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aref-adib's visual diary from London UK

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I am an Achaemenid

on Jul 8, 2017

I have recently done a DNA test and here is the result: Now like Cyrus I could say: I am Mehrdad, an Achaemenid!...

New Bond Street

on Jun 28, 2017

New Bond Street in London, exactly 50 years apart: 28 June 1967 & 28 June 2017 >> View larger image...

Queen's speech

on Jun 21, 2017

When the Queen drops a subtle hint! May drops key manifesto pledges from Queen's speech and focuses on Brexit....

Advisors & Sightseers

on Jun 11, 2017

British horror comedies: Advisors and Sightseers Theresa May advisors Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill quit while the PM clings on despite no overall majority. In Sightseers, a 2012 British horror comedy, a couple's cross-country road trip takes a deadly.


on May 31, 2017 in: Architecture

Today's">Google Doodle suggests Architect Zaha Hadid had nose-twitching magic powers....

Hezar Cham 1833 & 2016

on May 22, 2017

Hezar Cham, Mazandaran Province, Iran in 1833 & 2016. Hezar Cham is between Tehran and Chalus, near the Caspian Sea. The watercolour by traveller Godfrey Thomas Vigne (1801-1863) is kept at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London....

Chestnut-leaved Oak

on May 18, 2017 in: Photography

(14 May 2017) This Chestnut-leaved Oak (Bolandmazu in Persian) comes from Iran and was planted in 1846 at Kew Gardens. It stretches 30 metres high and 30 metres wide and is still growing fast. It is the fastest growing...