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  • Photographer Catches Perfect Pictures of the Pink Mosque


    There’s a distinct beauty about Islamic architecture and iconography that is criminally under-appreciated – especially in Egypt – but there are few mosques as unique as the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in the Iranian city of Shiraz – aka the Pink Mosque.

    The exterior is stunning, and can be considered traditional in design, but its real character comes in the form of its pink-tiled interior and the stained glass windows that create a seemingly unreal kaleidoscopic effect every morning as the sun rises.

    Taken by the simple beauty found in his hometown, photographer and Shiraz-native, Ramin Rahmani Nejad Asil, captured the morning view in all of its glory, with a stunning collection of photographs earlier this year. “Seeing the mosque in different lights can completely change the appearance of the rooms. The light tends to reflect off the mosaic tiles. It’s simply beautiful,” he told HotSpot Media.

    © Ramin Rahmani Nejad Asil

    Having been completed in 1888, the mosque is said to have taken twelve years to build and stand as one of the most unique mosques in the region for its extensive stained-glass use – something that isn’t all that common. Though previous photos have done the rounds across the internet before, few have managed to capture the sheer magnitude of colour quite like Asil’s work has.

    © Ramin Rahmani Nejad Asil

    Check out more of the man’s work on his official Facebook page.