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10-APR-2008 Ali Majdfar

Historic Village of Massoleh

Gilan Province

Masooleh is a historic village enjoying a moderate climate. Local architecture, springs, waterfalls, River and dense forests all make it an attractive tourism spot. Masooleh's integrated architecture and its houses are of two stories.
These comprise of an entrance corridor, callers and other unique architectural features, and are linked to each other by a staircase. The terrace of each house is the court-yard of the house above. Masouleh architecture is unique. The buildings have been built into the mountain and are interconnected. Courtyards and roofs both serve as pedestrian areas similar to streets.
Fog is predominant weather feature of Masouleh.
This historic village, during its 1000 age, is an obvious type in fantastic harmony between nature and human.

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fara123-Dec-2011 22:54
wow love the lighting.bravo Ali.
androne16-Feb-2011 05:19
Very intersting,very.Bravo!
Guest 30-Mar-2010 13:14
Such a lovely village tucked among the mountains. Lucky for you there was no fog when you shot this!
marie-jose wolff20-Sep-2009 10:42
beautiful village, in harmony with nature, wonderful lighting! V
Joanne Kamo17-Sep-2009 23:40
Fabulous view of the city..beautiful night lighting!
January Grey16-Sep-2009 05:23
A lovely view beautifully captured, Ali. V~
Raymond Ma16-Sep-2009 04:49
Very beautiful shot of this town nestled in the hills. V
Jean Chiasson16-Sep-2009 01:28
Great image scene composition Ali vote
Chris Spracklen15-Sep-2009 13:02
A fine shot of this amazing scene, Ali!
Neal Nye15-Sep-2009 11:19
The inhabitants of Massoleh are fortunate to have someone as talented as you photograph their city and present it to the world. Beautiful images of this charming place!
coaster14-Sep-2009 23:18
Beautiful scene!
Milan Vogrin14-Sep-2009 09:44
Nice view!
Dmitry Zamorin17-Sep-2008 09:50
Very interesting photo!
Richard Chu02-Jun-2008 22:45
Wonderful low light shot!
Jay Levin30-Apr-2008 07:50
Very beautiful evening shot. Vote
monil29-Apr-2008 18:37
Very beautifull picture with the low light. v
Margot W29-Apr-2008 02:27
Even after reading your description I find it hard to imagine such a place exists after all this time..
It is beautiful. A great history lesson. Thank you Ali.
Marjan Schavemaker28-Apr-2008 15:06
Excellent shot, Ali! V
Guest 28-Apr-2008 07:18
Well captured in evening half-light. Thanks for background info. ~V~
gary becker27-Apr-2008 12:39
Incredible shot ! !
Incredible description ! !
Ali, you're a gem.
Denise J. Johnson27-Apr-2008 05:14
Beautiful shot of the lights of the city. Your explanation is wonderful and inviting! V
Hank Vander Velde25-Apr-2008 23:31
Very nice scene/image and nice narration Ali. V.
Vince25-Apr-2008 22:41
A lovely scene. Wonderful capture of the village and lights. Vote.
Liz Bickel25-Apr-2008 18:49
Very impressive shot! It's almost magical.
parallaxes aka Jean-Pierre Bijouard25-Apr-2008 14:22
Wonderful picture, Ali ; so peaceful, both realistic and dreamlike, captivating. V
Char25-Apr-2008 12:24
Hi Ali,
This is a wonderful capture of this scene. Great POV. \/
laine8225-Apr-2008 11:15
What fascinating buildings they are...must be quite interesting to walk through. Thanks for sharing, Ali.
James Clarke25-Apr-2008 07:00
Excellent shot timed perfectly for the lighting, and fascinating historical notes. +V
Carol Rollins25-Apr-2008 05:30
Great capture of this scene. Excellent mood. V
Dan Ng25-Apr-2008 03:50
Gorgeous town and lights. V.
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad25-Apr-2008 03:22
What a fantastic and beautiful place to live and the architecture is so well thought out and functional. This is an excellent model (example) for hillside development. Voted
Brian McAllister25-Apr-2008 03:18
Well done……
Guest 25-Apr-2008 03:00
Great Shot V
Sam Rua24-Apr-2008 23:45
Very nice exposure, Ali. Nice glow of the lights to create a mystical mood. V.
CIS24-Apr-2008 23:45
Magical... Wonderful job in the low light and thanks for the added info!!!
TuTmin24-Apr-2008 21:10
Wonderful timing .well captured.I can smell it, I can hear it,100 Afarin Ali
Claude Martin24-Apr-2008 20:26
Looks like a magical place, out of a legend or a tale, with all this beautiful lights spread over the nature!
Soenda24-Apr-2008 18:42
Massoleh sounds like a fascinating place. It is so pretty in your photo with its twinkling lights. It's a timeless image and could be from any period of history. I love the description of Massoleh's balance of nature and humanity. The ancestors were wise indeed.
Mary Bowles24-Apr-2008 18:40
Another lovely atmospheric picture, which is added to by your historical notes. Thanks.
Paco López24-Apr-2008 17:50
Great shot!! V!
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