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Iran - Persia - Fars - Shiraz - Nasir al-Mulk Mosque - Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque - مسجد نصیر الملك - Masjed-e Naseer ol Molk - Mystery Woman walking through stunning interior with light falling through stunning colored glass mosaic | by © Lucie Debelkova / www.luciedebelkova.com
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Iran - Persia - Fars - Shiraz - Nasir al-Mulk Mosque - Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque - مسجد نصیر الملك - Masjed-e Naseer ol Molk - Mystery Woman walking through stunning interior with light falling through stunning colored glass mosaic

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The Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque (Persian: مسجد نصیر الملك - Masjed-e Naseer ol Molk) is a traditional mosque in Shiraz, Iran, located in Goade-e-Araban place (near the famous Shah Cheragh mosque). The mosque was built during the Qājār era, and is still in use under protection by Nasir al Mulk's Endowment Foundation. It was built by the order of Mirza Hasan Ali Nasir al Molk, one of the lords of the Qajar Dynasty, in 1876 and was finished in 1888. The designers were Muhammad Hasan-e-Memar and Muhammad Reza Kashi Paz-e-Shirazi. The mosque extensively uses colored glass in its facade, and displays other traditional elements such as panj kāseh-i (five concaves) in its design.

 

To get this photo, I had to visit Shiraz for 4 times. First time I missed this place completely. Second time I made sure I find it and was amazed by the play of light and colors. Third time I only had abaya (which doesnt give same nice movement as chador) with me, so this last time I made sure I have also chador (Iranian Islamic cover for woman). It was actually a surprise that those colors reflected on the chador but it was a great surprise and I'm very happy with the result. I have purposely chosen 1/8s shutter speed to give it feeling of movement.

 

Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Lens: EF17-40mm f/4L USM; Focal length: 17.00 mm; Aperture: 7.1, Exposure time: 1/8 s, ISO: 200

 

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Taken on March 17, 2010