Lights and shadows, a psychedelic journey inside Nasir al-Mulk mosque in Shiraz – The interior

Fascinating kaleidoscope of lights inside Nasir al-Mulk mosque in Shiraz

Fascinating kaleidoscope of lights inside Nasir al-Mulk mosque in Shiraz

My previous post focused on the exterior of beautiful Nasir al-Mulk mosque in Shiraz, and, as promised, here I am with a photo tour of its interior. A fascinating interplay of lights, shades and bright hues given by the colorful glass decorations reminiscent of the rose windows used in Catholic churches especially in Romanesque and Gothic styles will welcome bedazzled visitors.

The Qajar-style mosque is not huge, but the sophisticated decorations of flowers and abstract symbols recurrent also in earlier mosques make it for an unforgettable stop in Shiraz. Going in the morning will feel like stepping into a fairy tale as the light gets in through the stained glass of its walls making the carpet romantically glow. Even though of limited size, not only did I spend a couple of hours trying to capture every possible angle, but I’m growing convinced that I definitely need a second session to seize different lights and reflections.

In the meantime, though, I hope you’ll enjoy this dream-like kaleidoscopic photographic journey.

Light getting in through the stained glass rose windows

Light getting in through the stained glass rose windows

Sophisticated decorations inside Nasir al-Mulk mosque

Sophisticated decorations inside Nasir al-Mulk mosque

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Closer detail of inside arches and decoration

Closer detail of inside arches and decoration

Beautiful ceiling of Nasir al-Mulk mosque

Beautiful ceiling of Nasir al-Mulk mosque

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Sequence of beautiful arches

Sequence of the beautiful arches

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More from the ceiling decoration

More from the ceiling decoration

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6 Comments
  1. beautiful photos.. thanks so beautiful..

  2. Finalement je réussis à admirer ces magnifiques photos!

  3. Che trionfo di colori! Complimenti, le fotografie sono SUPER!

  4. very nice. thank you

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