From the roofs of Yazd, one can see many badgirs. The badgirs, or "wind towers", catch wind well above the ground to create air circulation in homes, or in buildings containing reservoirs or small basins fed by "qanats" (underground channels). In traditional houses of Yazd in summer, between a damned hot outside, and the coolest rooms in the basement, the difference may be as large as 15 to 20 degrees. For several centuries before air conditioners...
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dekanski (6012) 2014-05-24 11:40
great photo, and great Note. I know the "wind towers", but this is the best photo of them I've ever seen!
But photography is great by itself!
omid266 (6750) 2014-05-29 20:08
Salam, Bonjour Monique,
Congratulations for different interesting shots from Iran,
This is a very nice subject choosed for photography,
very well done and Thanks!
Bravo et Amities, **
- Copyright: Mm Gg (MG_foto) (108)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Leica V Lux1, Leica Vario Elmarit 7.4-88 mm f/2.8-3.7, Nikon Circular Polar 52mm
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-24 2:46