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    This Sunlit Mosque In Southern Iran Is A Kaleidoscope Of Colour

    Iranian photographer Ramin Rahmani Nejad Asil took these mesmerising photos of Nasir-ol-Mulk Mosque, also known as the "Mosque of Colour".

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    Nasir-ol-Mulk Mosque in the city of Shiraz, Iran, is famous for its kaleidoscopic colours.

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    The building, known as the "Mosque of Colour", is adorned with stained glass, patterned carpets, and bright ceiling tiles, creating a stunning effect when the sun shines through the windows.

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    Ramin Rahmani Nejad Asil, the Iranian photographer behind these images, told HotSpot Media: "Many locals believe that this is the most exquisite mosque in the world, and I have never seen anything like it.

    "Seeing the mosque in different lights can completely change the appearance of the rooms. The light tends to reflect off the mosaic tiles. It's simply beautiful.”

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    The mosque was built between 1876 and 1888 and is one of a handful of mosques in the world with stained glass windows.

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    Ramin Rahmani Nejad / HotSpot Media / Via HotSpot Media

    It has a surface of about 2,300 square metres and has been restored over many years to maintain its beauty.

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    Ramin Rahmani Nejad / HotSpot Media / Via HotSpot Media

    "Whenever I go to this mosque, I find myself entranced by a world of colour, light and beautiful architectural delicacies," the 30-year-old photographer said.

    "In addition to incorporating coloured glass windows into its distinctive design, the mosque features perfectly designed arches, spires and sculptures throughout. I always try to capture the incredible symmetry and perspective in the architecture.

    "Playing with the different lights, colours and reflections can produce some spectacular images. It has been estimated that around 300,000 people visit the mosque per year, both to pray and admire the design."

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