Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Masuleh Village north of Iran

Masuleh is a breathtakingly beautiful village where streets are built on top of the roofs of the houses below.
Of course, it is impossible to enter Masuleh with a car. Maybe this is the reason why the original atmosphere of the villages has survived.

Monday, March 14, 2011

pigeon tower of Nahjir Village in Isfahan

An abandoned tower shows a typically honeycombed interior that could house 5000 to 7000 pigeons. To the birds, the towers offered refuge from nocturnal predators. A17th-century traveler estimated there were more than 3000 pigeon towers near Isfahan, and today some 250 to 300 survive in various states of decay.