Pigeons of Tehran

For centuries Iran relied on pigeons to supply guano as fertilizer for the fields. The guano was collected in almost 3000 squat, circular pigeon towers (dovecotes), each able to house about 14,000 birds. (read about it here >>>) Pigeon flying has been a popular sport in Iran for many centuries and is practiced throughout the country. The whistling of the pigeon trainers is heard often over the rooftops of the

Grand Bazaar

The historical Grand Bazaar in Tehran split into hundreds of corridors over 10 kilometres in length. Usually very busy and noisy – on a Friday it’s almost completely empty and silent.