Mosque Courtyard

31 October 2010

Nasir-Ol-Molk Mosque Shiraz

One of the most beautiful and elegant mosques in southern Iran. Every so often in the walls you can find a wooden brick. These are placed there as protection against earthquakes as the wood is more flexible and helps absorb some of the stresses.

Focal Length:24mm
Exposure:1/1600 sec
mosaic mosque objects
Iran (19 of 107)
© Nick Potter