Isfahan by Night

By: Amir H. Abolfath


Region: Middle East

Site: Isfahan - Iran

Date: October 2014

The motion of the sky (caused by the Earth rotation) is photographed in a long-exposure image where stars are trailed over the World Heritage Site of Naqsh-e Jahan square (meaning "Picture of the World") in Isfahan, Iran. Pictured above is the Imam Mosque (or the Shah Mosque), built during the Safavid period in early 17th century. It is an excellent example of Islamic architecture of Iran and regarded as a masterpiece of Persian Architecture. Its splendor is mainly due to the beauty of its seven-color mosaic tiles and calligraphic inscriptions. The port of the mosque measures 27 meters high, crowned with two minarets 42 meters tall. Amir Abolfath,

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