Fab images of some of the wind catchers of Persia. A way of cooling buildings having been practiced for hundreds of years, often with water at the base of the towers to cool the air further. They are certainly effective, so much so that they have been used to refrigerate and can store water or goods at temperatures near freezing even during the hottest months of the year.

Wind catchers of Persia – Persia – ech2o newsletter snippet