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After seeing the photos on TE, yesterday I have looked at my archive pictures of Orvieto and Kazakhstan but finally, I will be not inspired and I go back to Iran, half a year ago.
Most famous mosques in Iran are very colourful covered with marvellous usually blue tiles. The Jameh Mosque in Esfahan is quite different.
This mosque was the result of continual construction, reconstruction, additions and renovations on the site from around 771 to the end of the 20th century. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012.
Built during the Umayyad dynasty, it is rumoured in Isfahan that one of the pillars of this Mosque was personally built by the Caliph in Damascus. Prior to it becoming a Mosque, it is said to have been a house of worship for Zoroastrians. This is one of the oldest mosques still standing in Iran.

Probably some will find it less interesting than other mosques but I was fascinated with the brick patterns and this stark look. I found it fantastic.
I will upload two Workshops.
Bigger main picture:

https://i1.trekearth.com/photos/76332/ydsc02375.jpg


Look at the bricks here:
https://www.trekearth.com/workshops/1585492/photo222074.htm

and here:

https://www.trekearth.com/workshops/1585492/photo222075.htm.




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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12445 W: 133 N: 31995] (147801)
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