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

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

Friday, May 22, 2009

Palestine 1948-2009

Translation of Haroun Hashem Rashid poem in commemoration of occupied Palestine. Sang later by Fairouz:

We shall return

We shall return one day to our village
and drown in the warmth of hope
We shall return though time passes by
and distances grow between us.
O heart do not drop wearied
on the path of our return
How it wounds our pride that birds
will return tomorrow while we are still here.

There are hills over there
sleeping and waking on our pledge
and people who are the love,their days comprised
of silent waiting and nostalgic songs
Places filled with willows as far as the eyes can see,
willows tired and bent over the water
while afternoons in their shade
drink the smell of silence and purity of happiness.

We shall return,the nightingale told me
when we met on a hill,
that nightingales are still there,
living on our dreams
and that among the hills of yearnings
and the yearning people is a place for us
O heart how often has the wind scattered us
Come along, we shall return, let us go.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Gaza sky rains Israeli white phosphorus and cluster bombs over civilian homes

Israel is bombing Palestinians in Gaza with white phosphorus and cluster bombs. Images of the brutal damage inflicted on women and children are seen on the wide media coverage of Algazeera. Meanwhile, Israel bans international journalists from entering the Gaza strip.

White phosphorus and cluster bombs are internationaly banned weapons. A war crime that will haunt Israel for a long time. A true holocaust.