Sunday, June 5, 2011

Inside the Blue Mosque

The famous Imam Mosque (Masjed-e Imam) or Shah Mosque (Masjed-e Shah) sits at one end of the expansive Imam Square, the large public square in Isfahan.  It is covered in hundreds of thousands of hand-painted blue tiles. 

I thought it was the most beautiful mosque I saw on my trip (and not just because my favourite colour is blue!).

The original entry door is massive!

Here's my sister-in-law trying to reach the handle.

Inside the mosque are several sections of outdoor courtyards and indoor areas.

It is still used for Friday prayers.  These are the carpets that are spread out on Fridays.

This is a perch for leading prayers from.

A beautiful place for spiritual enlightenment!

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