One of the oldest trees in the world — and captivating architectural photos…

Originally posted on Geometry & Silence:

An Iranian girl looks out from the trunk of Sarv-e Abar-Kuh “cypress of Abar-Kuh”, also called the Zoroastrian Sarv, is a Cupressus sempervirens tree in Abarkuh, Yazd Iran. It is estimated to be over four thousand years old and may be the oldest living thing in Asia.

A lady wearing a chador posing for a photo at Persepolis. Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire (550-330 BC) during the Achaemenid dynasty. Persepolis, Iran

A girl at the window of The Arg (Citadel) of Karim Khan, Shiraz, Iran

A woman wearing a chador walks past the blue tile work of the the Jameh Mosque of Yazd, Iran

Baker taking bread out of his tandoor oven at his bakery in Yazd, Iran

A woman passes in front of a  badgir, the Iranian term for wind tower. These chimney-like structures, which project above the roof, expel warm air during the day…

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