Nasir ol Molk Mosque 2017-03-07
Nasir ol Molk Mosque
The Nasir ol Molk Mosque, also known as the Pink Mosque, is a traditional mosque in Shiraz, Iran. It is located in Gowd-I Araban quarter, near Shah Cheragh Mosque.
The mosque includes extensive colored glass in its façade, and displays other traditional elements such as the Panj Kase design. It is named in popular culture as the Pink Mosque, due to the usage of considerable pink color tiles for its interior design.
The mosque was built during the Qajar era, and is still in use under protection by Endowment Foundation of Nasir ol Molk. It was built from 1876 to 1888, by the order of Mirza Hassan Ali (Nasir ol Molk), a Qajar ruler. The designers were Mohammad Hasan-e-Memar, an Iranian architect, and Mohammad Reza Kashi-Saz-e-Shirazi.
Restoration, protection, and maintenance of this monument is being continued by the Endowment Foundation of Nasir ol Molk. Colorful windows and doors handcrafted by carpenter master “Haji Mirza Ayat”.
You can see the light through the stained glass in the early morning. It was built to catch the morning sun, so that if you visit at noon it will be too late to catch the light.
The sight of the morning sunlight shining through the colorful stained glass, then falling over the lightly woven Persian Carpet, is so be witching that is seems to be from another world.