Photographer Mehrdad Rasoulifard opens a window into the spectacular architecture of Iran with images of medieval mosques that capture the complex geometry and intricate tiling of the holy sites, specifically their awe-inspiring ceilings.
Courtesy of his Instagram account (@m1rasoulifard), armchair travelers get a front-row seat to spectacular design from one of the world's oldest civilizations. Check out some of the most jaw-dropping interior embellishments ever made by man, fantastical compositions that would be missed if you never looked up.
And remember, the images only approximate the giddy delights of the real deal: the view from inside these mosques, much like impressive cathedral tours, is always better experienced live by the luckiest travelers. All images from Mehrdad Rasoulifard (@m1rasoulifard)