8/29/2007

Beautiful Boushehr

Palm tree bearing dates in Ehsan's aunt's backyard in Boushehr.
Ehsan is nostalgic about his hometown of Boushehr. Take a look at his blog and see for yourself. Another destination added to my list of things to do before I live a long life! Maybe we could all go together. Long and healthy live beautiful Boushehr, safe from ills and evils of this world.

9 comments:

Ehsan said...

Dear Nazi, thanks a lot for this post.
There are indeed very interesting things a visitor could see in Boushehr.
Let me also mention that this palm tree (and my aunt's house) is located only few kilometres from the nuclear plants. So, lets cross our fingers and hope that the nuclear crisis between Iran and the West will not go down the path of missile attacks, and such. So, Boushehr can stay beautiful and flourish.

Nazy said...

Ehsan Jan, thank YOU for teaching me something. Yes, I am acutely aware of the dangers Boushehr faces, hence the prayer for its health and people. People of Boushehr have lived with that nuclear plant for decades, having accepted it as an ever-present neighbor, creating jobs and economic activity around it. I so hope no harm will come to them from this neighbor. I hope you take your children to see that elementary school, Razzagh, and your aunt, helping them pick dates from the palms, and when they are older, for them to barbeque fish for you and Maryam my friend.

! said...

من بوشهر رو زیاد دیدم واقعا جای زیباییست ...
بیش از زیبایی خیلی مردم خون گرم و ماهی داره ...

Nazy said...

Salam Uni-Farshad. Khosh behalet! I am embarrassed to say that I have seen so little of Southern Iran throughout. I have been to Hormozgan, visiting Ahwaz, Abadan, Khorramshahr, Andimeshk, and Shooshtar, and that's all. I don't think Kish really counts, do you? There is so much to see and I'm going to come and see it all someday.

Yes, people of Boushehr are wonderful. I have met them in Tehran, in Dubai, and in the US. I met seveal very kind and generous Boushehri's in Dubai who let me into their homes, and were generous beyond words, feeling proud of their Iranian and Boushehri heritage, speaking Farsi and befriending Iranian visitors. Some of them had never lived in Iran! Be good Uni-Far. Come again. I am aware of the poems you leave in the "Sohrab" post. Thank you.

! said...

:)
thanks ...
no Kish does not count really ....

Nazy said...

Uni-Far, yes, I agree. Kish doesn't count! It is beautiful and worth at least one visit, but it is not fair to count it with the rest of the province, as it lacks, for the most part, the deep cultural and historic elements of the other parts of Khouzestan and Hormozgan.

Do you know what the word "Kish" means?

! said...

emmmm
rastesh gashtam chizi peyda nakardam !
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kish_Island

Nazy said...

Dear Universal Farshad:

Thanks for taking my question seriously! So, here, I will share with you what I know about it, and perhaps we can ask Alef Shin to help:

"There is, however, difference of opinion among historians about the old nam of Kish, yet the evidence proves that all were talking about the island that today is called "Kish." Most Persian lexicons define "Kish" as quiver. One of the most existing credible lexicons says: 'Standing in high points near the island, it sees ike an arow in the quiver.' Some lexicographers say Arabs called Kish as 'Gheis.'"

From Kish, The Premier Island, Kanoon Agahi Iran, Kish Free Zone, 1998

"وجه تسمیه’ کیش: در باره’ وجه تسمیه’ کیش روایتهای فراوانی وجود دارد. مرحوم علی اکبر دهخدا، در خصوص وجه نامگذاری کیش، به نقل از تاریخ جهانگیری، انجمن آرا و آنندراج می نویسد: چون بر بلندی های اطراف آن برایند، در نظر مانند کیش نماید که ترکش باشد. آن را جزیره’ دراز نیز خوانند و وجه این نام، آن که چون از دور نظر کنند، به ترکیب کیش یعنی جای تیر نماید و عربها معرب کرده، جزیره قیس نامیدند."

جزیره’ کیش، روابط عمومی سازمان منطقه’ آزاد کیش، رجبعلی مختارپور، 1376

Thanks again for coming and for taking an interest in helping us learn. You are a very special soul dear Farshad.

! said...

:)
WOW I dont know why I missed it !!
really nice ...
you seems to be very active in Kish fields ...
thanks for sharing with us ...
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:)
thank you very much ...
(shy!)