Chowk, Delhi, India

Frustrated Sun
       
     
Frustrated Sun

- Jama Masjid, Delhi, India

Sparkling Malabar Mosque
       
     
Sparkling Malabar Mosque

- Singapore

Isfahan After the Rain
       
     
Isfahan After the Rain

- Masjed Jame Abbasi, Isfahan, Iran

Relaxing in Angkor
       
     
Relaxing in Angkor

The amazing thing about the Angkor Temple complex is that it's so spacious that every visitor can find their own quiet corner to sit back and reflect.

- Angkor Wat, Cambodia

The Lady and the Beast
       
     
The Lady and the Beast

- Main St., Vancouver, Canada

Makeup Alley (کوچه آشتی)
       
     
Makeup Alley (کوچه آشتی)

Back in my hometown of Tehran, high up on the mountainside where there are old walnut gardens, there was an alley that would narrow down to the width of your shoulders. They called it the Makeup Alley. Because if you had problems with someone in the village and by chance you were both walking down this alley, you would have no choice but to literally come face to face with them to pass them, and perhaps a smile, a gesture, an eye to eye moment, would get you two talking again.

- Darake, Tehran, Iran.

All the Temple's Keepers
       
     
All the Temple's Keepers

- Sri Mariamman Temple, SingaporeWrite here...

Procession of Candles and Prayers
       
     
Procession of Candles and Prayers

- Kochi, Kerala, India

Independence Monument
       
     
Independence Monument

- Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Conversations and Sleepy Eyes
       
     
Conversations and Sleepy Eyes

Chùa Minh Thanh temple, high up the mountains in Pleiku, Vietnam; One of the few buildings that survived the bombings of the town during the war.

Candle Vigil for those lost
       
     
Candle Vigil for those lost

- Vancouver, Canada

A bit of Agression
       
     
A bit of Agression

- Sculpture Studio, Phnom Penh University Art Department, Cambodia

 - Angkor Wat, Cambodia
       
     

- Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Abbasi House
       
     
Abbasi House

- Kashan, Iran

Wat Pho
       
     
Wat Pho

Bangkok, Thailand

Tam Son Hoi Quan Pagoda
       
     
Tam Son Hoi Quan Pagoda

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Praying.
       
     
Praying.

- Igreja de São Domingos, Lisboa, Portugal

Deep in the Forest
       
     
Deep in the Forest

Nothing like the calm in the Forest.

- Vancouver, Canada