Photographer's Note

It's a wind-catcher(not the one you saw the inside last time).
In hot&dry central areas of Iran,wind-catchers made the houses cool...
But how ?
1.during the day,because they were "faced" to the wind,it entered them,went down ,entered the house,made a very ideal air-condition system .
(the wind-cathers had 1,2,3 or both 4 faces open, depending on the direction of "good"kind of wind)
2.during the night,again the wing entered the wind-catcher,it "got" the heat(of the day) from its "sides"(made of sun-dried brick),then they became very cool.this way,the wind passing through it in daylong , became cool.also,the trees,shaddows & water- in the yard helped to keep the house cool & fresh .
sun-dried brickes are VERY good insulators

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  • Copyright: Fariba Mm (charmante) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 392 W: 47 N: 153] (1090)
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  • Date Taken: 2000-11-26
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  • Camera: Yashika MF2
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  • Date Submitted: 2004-01-13 11:35
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