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January 3, 2017 AT 8:00 am

Mosque of Whirling Colours: A Mixture of Architecture and Art in Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque #ArtTuesday


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Via Muslim Heritage

The mosque is called by many different names. Mostly known as the “Pink Mosque”, it is also called the “Mosque of colours,” the “Rainbow Mosque” or the “Kaleidoscope Mosque”. This is a space where light and worship intertwine. The mosque comes to life with the sunrise and colours dance throughout the day like whirling dervishes. It reflects on the ground, walls, the arches and the towering spires. It even reflects on the visitors as if a colourful ball is hit by the first sun ray and explodes to thousands of butterflies all around.

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