King Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca - Morocco
Mosque Hassan II , Casablanca - Marruecos
مسجد الحسن الثاني، الدار البيضاء - المغرب
Inside Blue Mosque in Ramadan
The architects and artists who worked in the service of early Islam were likewise driven by the wish to create a physical backdrop which would bolster the claims of their religion. Holding that God was the source of all understanding, Islam placed particular emphasis on the divine qualities of mathematics. Muslim artisans covered the walls of houses and mosques with repeating sequences of delicate and complicated geometries, through which the infinite wisdom of God might be intimated. This ornamentation, so pleasingly intricate on a rug or a cup, was nothing less than hallucinatory when applied to an entire hall. Eyes accustomed to seeing only the practical and humdrum objects of daily life could, inside such a room, survey a world shorn of all associations with the everyday.
—- Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness
تبریز : مسجد جامع
tabriz - jame mosque (pic ramin ghanbari)
Baroness Marie-Thérèse Ullens de Schooten (1905-1989, Belgium) traveled widely over the course of her husband’s diplomatic career, visiting Egypt in the 1920s and Iran in 1948, among other destinations.
these are some of her photographs taken at : Madar-e Shah Madrasa, Isfahan, Iran