As I said before , one of the important relics of Khaje Mountain is the remnants of a fire-temple , a palatial structure, with spectacular architectural finish and overlooking a vast court-yard. It has a large gateway and a square hall with corridors around. This structure dates to the first century AD. The surrounding ruins are related to the Parthian and Sassanide periods.
They say unique murals had decorated the walls of the fortress, few of which have survived.
We couldn't find any of them in the place you see; perhaps they take them to the museums or cover them to keep them safe . Here you can see 2 murals which I have found their photos in other sites . 1 and 2
I took the shot in the court-yard of the fire temple.
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dareco (17134) 2008-10-14 22:17
A very interesting post!! Nice job, good lighting and detail. Also a very informative note. TFS
shevchenko (19086) 2008-10-14 22:56
Finally approach to this fire temple and i can see it strucure in more detail, good contrast and nice intensive of color, hope to see some murals too, thanks for sharing.
mauro61 (52855) 2008-10-15 1:09
un reportage storico quello che proponi per la bellezza di queste rovine immerse nel tempo.
ottimo il POV e i colori, ben fatto
mafegan (8624) 2008-10-15 1:23
A sharp photo and with the two people it is possible to visualise the size of these relics. Thank you, Marlene
daddo (26368) 2008-10-15 2:43
Salam Atousa.So much history, so much to preserve for generations to come. Pity about the murals.I don't think it was a religious reason as in Iran the human figure has been painted under Islam. Excellent POV and light.The inclusion of the human figures was a good move. Regards. Klaudio.
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-10-15 5:43
yes, a fantastic place. A must to visit one time...
sayat (2949) 2008-10-15 8:20
It seems that the place has all the mystery in it that one can imagine and your shots reveal it quite well Dear Atousa! Thanks for providing us the links to the murals, they are quite interesting indeed.
AlvaroGuijarro (288) 2008-10-15 16:42
Impresionante, el templo del fuego. La foto muestra con todo el detalle cada elemento arquitectónico, y la referencia a los murales, un acierto de valiosísima información. Los murales, fantásticos.
Suerte, te deseo lo mejor
adores (42331) 2008-10-15 18:39
You're showing it:)! It's great, the pov, the colours, the presence of those people there. It must be a magical place, especially because there's nothing around. Good to see it!
kschanna (6) 2008-10-16 4:28
the composition is wise with the inclusion of the earthy structires and the clear blue sky. I imagine the feeling of being in that place would have been that of being taken back into history.
Thanks for sharing
stego (24132) 2008-10-16 18:38
It's another excellent presentation of that exotic place. The ruins make a very interesting pattern, its colours make a beautiful contrast with the clear blue sky. I like the layered compo and the undulating curves of the of the ruins and of the horizon. The inclusion of the people allows a great sense of scale.
cfreire (11741) 2008-10-17 9:04
Impressive shot about this old temple well composed with beautiful colors and contrasts. Excellent depth and framing. The great blue sky adds a magnificent contrast for the capture. Well done. Regards, Consuelo
saeed (34) 2008-10-17 23:36
Another nice POV from this historical place . The murals are really attractives .The painting of the king or Parthian dignitary seen on a horse and some of the other image that discovered from this place are part of the few remaining Parthian art in Iran.
belido (19934) 2008-10-18 5:22
wonderful human realization. This place smells history and I like that. Two features please me a lot: the panorama format which leads us for a horizontal image reading and the human inclusion for the size reference. Great job!
BWJ (3090) 2008-10-18 8:52
This is an excellent follow-up of your 'Khaje Mountain' post. What an interesting place this is and you have captured it well with beautiful natural tones and good sharpness. By leaving the two people in the picture you give a sense of scale!
testmaniac (13508) 2008-10-18 21:56
H Atousa, good shot with nice colors. Very interesting photo object. Good job!
hay_kes (30858) 2008-10-19 0:15
Very interesting architecture vith excellent POV, colours and light.TFS.
syrus_persia (2270) 2008-10-19 1:27
Che jaye jalebiye.Kheyli ghashange va ghashangtar bode dar ghadim.
The note is good.
