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Yazd, a view from above

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The existence of special ventilation structures, called Badgirs, on the roofs is a distinctive feature of the architecture of this city (A Badgir is a high structure on the roof under which, in the interior of the building, there is a small pool). All about the simplest towers, which ranges from standard two-sided models to more elaborate six-sided variety, consist of at least for parts : the body or trunk that contains the shafts; air shelves that are used to catch some of the hot air and prevent it from entering the house; flaps which redirect the circulation of the wind; and the rood covering. The currents that enter the house do so above a pool of cool water, thereby cooling the air, while the warm air continues its circular path, redirected upward through a different shaft.

If you stand directly beneath a badgir, the air is appreciably cooler, and while not quite as cold as modern air-con, it's a whole lot healthier.

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  • The unusual Amir Chakhmaq Complex pushes the Jameh Mosque as Yazd's must-see sight. Built in the 13th century the softly-rounded sunken alcoves form the facade of a takieh , a religious building used to perform the Ashura rituals to commemorate the martyrdom of the Imam Hossein (the third of the twelve successors to Mohammed, according to Shiite Muslims). The building is floodlit at night and there are wonderful views of the town and the surrounding desert landscape from the third-storey. There is also a huge wooden palm leaf-shaped nakhl - used in the Ashura rituals to carry a representive martyr of the imam decked with swords, money and mirrors outside the building.
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    • 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/michaelasanda-171522-yazd2/
    • 2. Yazd was visited by Marco Polo in 1272, who described it as a good and noble city and remarked its silk production. Isolated from any approach by a huge tract of monotonous desert, the vibrancy of Yard is invariably a surprise. După ce a vizitat oraşul în 1272 Marco Polo l-a descris ca „bun şi nobil”, remarcând în special producţia sa de mătase. Strălucirea oraşului nu poate să nu te surprindă pentru că drumul monotonRecognized by UNESCO as holding one of the prin deşert până aici esteoldest architecture all over the world dezolant
    • 3. Isolated from any approach by a huge tract of monotonous desert, the vibrancy of Yard is invariably a surprise
    • 4. Amir Chakhmaq Square in Yazd, Iran is a public place for national events and religious customs. It is not a mosque. It was constructed in the 16th century and believed to be used to watch events in the square.Piaţa Amir Chakhmaq Square din Yazd este piaţa publică unde se sărbătorescevenimentele naţionale şi au loc ceremoniile religioase, în special Ashura. Complexul AmirChakhmaq nu este o moschee ci un loc de unde se pot privi evenimentele festive care au
    • 5. The word Yazd means feast and worship. The city of Yazd has resistedthe modern urbanization changes and maintained its traditional structure.
    • 6. there are wonderful views of the town and the surroundingdesert landscape from the third-storey of Amir ChakhmaqComplex .
    • 7. In the old city of Yazd, according to the UNESCO one of the oldest towns on earth, almost everything is madefrom sun-dried mud bricks, and the resulting brown skyline is dominated by the tall badgirs (windcatchers) onalmost every rooftop.În oraşul vechi din Yazd, pe care UNESCO îl considră unul dintre cele mai vechi oraşe de pe pământ, aproapetotul este făcut din chirpici uscat la soare, şi rezultatul este un orizont cafeniu, dominat de turnuri de vânt(badgirs) înalte aproape pe fiecare acoperiş.
    • 8. The existence of special ventilation structures, called Badgirs, on the roofs is a distinctive feature of thearchitecture of this city (A Badgir is a high structure on the roof under which, in the interior of thebuilding, there is a small pool).
    • 9. The geographical features ofthis region have made peopledeveloped special architecturalstyles.
    • 10. For this reason, in the older part of the city most houses are built of mud-bricks and havedomed roofs. These materials served as insulation preventing heat from passing through.
    • 11. Any summer visitor to Yazd can hardly fail to appreciate the needed for cool air and for the proliferation ofbadgirs (windtowers), constructed to fulfil the need.
    • 12. These ancient systems of natural air-conditioning, which can also seen in the towns and villages of the PersianGulf coast, are designed to catch even the lightest breeze and direct it to the rooms below.
    • 13. Iran Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Nicoleta Leu Arangement: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasandaSound: Homayoun Shajarian - Tasnife Ab Nan Avaz

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