Welcome to Space

The Space has always been my greatest fascination. The endless dimension where you can let your soul float and your mind wonder about this great secret. This site is for my personal general interests and not limited to Space. The name is a tribute to the wonders of Space. Izzat Sajdi

Friday, March 11, 2011

T.S. Eliot

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot

Friday, February 11, 2011

Paul Klee - A line is a dot that went for a walk

Klee, Paul
Red and White Domes
Watercolor and body color on Japanese
vellum mounted on cardboard
14.6 x 13.7 cm

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Well begun is half done. Aristotle

Friday, November 19, 2010

Saadi Al Kaabi سعدي الكعبي The prominent Iraqi Master of Fine Arts

I am an admirer of the exceptional and beautiful works of the great Iraqi Artist Saadi Al Kaabi. I have attended a number of his exhibitions and saw first hand how he excelled in his paintings techniques yet maintaing a genuine and most loveble and wonderful personality. I have also read what others have wrote about him but I found what the Japanese Artisit and Jury member Sanchi Sika to eloquently best describes Saadi's work:
In spite of the simple lines in the works of Saadi Al Kaabi, his painting express true artistic aturity. I am rather amazed by his painting, which mirror the characteristic of pottery, engraving, photography and every project relief. Yet, the real power lies in the fact that he well succeeded to gather the characteristics of all those geners of art and integrate them into a unity, which expresses this artist's love of art. These works have nominated Al-Kaabi to win the first prize of the Decca Biennial 1986.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

At Durres ... Albania

At the north shore of Durresi .... A small old house compose a beautiful artistic setting.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The logos .... FedEx and Amazon

Between the E and x is an arrow ... Delivery ... Moving Forward. Amazon .... From A to Z (everything) ... and a smile.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Palmyra تدمر ... Syria

Sculptures at Palmyra .... are not matched. The intricate fascinating work of this sculpture surpasses the details of David by Michelangelo.

Friday, October 23, 2009

At Durrësi- Shqipëria

Durrës is the second-largest city of Albania. It is the most ancient and one of the most economically important cities of Albania. It is located on the central Albanian coast, about 33 km (21 mi) west of the capital Tirana. It is situated at one of the narrower points of the Adriatic Sea, opposite the Italian ports of Bari (300 km/186 mi away) and Brindisi (200 km/124 mi away). It has a population of around 114,000 (as of 2003[update] estimate). The city of Durrës is home to Albania's newest public university, the Aleksander Moisiu University.

The picture is taken by a very good friend. Nice trick.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Veranda Tea by James Neil Hollingsworth

Oil on hardboard panel 15 x 15 cm

James Neil Hollingsworth is a talented painter from Atlanta, Georgia. Exceptional work. http://neilhollingsworth.blogspot.com/

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Samarkand - Crossroads of cultures

Samarkand (Uzbek: Samarqand, Самарқанд, Tajik: Самарқанд, Arabic and Persian: سمرقند, Russian: Самарканд) is the second-largest city in Uzbekistan and the capital of Samarqand Province.The city is most noted for its central position on the Silk Road between China and the West, and for being an Islamic centre for scholarly study. The Bibi-Khanym Mosque remains one of the city's most famous landmarks. The Registan was the ancient centre of the city. In 2001, UNESCO inscribed the 2750-year-old city on the World Heritage List as Samarkand - Crossroads of Cultures.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Tashkent ... Uzbekistan

Telyashayakh Mosque (Khast Imam Mosque)
Contains the Uthman Qur'an, considered to be the oldest extant Qur'an in the world. Dating from 655, it was brought by Timur to Samarkand, seized by the Russians as a war trophy and taken to Saint Petersburg. It was returned to Uzbekistan in 1989.

Uzbekistan ... A magnificent country

Tashkent طشقند
(Tash in Turkish language means stone. Kand, qand, kent, kad, kath, kud—all meaning a city—are derived from the Persian/Sogdian, kanda, meaning a town or a city. They are found in city names like Samarkand, Yarkand, Penjikent etc.).

Art Gallery of Uzbekistan

Chorsu Bazaar .. Near the Kukeldash Madrassa, this huge open air bazaar is the center of the old town of Tashkent.

Palace of Prince Romanov .. During the 19th century Grand Duke Nikolai Konstantinovich (1850-1918), a first cousin of Alexander III of Russia was banished to Tashkent for some shady deals involving the Russian Crown Jewels. His palace still survives in the centre of the city. Once a museum, it has been appropriated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Open art gallery .. next to Independance Avenue