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Isfahaan City is a historic city in Iran which is located about 350 miles south of Tehran. By the A.D. 1st century, Isfahaan City was a well-known stopping place for the caravans that were traveling from China to Syria via the so-called Silk Road (or Silk route). Many features of the indigenous (or clay) architecture are present in this province, such as clay castles, Jam'a mosque, traditional houses, wind-catching towers, baazaars, dome and arch by mud-bricks, caravansaries, qanat irrigation system, and palaces. Because of a modernization process in Iran from about 1950s, however, the clay architecture in Iran, as well as in Isfahaan, has been abandoned and historic buildings and structures have been demolished to be replaced by apartment complexes and by modern buildings made up of metal skeleton and concrete blocks. The present series seeks to collect images of the survived, architectural features in the historic cities of Iran before they are completely wiped out in a modernization process. Volume VI of this series invites viewers to A Visual Journey To Isfahaan City for a review of the samples of the clay ( indigenous) architecture in the this historic city.