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Hello Friends,

Well,You see the roof of Iran ! Damavand peak.

Location: 35.951°N , 52.109°E
Altitude : 18,602 feet (5671m)
Adjacent peak(s) : Vararoo,Sesang,Golezard,Mianrood
Range/Region: Middle Alborz Mountains
Nearest major town: Larijan
Distance from Tehran: 66(km)
Best Climbing Months: July,August,September
Year First Climbed : 1837
Most Recent Eruption : None on record

A dormant volcano with a narrow summit,visible From many kilometers away,thought it is surrounded on every side by the peaks and ridges of the Albroz.

Damavand is the highest peak in Iran and the highest volcano in the Middle East. The mountain and its surrounding areas are popular hiking,climbing, and skiing destinations.

It is not surprising that such a prominent mountain should figure in the national epic of Iran.Written around 1000AD, the great Iranian poet,Ferdowsi , relates in his epic (Shah'nameh) how the tyrant Zohak is overthrown by the young Feridun and imprisoned in chains to die in a cavern on the slops of Damavand.
Local legend asserts that his groans may still be heard on this slopes!

Also,the mountain is the traditional scene of the feats performed by such legendary heroes of ancient Persia as Rustam and Faridun,it was immortalized in the great epic poem the Shahnameh.

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The shot was not very sharp,I did some small pp like USM on the peak,to adjust the contrast and a bit colors(it's real,in the sunset time),and also used a bit NI,although some scratch from the glass are visible,anyway,I hope you accept this,but I will send another sharp one in next days(just better than this:) that is captured in morning time when I was returning to Tehran).

Thanks,
M

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