Iran – Mosques

We visited a number of mosques and I am now not able to keep them apart. A couple of things that fascinated me were the domes, how it was built and decorated, the blue mosaics and I will show a few examples:

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Mirror mosaic

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Mosaics and other wall decorations. Remember the Muslims are not allowed to picture living animals or humans.

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Se how they have shaped the blue pieces                   Her the blue spaces are filled with whole pieces                                       like a giant puzzle to fill the space between                not with smaller like the puzzle on the left.                                               the flowers (?)                           I don’t know which method is more difficult.

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Note the different styles of the mosaics.

Even brick walls and plain building materials had style and decorations.

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The exteriors of a mosque always have a minaret and a dome and some were spectacular.

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