A pool of icy water from a qanat that serves Ghayoumabad village, near the highway between Yazd and Esfahan in the foothills of the Zagros Mountains of central Iran. Qanats are underground water distribution systems developed in ancient Persia and designed to provide water over long distances, especially useful in hot, arid climates.
- ©Peter Menzel, www.menzelphoto.com
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