عمارت بادگیر [Imarat-e Badgir, the wind catcher], کاخ گلستان [Golestan Palace]
- Creator: فتحعلی شاه [Fat′h-Ali Shah Qajar 1772-1834], ناصرالدین شاه قاجار [Naser al-Din Shah Qajar 1831-1896]
- Year: 1813
- Location: Tehran, Iran
View of the chamber below Imarat-e Badgir [the wind catcher]. This building is comprised of a main hall and its adjoining rooms with four Badgirs (“windcatchers”) at the corners. The Imarat-e Badgir also has a Howz Khaneh in the basement, which worked with the four Badgirs to circulate and cool air by passing it over pools of water. The Howz Khaneh is now used as the Golestan Palace’s photo gallery (“Aks Khaneh”). The UNESCO World Heritage Site belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran’s arg (“citadel”) and is one of the oldest of the historic monuments in the city.
Based on the writings of Moayyer-ol Mamalek, under Naser al-Din Shah Qajar a variety of beautiful birds, etc… were released within the area of its Howz Khaneh and on one side of the building, cages and nests were placed for them. Occasionally, during feeding hours the Shah used to come and watch while discussing various methods of capturing and hunting animals with his companions.
Note: This is a photo of a monument in Iran identified by the ID 417
عمارت بادگیر [Imarat-e Badgir, the wind catcher], کاخ گلستان [Golestan Palace] is available in the public domain via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported .
"Palacio de Golestán, Teherán, Irán," 2016. Photo: Diego Delso | Source: Wikimedia Commons