Forever Under Construction

Kandovan

Posted in Architecture, Iran by homeyra on January 30, 2008

I know a place where we can celebrate somebody‘s birthday. I’ll bring a bottle of … milk :)

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This is from the National Geographic:

Video: Iranian town carved from rock

December 5, 2007—Carved into Iranian mountains, the village of Kandovan may be more than 700 years old. The energy-efficient homes draw tourists from around the world.

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More photos in CHN photo Agency, Anvari org

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I also came across an article entitled The unveiled face of Iranian life: Observations from an American in Iran

Cindy D. Tan, a Harvard student, spent a month in Iran during summer to conduct her senior thesis. Here are her impressions beyond the scope of her academic research.

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  1. Ann El Khoury said, on January 30, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Some of the best mocktails are made with milk :) Thanks for remembering my burpday! This is a wonderful house. Lucky Cindy Tan. Think I’ll put in an application to conduct “research” in Iran, too!! ;)

  2. Bluebear2 said, on January 31, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Here’s some of our cliff dwellings – not so much carved out of rock – rather using mother natures carvings to build upon.

    http://www.phototripusa.com/e_gallery_0601.html

  3. homeyra said, on February 3, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    I’ll have tp look up for mocktails recipes then :) (still meditating on the Ompage :))

    Thanks BB2, what an impressive series of picture.


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