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Toghrol Tower
22-MAR-2009 Ali Majdfar

Toghrol Tower

Tehran - Shahre Rey

The Tower of Toghrol is monument of the period of Seljuks, built by king Toghrol and dates back to the 13th Century AD. The towers height is about 20 meters; its internal and external diameters are 11 and 16 meters, respectively.
The Tower of Toghrol is indeed a solar clock; its external surface is divided into 24 facets (representing 24 hours) and on upper part of each facet there are 4 semi-circles each representing a quarter of an hour. A little more upward there are 6 rectangles each representing 10 minutes and there are also very small grooves on them showing the seconds. Any new position of sun will change the shadows of these forms, revealing the exact time.
It is said that this tower is also the grave of Toghrol himself, because of his interest in astronomy.

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Graeme25-Feb-2011 18:43
I love this perspective Ali. Well done.BV
Marwan Habib25-Jun-2010 11:02
I liked the way you fraled the tower in the doorway. V.
James Clarke06-Jan-2010 14:36
Excellent framing composition. Great background info. BV
Jim Coffman30-Apr-2009 12:40
Excellent composition and great picture! V
waterfalls man07-Apr-2009 01:51
Beautiful Shot & Comp V
Carol Breton07-Apr-2009 01:45
Fabulous composition and great information. ~
Hank Vander Velde07-Apr-2009 00:12
Great image Ali. Nice, informative caption too.
Richard Chu06-Apr-2009 20:29
Excellent framing, beautifully captured. V
Bill McMullen06-Apr-2009 19:01
Nicely done Ali. Great detail and information in the caption. -Voted-
Wenche Aune06-Apr-2009 18:53
Beautiful capture. V
David Barrett06-Apr-2009 18:50
Love the framing and feeling of depth with this image,Ali. Fascinating history behind this wonderful piece of precision building! :>)
Patricia Kay06-Apr-2009 18:46
Great shot Ali....Interesting history too...BV
Liz Bickel06-Apr-2009 16:48
Fantastic image. Great perspective and composition. And so much history!
Sue Roberts06-Apr-2009 16:47
beautifully framed
vatorman06-Apr-2009 13:52
Wonderful shot full of richness and colour and the history alone is fasinating. BV
Ceya06-Apr-2009 12:38
Interesting information, beautiful capture! V
Sonja Ross06-Apr-2009 11:06
Nicely framed.
Gérard Koehl06-Apr-2009 11:01
Magnifique composition avec cette perspective... V
Steve Mockford06-Apr-2009 10:32
Nice shot Ali. I always enjoy the accompanying explanation as well.
laine06-Apr-2009 09:02
marvelous history here...a lovely POV, Ali.
Linda06-Apr-2009 08:37
A lovely capture and such an interesting narrative to explain the Tower. Love your POV here - I feel as though I am there. ~BV!~
Raphael_E06-Apr-2009 08:09
Very instructive facts and great shot ! V.
James Clarke06-Apr-2009 06:46
Excellent shot. Interesting and informative caption. BV
pr_rajan06-Apr-2009 05:23
Michal Leszczynski06-Apr-2009 05:17
Wonderful capture, great perspective and composition, excellent photo. V.
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