Iranian Mosque Ceilings

▽ Hypnotising Kaleidoscope

Inspiration can be found in everything and everywhere. The Middle East always held a special place in my heart as I grew up there. It is different from the West in its culture and interests and its history and values are very different from the rest of the world.

Over the past ten to twenty years, the Middle East has received quite a bad reputation, and now, some people are genuinely scared of that whole region and the people that come from that part of the world. The last thing I want to do is to be political or preachy on this blog, but the horrors that do happen in my neck of the woods does not define a population, and should not play a part in swallowing the beauty, art and knowledge that would help our minds flourish.

I am not from Iran, but that country is just like mine. It is a country of an incomparable beauty that has been tarnished by its leaders and politicians and that has unbelievably regressed. The images above show Teheran in the 1960s, and one would think they were taken in Europe.

It’s a sad thing that has happened, and this post is a way to uplift a great civilisation and pay homage to its people, and I plan to do that through the beautiful images of mosques’ ceilings around Iran. Enjoy!


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