The Mesmerising Architecture of Iranian Mosques

It’s not often that we look up to appreciate what’s above us, in fact for the most part we spend our time looking down at our phone screens, but that would be a crime if you were to visit one of the stunning mosques. Middle Eastern architecture is already widely renowned for it’s kaleidoscope-like designs and these photos by Mehrdad show that off in stunning fashion.

Journeying around the city of Isfahan, Iran, as well as other neighbouring cities Mehrdad captures the mesmerising and almost hypnotic patterns of mosque ceilings, some of which are up to 900-years-old!. You can see more of this amazing series on Instagram.

Ceiling of hazrat-masoumeh mosque, Qom, Iran

The 400 year old ceiling of sheikh lotfollah mosque in Isfahan, Iran

The 900 year old ceiling of jāmeh mosque of Isfahan, Iran

Ceiling of sheikh-lotfollah mosque, Isfahan, Iran

Chahar-Bagh’s school, Esfahan, Iran

Heikh-Lotfollah’s mosque, Esfahan, Iran

The 400 year old ceiling of the Palace of Shah Abbas Safavi, Iran

Hafez’s tomb in Shiraz, Fars, Iran

Sheikh-Lotfolah’s mosque, Esfahan, Iran

Chehel-soton’s palace, Esfahan, Iran

The 900 year old ceiling of Jameh’s mosque, Esfahan, Iran

The 400 year old ceiling of Sheikh Lotfollah mosque, Esfahan, Iran

Hazrate-Masomeh’s mosque in Qom, Iran

Hazrate-Masomeh’s mosque in Qom, Iran

The 400 year old ceiling of Shah mosque in Esfahan, Iran

Jameh’s mosque in Esfahan, Iran, which is 900 years old!

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