Stars over Desert City

By: Amirreza Kamkar


Seqaleh, Iran

2011 August 30


From the photographer: "The structure in this photo is called a windward ('badgir' in Persian). It has been used as a place for travelers of the past to find shelter from the heat of Iran's deserts. A windward consists of four parts: framework, wardrobe, blades and ceiling. The framework of the windward is like a cube or charter. Its frame is often made like a square, rectangle, hexahedron or octagon. The main part of the windward structure has a net-like column which is located in the open air above the buildings. We can see very nice windwards in the city of Yazd in the central part of Iran."
Amirreza Kamkar

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