Pleasure of Infinite

Pleasure of Infinite

Iran is a wonderland of various climates and cultures. Located within one of world’s two great mountain ridges and also one desert zone, Iran has become a desert-mountainous land with almost half of its area covered by mountains and one third of it by deserts.

The Caspian hyrcanian forests in north, high rise mountains in west and elevated areas in the east, center and south of Iran have created diverse natural sceneries within the country. But, the central sunken plateau of Iran suffers from low precipitation due to its geographic location.

This has caused vast barren deserts in central parts of Iran the residents of which have developed a variety of survival methods for centuries. People have learnt to adapt to this harsh climate and so we can see a lot of wonderful techniques in their way of living and the urban planning and architecture of buildings. Cities and villages are built in a complete harmony with climate, so the urban structure differs from might be expected. Desert cities are deserts’ legitimate heirs of serenity, simplicity and beauty and preserve various architectural styles and archetypes. The people of these cities and towns still live in a very traditional way and so visitors have a unique opportunity to see culture and everyday life of people within their historic settings.

After our very first successful international tour and workshop “Taste Paradise” in May 2013, The Cultural Landscape Association with help of ISLAP is planning to orchestrate another journey for experts and professionals all around the globe, to visit and enjoy the cultural and architectural beauty of Iran’s desert cities. This specialized tour and workshop “Pleasure of Infinite” is planned for 28th September to 5th October 2013.
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