The labyrinth motifs ubiquitous throughout middle eastern culture are often incredibly complex and intricate in their composition and detail. places of religious worship are adorned with kaleidoscopic colors and rich ornamentation within their interior walls and onto the ceilings, establishing a space that hypnotizes those inside.

Northern iranian student mohammad reza domiri ganji has photographed these sacred structures in a series of panoramic photographs, revealing the depths of these vast architectural expanses in a single shot. Towering domes painted vibrant blues and yellows are etched and painted with undulating designs; elaborate floral decorations made from mosaics line the floors and walls; light cast from stained glass brings brightly hued shadows into the spaces.

all images © Mohammad Domiri


 

 

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
all images © mohammad domiri

Dome of shah (emam) mosque in Iran

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
all images © mohammad domiri

Dome of seyyed mosque in Iran

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
all images © mohammad domiri

Sheikh lotfollah mosque in Isfahan, Esfahan, Iran

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
all images © mohammad domiri

Shah (emam) mosque in Isfahan, Esfahan, Iran

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
all images © mohammad domiri

Jameh mosque of yazd in Yazd, Iran

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
all images © mohammad domiri

Palace of 8 heavens, Isfahan, Esfahan, Iran

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
all images © mohammad domiri

Ceiling of Chehel sotoun palace, Isfahan, Iran

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
all images © mohammad domiri

Ceiling of nasir al-mulk in Shiraz, Iran

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
all images © mohammad domiri

Nasir al-mulk mosque panorama in Shiraz, Iran

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
Columns, carpets and light in Iran

 

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