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Old November 4th, 2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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Introduce unique buildings

Do you know this building:



That is a Pigeon Tower, there are more than 3,000 of them around the city of Isfahan. You can read about it here: http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008...s-of-iran.html

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Old November 4th, 2010, 07:51 PM   #2
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Some other ones:















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Some different ones:





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A Pigeon Citadel!!





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Old November 4th, 2010, 07:55 PM   #6
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I will talk about Wind Tower, Tomb Tower, Tower of Silence, Yakhchal, Abanbar, Qanat and several other unique buildings in Iran in the next posts but please introduce unique buildings in your countries too.
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Old November 5th, 2010, 12:54 AM   #7
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so why do they apartments for pigeons?
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cooool, pigeon town
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so why do they apartments for pigeons?
in the West we call them 'dovecotes'. Google it.
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well now that i think about it i have a friend in cuba that has a smaller version on their roof
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Old November 6th, 2010, 05:42 PM   #11
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so why do they apartments for pigeons?
As you read in my first post's link: They were built to collect the droppings as fertilizer for melon and cucumber fields. The droppings were also used in the process of tanning leather.
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Very interesting
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Never heard of it...looks indeed interesting!
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Enough of Iran! You're ruining the board!!!
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Old November 7th, 2010, 02:45 PM   #15
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Enough of Iran! You're ruining the board!!!
You can suppose that those are not in Iran, anyway it can be interesing to know about some unique buildings, for exemple do you know what these ancient buildings are:

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^Those are cooling towers rite? How did they construct those mudbrick domes?
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Yes, those are Wind Towers, the main parts of buildings are underground, you can see in this pic how this ancient cooling system worked:



Some Wind Towers in Yazd:











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Old November 7th, 2010, 04:06 PM   #18
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Historical port of Laft in the south of Iran:





Pipe-type wind towers in Sirjan:





An unique one in Kashan:



Wind towers of a mosque:

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I Like Pigeon Tower
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Old November 9th, 2010, 09:49 AM   #20
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That looks more like a church

http://www.allempires.com/uploads/badgir/Kashan.jpg
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