The Nasir Ol Molk mosque, also known as Nasir al-Mulk, is a beautiful and very photogenic mosque in central Shiraz. It was commissioned by Mirza Hasan Ali Nasir al Molk, a Qajar dynasty ruler, and built between 1876 and 1888. The mosque has an earthquake-proof design, which is based on pieces of wood interspersed with brick to provide shock-absorption capabilities. The mosque is beautifully decorated and its highlight is the winter prayer hall which has windows of stained glass which project a coloured line pattern on the carpeted hall with carved pillars and polychrome faience.
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