2016-090 – Seyyed Mosque Mandala

Seyyed Mosque photo by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Seyyed Mosque photo by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji

This week’s MotD theme: Ceilings

Internationally awarded Iranian photographer, Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, interested in panoramic and architecture photography, took this stunning ceiling photo at the Seyyed Mosque in Isfahan. He captured the amazing symmetry and colors of this beautiful ceiling that just draws you into the Divine center.

Detail view of Seyyed Mosque
Detail view of Seyyed Mosque photo by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji

From wikipedia:

Seyyed mosque … is the biggest and the most famous mosque from the Qajar era in Isfahan. It was founded by Seyyed Mohammad Bagher Shafti, one of the most famous clergymen in Isfahan. It was founded in the middle of the 19th century, but its tiling lasted until the end of the century. The seyyed mosque is the best sample for studying the tiling art in the Qajar era.

I eagerly await the time when I can visit the beautiful mosques throughout the world, such as this one, to experience first hand the exquisite artistry of their Divine geometrically intricate patterned walls and ceilings.

You can view more of his beautiful architectural photographs via is online gallery.

Inspiration for Today

Mohammad’s panoramic view of the Seyyed Mosque ceiling reminds us to see things objectively from all sides, to see things as they are, to take in the whole perspective.

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