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Mirrored mausoleum of Sayyed Alaeddin Hossein - Shiraz - Iran
Shiraz

Mausoleum of Sayyed Alaeddin Hossein is located not far from the famous complex Shah Cheragh in Shiraz (Next to Astana street). From the outside it looks like a traditional mosque, but when you enter into the interior, it will take your breath away! Arches, walls and bulbous dome are covered in intricate mosaics of mirror and coloured glass shines of various shades of green, blue, yellow and white colors and create unusual combinations of light. Normally is not allowed to take photos but this panorama was made with permission of local authorities but without tripod only from hands. I want to thank all of them for that!

Copyright: Sergej Esnault
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 17692x8846
Taken: 03/05/2014
Uploaded: 24/11/2014
Updated: 12/02/2018
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Tags: mirror; mirrored; sayyed; alaeddin; hossein; mausoleum; shiraz; fars; decorative; glass; mosque; shah; cheraq; shah-cheraq; shah-e-cheragh; cheragh; from; hand; handheld; iran
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More About Shiraz

Shiraz is the fifth most populated city in Iran and the capital of Fars Province. It is located in the southwest of Iran, has a moderate climate and has been a regional trade center for more than a thousand years.The earliest reference to the city, is on Elamite clay tablets dated to 2000 BC. In the 13th century, Shiraz became a leading center of the arts and letters, thanks to the encouragement of its ruler and the presence of many Persian scholars and artists. Shiraz was the capital of Persia during the Zand dynasty from 1750 until 1781, as well as briefly during the Saffavid period.Shiraz is known as the city of poets, wine and flowers. It is also considered by many Iranians to be the city of gardens, due to the many gardens and fruit trees that can be seen in the city. Shiraz has had major Jewish and Christian communities.