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Grenade: Alhambra – mosaïque

Grenade: Alhambra – mosaïque

Colored tiled panels which also adorn other courts and halls, are a recurrent motif. In front of this impressive background, the sultan of the 14th century would grant his subjects an audience. - The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Colored tiled panels which also adorn other courts and halls, are a recurrent motif. In front of this impressive background, the sultan of the century would grant his subjects an audience. - The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Combination of geometric patterns with arabesque swirls and elegant calligraphy in the Alhambra, Spain

Combination of geometric patterns with arabesque swirls and elegant calligraphy in the Alhambra, Spain

Ceiling of the Hall of the Abencerrajes

The Alhambra « Islamic Arts and Architecture

The Alhambra, the palace complex of the Nasrid dynasty in Granada, 14thC

At the lower level, one of the few remaining medieval steam baths is attached to the Comares Palace. This photograph shows one of the two water tanks of the actual steam.

Mausoleum of Shirin Beg Agha, sister of Timur, at the Shah-i Zinda necropolis in Samarqand. The exterior decoration of this tomb includes inscriptions attributed to Socrates, including: “In truth the people of this world are like birds rejoicing.”

Mausoleum of Shirin Beg Agha, sister of Timur, at the Shah-i Zinda necropolis in Samarqand. The exterior decoration of this tomb includes inscriptions attributed to Socrates, including: “In truth the people of this world are like birds rejoicing.

beautiful motif and colors

beautiful motif and colors

Shiraz, Nasir al-Molk Moschee, Mosaik

Shiraz, Nasir al-Molk Moschee, Mosaik

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