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[:RU]The oldest city in Iran. Yazd.[:]

[:RU]Just for the sake of clay city is to come to Iran. See the most current maze of ancient streets through which you walk with the feeling that you are among the scenery for the film of ancient Persia, or of some lost civilization.
Yazd — a very ancient city, UNESCO recognized its urban development the second oldest in the world, even in Wikipedia in the list of the most ancient cities of Yazd it is not at all. In general, the question is not the best or leave at the mercy of historians and archaeologists, but the fact that it’s incredibly colorful and unusual, hard to argue with that.
And in Yazd surprisingly few tourists. Most went to Isfahan and Shiraz, Yazd leaving out of his attention. And in vain …

I present to you the second part of the story of Yazd.
In this post will not be stories about the detention of the police searches of passes on the roof, and so on, it was in the previous where I showed how the city looks stunning yellow top. Now look at him the ordinary passerby, a man strolling through the endless galleries of the city market, lost in the maze of streets and adobe among ordinary urban dwellers …


2. If you decide to come to Yazd, be sure to dwell in the heart of the city, in a renovated caravanserai. Then you will find yourself right in the midst of the stunning ancient streets-labyrinths formed built back to back traditional houses of mud-brick.

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3. For photographers these labyrinths, arches, niches and openings — a real treasure. Diving into the next street, you do not know what’s waiting for you around the corner — a new maze, junk shop, or the entrance to one of the galleries of the market. Perhaps the caravanserai or restaurant. Or the entrance to a house … Or children playing between the houses …

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4. Wherever you will turn your head — even now write.
Not surprisingly, I wanted so much to stay in Yazd has at least one day

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5. It is very interesting to look closely to the walls of buildings, doors and consider design inputs. There are almost no windows, all the lights get through the openings in the domed roof, which I showed in the last post about Yazd on.

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6. street signs.
Duplication in English, both in Tehran and Isfahan, no.
Actually, it’s amazing how postmen unable to navigate in these endless labyrinths. On the other hand, when you go there every day, you know them, like the five fingers)

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7. This is one of my favorite photos not only from Yazd, but also with the entire trip in Iran. I made it just in 5 minutes after we left the hotel to walk in the evening on the day of arrival. History and modernity. The childhood and old age. Bright and black …

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8. Age of streets and houses are very different. Here you can find those that are several hundred years old and built recently. Moreover, very often the new neighbors of the house can be a very old age.

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9. East is East. Sooner or later, every street leads to the bazaar. Bazar — is everything to the east of the city, all life, all the money — here, in the market …
carts with goods that are pushing tired porters or vendors themselves, the best proof that you are approaching the market.

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Galleries 10. bazaars are usually built more thoroughly than ordinary houses. That is why many bazaars in Iran, there are more than one hundred years, virtually unchanged.

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11. There is a completely different texture, it does not mean that they are not interesting. Rather, on the contrary, this contrast makes a new tone in the overall impression of Yazd

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12. Tired of going through the gallery? Feel free to displace in one of the branches, and again will be on the street, among the mud houses and windcatcher.

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13. The main thing is walking through the streets and galleries, take your time and carefully consider all around …
fear that the thief saw onlookers clean out your pockets, do not need. In Iran, do not steal at all, for it is possible to lose at least three fingers (if caught stealing for the first time), if not the hand (if the second time).

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14. looked up, suddenly see the stairs leading to the roof and the door open.
Forms on top of the stunning city, yesterday you could appreciate it

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15. If you love bazaars, be sure to take a stroll through the galleries in the trading days.
Many products you will not see anywhere else other than the Middle East. The market in Yazd is very different from the market in Isfahan or Shiraz — is a lot more antiques, unusual handicrafts and silver jewelery

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16. Bench with rosary. This variety of I have never seen!

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17. Or, for example, a shop with hookahs. Hundreds of the most different, for every taste and budget.

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18 tubes, and hookahs do thousands.

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20. popetlyat clay labyrinths, commercial galleries, sooner or later you will come to the familiar streets of the roadway, shops and workshops. Quite rarely seen here empty streets and closed shops, but on a Friday night so ever. Friday — is a festive day for Muslims.

