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Esfahan to Damghan  
   

Esfahan to Damghan

Just out of Esfahan and stopped for hot water. The structure behind the trucks is a Pigeon Tower which holds about 800 birds. I thought who in their right mind keeps 800 pigeons. Short answer - there used to be hundreds of these structures across Iran. The birds were kept for their poo - a fertilizer.
Methuselah On The Move - Update 12 (Esfahanto Tehran)

October 9th 2013
<strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">Esfahan to Tehran Couple of things I failed to mention yesterday. We drove past a mosque that had the odd name – The Mosque with the Shaking Minarets. Didn’t go in. Apparently if someone in one minaret can get one to sway (apparently relatively easy) the other sways as well. Emir said he can remember being at the top of one as a ki ... read more
Middle East » Iran » North » Tehran » Tehran

Iranian Flag Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979 after the ruling monarchy was overthrown and the shah was forced into exile. Conservative clerical forces established a theocratic system of government with ultimate political author... ... read more
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