14 Mesmerizing Photos of Iranian Mosque Ceilings

Photography is banned in many Iranian mosques.

Middle Eastern architecture is known for its curved arches, spiraling columns, and high-domed ceilings. Iran is no exception, its mosques offering breathtaking symmetry, brilliant colors, and intricate ceiling detail. Instagram user m1rasoulifard’s amazing shots of kaleidoscopic mosque ceilings are a rare treat, given that photography is banned in many Iranian places of worship.

All photos by Instagram user m1rasoulifard