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A windcatcher (Persian: بادگیر‎ bâdgir: bâd "wind" + gir "catcher", Arabic: ملقف ‎malqaf or بارجيل barjeel in Eastern Arabia) is a traditional Persian architectural element to create natural ventilation in buildings. Windcatchers come in various designs: uni-directional, bi-directional, and multi-directional. Windcatchers remain present in many countries and can be found in traditional Persian-influenced architecture throughout the Middle East, including in Pakistan andAfghanistan.wikipedia

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Mehriz, Yazd, Iran

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  • Uploaded on June 11, 2012
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    by Reza Dehghanizadeh
    • Camera: Camera 10MP-9KW
    • Taken on 2009/01/01 12:20:07
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/795)
    • Focal Length: 6.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash