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The roof of Tehran. Photo: Quintin Lake

Ice house or Yakhchal, Iran. Photo: Quintin Lake. Photo: Quintin Lake

South-side iwan seen from North-side arch, Jameh Mosque, Isfahan. Photo: Quintin Lake

North iwan coverd in polychromatic tiles. Imam Mosque, Isfahan, Iran. Photo: Quintin Lake

Imam Mosque, Isfahan. Photo: Quintin Lake

Courtyard of the Imam Mosque, Isfahan, Iran. Photo: Quintin Lake

North-side iwan, Jameh Mosque, Isfahan. Photo: Quintin Lake

Dome of the main sanctuary. Imam Mosque, Isfahan, Iran. Photo: Quintin Lake

His & Hers Door Knockers, Yazd, Iran

Detail view of khanqah portal; muqarnas semi-dome, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Samad Mosque, Natanz, Iran.

Abdolsamad Tomb & Mosque, Natanz, Iran. Photo: Quintin Lake

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, (aka the Pink Mosque) Shiraz, Iran. Photo: Quintin Lake

Detail of muqarnas at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, (aka the Pink Mosque) Shiraz, Iran. Photo: Quintin Lake

Pink Mosque (Nasir al-Mulk), Shiraz, Iran

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Ceramic tiles ceiling decorating a muqarnas vault at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque. Photo: Quintin Lake

Glazed tile Inscription dating from the 19th century in the northern iwan (semiopen.space on the edge of a courtyard wall), Nasir-al-Mulk Mosque. Flexible timber, visible poking out of the wall at the top of the image, is used for earthquake resistance..The text is from Al Imran, the 3rd chapter of the Koran. Photo: Quintin Lake

Pink Mosque (Nasir al-Mulk), Shiraz, Iran. Photo: Quintin Lake

West iwan. Imam Mosque, Isfahan, Iran. Photo: Quintin Lake

Decorated tiled islamic inscription at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque Photo: Quintin Lake

Ceramic tiles ceiling decorating a vault at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque. Photo: Quintin Lake