SAMANDI (302) 2008-10-19 4:07
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-10-21 0:30
Beautiful colours and light in this very good composition. Great view of the Fire Temple. I like the people that give us the scale.
Very good informative note
TFS and greetings
jackart (6702) 2008-10-22 11:44
Amazing place very well captured. I've never heard about this temple before so thank You for very useful note.
leo61 (0) 2008-10-22 11:48
Good shot of this interesting place.I like the composition with the two people giving an idea how big it is.Good sharpness and fine details to view.I like to contrast between the red tones and this wonderful sky.Thanks for the interesting note,I`ve never heard of this place before.
Angshu (56740) 2008-10-25 7:41
Seeing the murals, I wonder where they are, since u said that you couldn't find them. They're really marvellous! Like the wide outside view of the temple with the clear blue sky offering an excellent contrast.
axiotea (21649) 2008-10-25 10:25
These ruins are wonderful and the light emphasized its beauty! What a special place! The blue sky makes for a perfect BG! Thanks for informative note too!
Dyerco (10185) 2008-10-26 4:14
I like the fact that you included the people for scale. A well exposed and sharp image.
Well done. Your country has some marvellous history.
Gerrit (51708) 2008-10-29 2:11
impressive site. Good POV and a just inclusing of those spectators to give an idea of the scale.
kevinos (7507) 2008-10-31 21:10
It is a very interesting presentation in the best tradition of TE Atousa.You have not only produced a fine image, clear and well framed with lovely colour, but you have provided a good note and interesting additional images. We can really learn something about this interesting place from the whole presentation.Regards Kevin
siolaw (38292) 2008-11-01 1:00
This place looks very interesting to visit and you present it in a clean way... The man on the side adds scale to it, and it has perfect technical settings, with real colors and true sharpness.
I like this!
edal (6804) 2008-11-09 14:00
Excellent wa composition. Remarkable colors and sharpness. Inclusiopn of a human figure gives an idea of the dimensions.
Friendly regards and thanks for visiting my photo,
CatherineD (4864) 2008-12-06 13:23
Very impressive place. The two photos are very instructive and well done. The colors and sharpness are excellent as the composition. Very good job! Best regards,
elitsa (509) 2008-12-29 12:29
Very nice image! I love places like this and hope one day to see this one! Good colours and very well framed image. And the two persons - just to show the size of the site.. no usual tourists crowd ;) Compliments!
noborders (1010) 2008-12-30 12:33
Salam Atousa, this is a very impressive structure and so ancient... Your country is full of such treasures, great that you are showing us here some of them. Very informative photo, tabrik migam !
Best wishes for 2009 for you too !
bokaie (2) 2009-01-07 9:05
A very nice subject, well done Atousa Khanoom.
gracious (20025) 2009-02-08 6:53
I thank you for sharing this unique and beautiful ruins from Zabol! very interesting and thanks for the useful notes as well!
you had the best pov and the image exposure and focus is spot on with great sharpness, good colour and superb details
much appreciated, my friend!
foozi (7101) 2009-02-21 22:59
what a unique and special shot of this historical scene. Very well shown and brilliant point of view. A very educational and pleasant composition to show the identity of this place.
well exploited lighting and colours.
thanks for sharing.
paura (47186) 2009-04-07 4:12
The amazing place is nicelly view from your well composed photo. A very interesting details indeed.
danos (92654) 2009-06-26 7:18
nice the view of these ruins of fire temple,with the murals at the WS to complete the sense for this important construction.I like the earthy colours of the temple's materials,as the contrast that created from the blue of the sky.Well done.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
Waylim (25444) 2011-01-22 1:11
Beautiful shot, the wamr earth tone work very well and complement the rich blue of the sky. Very nice detail and texture of the very unique architecture and temple, the people adds a good sense of scale and human elements to the composition. Good work.
adramad (42045) 2011-06-22 7:29
Impressive ruins of this fortress-palace, in its time must have been a wonder it appears from your letter and the precious remains of paintings showing in Photo 1 and 2.
The mountain that gives shelter seems to have more rest on its top, probably to protect the palace.
Superb sharpness, great color and good light. A very interesting and well done.
Have a nice day.
fritzi007 (9953) 2012-12-15 15:17
really a super photo and interesting comment, congratulations!