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Nasir-Al-Molk Mosque, Mosque of Colors
Shiraz

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasir_al-Mulk_Mosque

Copyright: Amin Abedini
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 21/08/2013
Uploaded: 21/08/2013
Updated: 16/07/2014
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Tags: nasir-al-molk; mosque; colors; shiraz; fars; iran; masjed-e naseer ol molk; traditional; qajar; muhammad hasan-e-memar; muhammad reza kashi paz-e-shirazi; historical; samyang 8mm
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