Vakil Mosque

Vakil Mosque, Located in the city of Shiraz. Vakil means “regent”. It was built between 1751 and 1773 during the Zand Dynasty by Karim Khan.

Its Shabestan, night prayer hall, contains 48 monolithic pillars carved in spirals, each with a capital of acanthus leaves. The exuberant floral decorative tiles largely date from the Qajar period.

I have a huge love for mosques, as you will see of all my photos; and this one especially. It’s devine beauty and purity kept from hundred of years ago. I just can’t get enough. The rich floral decorative tiles will keep you looking. With all the buzz going on around, the minute you enter; you feel peace. You feel the pureness and the history of this beautiful mosque.