Haji Xan's Castle (قلعه حاجی صفقلی خان)

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On the top of the cliff Haji Safqoli Xan had erected a castle, whence he ruled his estate at surrounding villages. The castle did not survive after the Xan's death about 80 years ago. However, the village of Gaveyran (روستای گاویران، شهرستان کلیبر), located around a fountain gushing beneath the cliff, was thriving until the village headman (Kalbi Hasan) was murdered by some unknown assassins in 1972. A feud was erupted between the two factions in the village and shortly all inhabitants migrated to a shantytown near Tabriz. The indicate time is in U.S. central time zone.

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Comments (296)

Αρεσεει πολυ !!!

NilouAghdam on June 23, 2013

& best wishes :)

pierreguyane on July 6, 2013

Très très jolie photo like249 Sincéres salutations et merci de votre visite

c. bayernengel on July 16, 2013

fantastisches Bild, ♥ like
Liebe ♥ Grüße sendet dir, der bayernengel. ✿ܓ

蒂芙尼林 on July 26, 2013

hello. Səməd

excellent photograph


congratulation and have a nice day for you

best regards from Tiffany Liem

Che Trung Hieu on July 26, 2013

It is a wonderful picture !

Gori Bau on November 20, 2013

beautiful atmosphere under a full moon => LIKE => greetings from Italy, Fabrizio

Mauro50 on November 27, 2013

Interesting shot and beautiful contrast
Like 254
Have a nice evening

Səməd on January 5, 2014


Inge Röpke on January 8, 2014

♥Excellent photo, well done………. LIKE255!!! Warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

Roly-Foto-Aventura on May 27, 2014

Excelente toma! Like+Fav ;)

Səməd on July 4, 2014


Moni Quayle on September 11, 2014

Very nice photo,LIKE Greetings , moni

janamare26 on December 24

Very nice photo.Like.Best wishes,Mirjana

Səməd on January 5


WINGEGUE on January 24

An excellent viewpoint selected. L Greeting Günter.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 31, 2010
  • Attribution-No Derivative Works
    by Səməd
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
    • Taken on 2010/10/21 10:02:02
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 51.65mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash