This is an ancient rock dome in Kerman, Sothern Iran. It is made of solkid rocks and joined by a mixture of camel milk and dust. It used to be a holy fireplace during the Sassanids, 2000 years ago. Eversince it is standing without any usage and applications. Furtunately no pasr of this dome is damaged. The only thing added is a door to protect it from intruders.
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jhm (141937) 2006-08-16 8:09
What a very amazing colour of rock dome in Kerman, but I can see above the decorations, is this stone or paintings? Lovely orient architecture picture nice capture!
Very interesting note too!
vhemmati (616) 2006-08-17 8:34
Nice picture of Gonbad e Jabalieh. The light is too much on some part of the dome and I wish there was some clouds in the sky.
banyanman (7789) 2006-08-18 11:03
Hi Ali. Very unusual colours in this dome which your photograph captures well. Varahram says he would like to see some clouds in the sky, but I prefer this brilliant blue sky because it provides an intense contrast to the more subtle colours of the dome. Cheers . . . David
rl245267 (845) 2006-11-14 21:39
To think what this sculpture could tell us if only it could talk, since it has been around for 2000 years. This is a very interesting building. The photo has good clarity and sharpness. Also, good composition with the foliage in the foreground.
I have been looking at your gallery of photos of Iran. It is a beautiful country full of many nice places.
Thanks for sharing,
- Copyright: Ali Akbar Abdolrashidi (abdolrashidi) (1616)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-01
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony Cybershot p200
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Persian Culture [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-16 7:22