Sabalan (سبلان Sabalân in Persian;also called Sāvālān in Azerbaijani) is an inactive volcano in Ardabil province of Iran. Its summit is at an elevation of about 4,811 meters above sea level(Third Highest mountain of Iran) and a permanent lake has formed at top of summit. Sabalan possesses a beautiful ski resort and different touristic areas. The prophet Zoroaster reputedly wrote the Avesta (his holy book) there. About the red ribbon in photo: In Hymalia mountains, Tibetan prayers write some prayings on such a this red ribbons and install them in mountain, they write prayings for safety and health of Sherpas and mountain climbers. In sabalan these red ribbon are used as guide. In Snow Storms and deep fog, red ribbon are very survival. I took this photo at 4100M.
A stone Mine far away in heart of desert, almost 200km far from nearest city. Imagine how hard is working with stone and they work 12 hours a day but they are satisfied with the salary and their situation, because they send the money for their families in different parts of country. The situation is hard and unbelievable for urban people. I just spent two nights in this mine and I just can’t believe anyone can live without today’s living facilities. But there are also so many good things, like fresh air, desert silence, honest and lovely people.
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Niavaran Palace - Tehran - Iran - 2006
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Photography at Central Desert of Iran - Maranjab Visiting a place which takes ones glance to eternity, becoming deeply impressed by the scenery of moving sands and burning salt marshes, seeing the ruins of ancient monuments examining rare plants, seeing strange animals are among motivations that prompt the lovers of natural geography to embark on a trip to the deserts of Iran.
A brief review of the travelogues written by these curious visitors reveals that in every period at least one researcher has tried to see parts of Iran's Kavirs(Deserts). One of the most well known travelers of the Kavir is Swedish man Sven Hedin who visited Iran in 1905. Hedin knew Iran & tried to make it known worldwide more than any one of his colleagues. Hotel Grilli Ischia
Hedin traveled on the back of camel day & night for weeks driving hundreds of kilometers along the narrow Kavir paths to portray the land in his book in a way that any reader can smell the dust & salt and sense the heat of the sands, the transparency of skies and the moisture of the Kavirs rain showers in its pages and see closely the wild animals which pass by while listening to the sound of the bells hanging from the neck of camels which have crossed the Kavir in caravans of centuries ago. This photo was taken at Maranjab Desert, east of Kashan - Esfahan - Iran.
Centeral Desert of Iran Visiting a place which takes ones glance to eternity, becoming deeply impressed by the scenery of moving sands and burning salt marshes, seeing the ruins of ancient monuments examining rare plants, seeing strange animals are among motivations that prompt the lovers of natural geography to embark on a trip to the deserts of Iran.