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13-JUN-2014 Jola Dziubinska

The Meybod Pigeon Tower

Meybod / ميبد‎, Iran

Iranians have harvested pigeon guano for centuries by building specially made towers for the pigeons to roost in.
Meybod in Yazd province is home to one of the most exquisite pigeon towers in the country.
It is one of the biggest and the best preservered. It once hosted 14,000 pigeons.

The Meybod Pigeon Tower was constructed in 16th century.
It stands 3 stories tall and is cylindricaly shaped with ridged stucco and brick placements decorating the walls.
It adds to the beauty of the building, but also prevents snakes from sliding up the surface and gaining entry.

Interesting remark about pigeon towers

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/30s f/2.8 at 24.0mm iso400 full exif

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Larry Umthun31-Jul-2014 03:24
Beautiful work!
joseantonio30-Jul-2014 17:26
Very nice work with the light.V
MarcViskens29-Jul-2014 18:46
very nice shot Jola
Alexander Kazakov26-Jul-2014 15:55
Amazing! V
Kasia Guess20-Jul-2014 21:26
Beautiful place
Zoltán Balogh08-Jul-2014 19:04
Cool, I like it! V
The Ellisons04-Jul-2014 10:20
Superb angle, I didn't manage to get it right... well done!
laine04-Jul-2014 06:04
Excellent image, Jola. Great history too
Long Bach Nguyen04-Jul-2014 02:15
Wow that is an impressive and cool perspective
LynnH04-Jul-2014 00:29
I'm glad you attached the link to this article about the Pigeon Towers. Amazing history and fascinating design. This photo is very well done, gives us a good look at the intricate cubbies. V
fotabug04-Jul-2014 00:03
Wonderful photo! Dramatic lighting!
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