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pigeon house

 
 
 
 
 
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Pigeon-house is an obvious manifest symbiosis among human being, nature and climate, which is the masterpiece of genius in Iranian architecture. Pigeon-houses or the towers of pigeon are in two shapes: round (cylinder) and square; look like, military castles or defensive fortifications. In many agricultural regions in Esfahan, farmers had made one or set of such towers to collect pigeon's refuses. The oldness of these towers are not still identified.
French tourist, "Sharden", who travelled Esfahan in the Safavid era, reported 3000 Pigeon-Houses there. The houses were made of mud, sun-dried bricks, plaster, and brick, show Iranian architectural techniques. The style of making such pigeon-houses differs in shape and region. For instance, in northeast and south of Esfahan the round towers are popular, whereas in Khansar and Golpayegan cities the squared form.
The towers, according to their size, have a and/or more dome(s) and their frame up to the dome(s) have a simple architecture (structure). On top of the round (cylinder) pigeon-houses, there are domes called "Pepper-Box", which have holes that facilitate pigeon's ply.
Inner view of the house is amazing and has thousands of "nest"s which have made in the same size for taking seat and rest. Inside space of the towers is suitable for the bird to fly and move freely.
Based on studies, the view and decoration of Pigeon-Houses are different in each. But in order to prevent snakes to enter to these towers, a plaster string is dragged over each tower which doubbled a beauty of the structure. On top of the house, there is a netted defendence made of brick for decoration and avoiding an enterance of other animals. Many tourists have reported some paintings on the netted defendence of the tower.
The squared Pigeon-Houses, which are located around Khansar agricultural lands, are usually 14m long, 6m wide, and 7-10m high. The roof of these towers is flat and is covered with wooden beam. Outter decoration is made of netted brick-work to simplify pigeon's ply. For collecting the refuses, owners of the towers and farmers annually enter to the houses a time or two.
Nowadays, unfortunately by paying less attention to the importance of Pigeons, farmers use chemical fertilizers, and this policy make Pigeon-Houses destructed gradually. Just a few towers are rebuilt and repaired in the urban areas of Esfahan.

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There is good news about my FP
I am not lonely now ,some of my friends have came to help me, for example there are some texts in Persian but we don't have them in internet( In English) so we will translate them and put them in this Fp and also in wikipedia too, those translators will help me and in the future we will complete the archive of this Fp
I have some friends in all corners of Iran they will help me for taking Photos we will present our country to the world and if our government supports us we will found a unique and complete Website about IRAN,and you will watch our Sensation to our country .


http://travel.independent.co.uk/middle_east/article31548.ece


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeon_house we are busy in wikipedia and also this Fp


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