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:


Mirror mosaic


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


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.



Note the different styles of the mosaics.

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


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




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