Yazd, clay dry city in the Southern Iran, the capital of Yazd province, is one of my sweetest memories. This place is magical, I wish these pictures could reveal all that beauty, cleverness and inteligence of ancient Persian people.
The windcatchers (baghirs), huge towers catching the wind were used to cool the interior of the building, something similar to modern air condition system. The city of Yazd is full of windcatchers; one of the highest baghir is located in Dowlat Abad Garden. At the time of our visit the small pool needed for warm air to be colled was empty, we could feel the light refreshing breeze. Except windcatchers you can see and visit ice houses (for storing ice!! in nice Iranian weather- around 40degrees), caravansarai (places where travelers could stay and sleep overnight in the ancient times), we also visited abandoned clay village of Kharānaq and drove into the desert to the most sacred of the mountain shrines of Zoroastrianism.