Shajarian’s London Concert

If you would like to have a taste of Persian classical music, then watch the following video produced by the BBC’s Persian Service. The clip is a compilation of a recent concert by Mohammad Reza Shajarian that took place at Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank.

* If you don’t have time to watch the whole video, skip ahead to about 7’30’’ and watch the Char Mezrab bit for about 5 minutes.

Gran Vía

Gran Vía is one of Madrid’s most famous street located in central Madrid.

Gran Vía – towards Plaza del Callao

Gran Vía – Plaza del Callao

Gran Vía – Plaza del Callao

Plaza del Callao – Cine Callao

Gran Vía – seen from Plaza del Callao

Gran Vía – towards Plaza del Callao

Gran Vía – towards Plaza del Callao

Gran Vía – seen from Calle de Alcalá

* All photos by me –click to enlarge.

Plaza de Cibeles

The Plaza de Cibeles is one of Madrid’s famous squares.  At the centre of the square, the fountain of goddess Cibeles is one of Madrid’s favourite iconic symbols:

There are some landmark buildings surrounding the square including Cibeles Palace (Madrid City Hall):

and  Banco de España (the Bank of Spain)

* All photos by me –click to enlarge.