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The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, also known as the Pink Mosque, is a traditional mosque and monument in Shiraz, Iran. Shiraz is an old city, with the earliest reference to the city, on Elamite clay tablets, dated to 2000 BC. In the 13th century, Shiraz became a leading center of the arts and literature, and to this day is known as the city of poets, wine and flowers.
The mosque was built in 1876 and finished in 1888, during the Qajar era, by the order of Mirza Hasan Ali Nasir al Molk, one of the lords of the Qajar Dynasty. The designers were Muhammad Hasan-e-Memar and Muhammad Reza Kashi Paz-e-Shirazi.
The stained glass windows were designed to catch the early morning light, around the time of the first prayers of the day. The colors reflected on the tightly woven Persian carpets create the effect of a real life kaleidoscope. —————————————————–—––––
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