At the heart of Iran, in Isfahan Province, there is a desert outside Aran & Bidgol town by the name of Siazgueh. Despite its uncommon animal life and nature, it is one of the lesser known spots in Iran.
Mid-autumn is here and Iran is harvesting its red gold as the weather cools down. Saffron is the most expensive condiment in the world and it is grown in various parts of the country, in particular in Khorasan. Iran has always been the biggest producer of saffron and Khorasan is its main growing fields.
As global competition for solar power plants grows, Iran has also joined the trend by increasing investment in this sector and plans to produce 7500 MW of solar powered electricity by 2030. This is over a seven times more than the electricity generated by the Bushehr nuclear power plant.
In the center of Iran, in a city called Arak, a traditional baker interested in reading has set up a small library in his shop so his customers can read while they wait for their bread to be cooked fresh.
Hormuz is an elliptic salty island in the Persian Gulf, eight kilometers from Bandar Abbas on the mainland. The island has an edible type of soil used by the locals to bake fish and bread, and make pickles, jams, and sauces.
“Gargur” is an old style of fishing native to the southern shores of Iran. These are nets woven into basket-like structures, initially using wood from palm trees and narrow galvanized wires. They are lowered into territorial waters at a depth of 16 miles once every ten days to catch fish.