24. The Meeting Place, Shiraz, Iran


One of the most beautiful mosques in Shiraz is the Nasir al-Mulk also known as the Pink Mosque built in the last quarter of the 19th century during Qajar dynasty rule of Persia , a country which changed its name to Iran in 1935.

I chanced on this scene of men enjoying the sunshine outside the mosque. It was obviously a favourite spot to catch up with the other regulars, chat about the state of the world, about the ways of youngsters these days or to simply soak in the sun. A spot to soak in the sun and reminisce about old times is a scene often seen world ever but against the backdrop of such a beautiful building made it an unforgettable scene.

The mosque includes extensive coloured glass in its façade, and displays other traditional elements such as the Panj Kāse (“five concaved”) design.

I was wonder struck at the brilliant Persian stained glass (Orsi) within the mosque  which created an almost spiritual feeling of awe in me, with coloured panels of  light pouring on to the colourful Persian carpets which covered the floor of the mosque



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