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22. Yazd quite common to paint the walls of houses. Moreover, graffiti is not in the usual sense, but solidly and with a soul made drawings on a variety of topics, including on the grounds of foreign cartoons

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23. There are some slightly awkward, understandable only to draw them to the artist

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24. Most of all we liked like «revival» of «dead» gray walls of houses with no real openings painted doors and windows, and even residents

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25. I honestly do not know what to say to these drawings by the artist, depicting two girls stand in humble posture

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26. Map the center of Yazd — Mosque Amir Chakma

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27. Iran — a paradise for avtonekrofilov. Here on the streets you can find quite a lot of old cars. However, 99% of them Iranian-made. Some other rarities, unfortunately, is not found

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28. This giant ring on the outskirts of Yazd us laugh. Lovygin even an example, he went to the place of one of his rings on his fingers or not … We decided that big.

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29. Traditionally Iranian streets of many drinking fountains. While in other cities, they are plain concrete or granite bowls / pedestals, in Yazd is here such lion head

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30. The most famous windcatcher about Yazd Mosque Amir Chakma. They can be seen in many photos of the city, including Wikipedia.

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31. Information for those who love museums. There is a unique museum of water. Why unique? As for the uniqueness rather than the museum itself, as represented by its exposure method of delivery of water to the city, which is used in Yazd since ancient times. The fact that Yazd is located in a very dry area without rain, rivers and lakes, so the problem of water supply of the city has always been very serious, until it was invented by the famous system of «rope» (Arab. Qanat, ganat, karez, Kariz) — Traditional Underground Hydraulic Systems, combining water supply and irrigation system.

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In the XVII century traveling the Persian merchant Fedot Kotov visited the ancient city of sultans. In his notes, he described the traveler conduit directs water from the mountains, and which ran to more than twenty miles. This aqueduct was composed of artificial underground rivers, called ropes.
Residents of Persia were not familiar with the technology of drilling of wells, and the construction of the ropes was the only way to provide the population with water the desert.
The length of the cables can reach tens of kilometers, and their depth of 200 meters! It is the depth of the wells at the foot of the mountains — the source of war. The city aquifers are located closer to the surface and lie at a depth of 5-10 meters.
The technology is to dig an underground tunnel from the aquifer in the mountains to the consumers in the valley. In the beginning, in the mountains, picking a suitable place where the rope goes. Did the test the vertical shaft to the aquifer for several days periodically lowered into her leather basket and checked how much water had accumulated. The deepest pit discovered to date — 275 m.
Dig usually starts from the city to the source. Workers muhagni every 20-50 m digging a vertical shaft with a diameter of about 1 m, for easy removal of material up. The material (soil, clay, sand) fit around the hole so that a mound, and in general we obtain a chain of hills, which can still be seen driving on the outskirts of Yazd. The tunnel should have a slight slope towards the city, to prevent water from dripping and delayed, but did it slowly and eroded walls of the tunnel. To this end, the following vertical shafts dug shallower depth tested the rope plumb. The direction is determined by a rope stretched over the surface of the current vertical shaft to the next.
If required, the tunnel walls are strengthened by rings of baked clay. Further, in the city built a small swimming pool, where the water could take unwilling or rope factory in the storage of water.

32. People … People here, as throughout Iran, affable, friendly and always interested in «Be a w Frome?»

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33. And yet, here they are a little different, as compared to the larger — Isfahan and Shiraz. Still, the Yazd — deep Province

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36. These girls in purple have conquered. Bright, standing out on the streets of the ancient city, funny, provocative, and very curious.

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37. We are fortunate that we passed by their schools at a time when the occupation ended and the children ran home. Some of them picked up the parents, but the bulk of their own way home. But it was necessary to cross the road …

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38. .. They were doing it in the best traditions of pioneers, with flags and road closures. And, interestingly, it did not the adults and the children themselves.

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40. Yazd many ride bicycles. This is not Tehran with its millions of old motorcycles

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41. That’s what I remember and Yazd — provincial, nice, friendly, smiling, and quite unlike the rest of the Iranian town …

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