Beehive Houses

15 May 2013

Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside (essential in this part of the world) and is thought to have been unchanged for at least 3,000 years. Some were still in use as dwellings until the 1980s. However, those remaining today are strictly for tourists.

Focal Length:24mm
Aperture:f/8
ISO:100
Exposure:1/125 sec
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