Saturday, 20 February 2010

Stunning Shrine

This stunningly beautiful Mosque and Shrine is located in the ancient city of Rey on the South Eastern fringes of Tehran. The brilliant light coming from the portico is created by having tiled the entire ceiling and the upper portion of the walls with cut and shaped mirror tiles. The entire interior ceiling and upper third of the walls is also decorated in this way. Lighting is from chandeliers suspended from the apex of ribbed alcoves and domes and each of the rooms, prayer rooms and the three shrines are lit with chandeliers having different coloured lense bowls housing the lights. The effect is stunning. The next picture gives an idea of he entrance and courtyard approach to the Abdulazim Shrine.

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