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An old abandoned Iranian house
Isfahan

The living room of an old abandoned Iranian house.

Copyright: Ramin Dehdashti
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Geüpload: 06/12/2009
Geüpdatet: 06/06/2014
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Tags: iran; isfahan; esfahan; persia; persian; traditional; historical; abandoned; house; architecture; sepahan; iranian; old
  • Truth 11 months ago
    For some reason, Iranians dislike old buildings. They kind of like to appreciate them as pieces of history or culture, but not many Iranians would ever want to live in an old building. It's a very different mentality to Europe where people like old architecture, and I guess that is why old buildings in Europe are kept in such good condition, because the local people there value them a lot.
  • Martin Broomfield over 1 year ago
    Wonderful panorama, Ramin. Any idea why this house was abandoned?
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