Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Mazal tov

Need your Persian carpet repaired or cleaned? Want to buy some old and beautiful things?
Like to hear some Farsi spoken? Then welcome to the Ghatan Brothers' Iran Bazaar, located in the Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall in central Jerusalem.
I have never been inside. But when I passed this morning, something told me to take this photo for a certain two Iranian bloggers. Now, back home, I see Mashhad (Iran) Daily Photos is celebrating its 200th post. Congratulations to Meead, the blog's founder, and to Sara, who continues the work. We are all invited to share their celebration cake.

16 comments:

Meead S. said...

Iran Bazar! That's great! Look at those lovely hand-made things. Aren't they beautiful? This photo really deserves a click to enlarge. Thank you so much DINA. We love you!

I know, today the largest groups of Jews from Persia are found in Israel, around 135,000 people, according to Wikipedia. I hope we can have you in Iran one day. :) Thank you again.

Sara said...

Wow! this is wonderful.I never thought an Iranian bazar can be located there!
I really love you dear Dina and I often talk about you in our home.now my mom,dad and bro know that I have a nice friend called Dina ;)
Thank you for linking our blog in your today's post.

Dina said...

Aww, thanks Sara and Meead.
Good luck in your learning (university) and in your teaching (blogs).

fishing guy said...

Dina: Neat capture of the bazar, the plates in the window are cool.

Cloudia said...

Wonderful bazar! I so enjoy my visits to Jerusalem and to you, DINA. Thanks for exppanding my idea of people-to-people contacts in your neighborhood of the world. I must visit your friends' Iran blogs . . . Aloha & Shalom!

Kris said...

How does one go about cleaning a Persion carpet? Beat it?

bennie and patsy said...

And what a beautiful cake it is.
Patsy

Fida said...

Reading your blog, I will never have to buy a city guide to Jerusalem :-)

Ann said...

You should definitely take a look inside. It looks like a fascinating shop.

PS. Is your Sydney accommodation sorted? When do you arrive?

Sunita said...

That's such an amazing photo! Why? Because it looks exactly like the shops run by the Parsees (or Parsis)in Mumbai. Parsees are one of the most amazing communities that make up Mumbai. They fled Iran centuries ago and settled in Mumbai. Very hard-working, very dignified and now totally identified with Mumbai.

Sunita said...

This is totally off-topic but I think it may interest you.
All the newspapers here are filled with reports of a Jewish wedding taking place in Kochi (in the state of Kerala) after a period of 21 years. There is a very tiny Jewish community there now (just 48 members) whose ancestors settled there centuries ago. The Synagogue there is absolutely beautiful! Most of the community migrated to Israel in recent years and now there is a very small group of them left in Kochi. Which is why this wedding is such a joyful and newsworthy event.

Pretty Me!! said...

nice !! i will certainly love it there :)

Kay said...

Hmmm... that is certainly a delicious looking cake, I must say! I'm so amazed that you're able to find such interesting places to post everydau, Dina.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i love those old stores - antiques are wonderful to look at any time

Anonymous said...

Hey Dina, are you going to travel to Sydney?! That's cool! You will enjoy summer there.

tehrandaily said...

Great photo dear Dina,
I am amir from Tehran, interesting to see an iranian in Israel :)