Alexander Westerman

Introduction

Spinning at the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Iran

Spinning at the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Iran

The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran, was built during the Qajar dynasty by the order of Mirza Hasan Ali Nasir al Molk in 1888, which is famous for its magnificent interior decoration. The kaleidoscopes of gorgeous colors especially in the morning when sunlight comes in through the stained glass. The mosque is known as the “Pink Mosque” and for good reason. The walls are completely covered by exquisite tile work both in the interior and exterior of the building.

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran

When standing outside the mosque, You cannot imagine what waits for you inside. Just step in and see the magic of light and color.

In two seasons like fall and winter, when the sunlight shines through the colorful glasses, and reflexes it on Blue Mosaics, make a dazzling view inside this mosque. You can see the light and worship intertwining in this place. with the sunrise and colours dance throughout the day, this mosque becomes alive again. It reflects on the ground, walls, the arches and the towering spires. It also reflects on the visitors as if a bail of color is spread on everything.

Recently, The Pink Mosque has been lighted at nights as well, so a new scene is now available to visitors. The light passes through the colored glasses and spreads into the yard and all over the mosque.