The Psychedelic Wonders Of Persian Architecture From 5 Cities In Iran
Medieval Iran has witnessed the emergence of some of the most beautiful wonders of Islamic art and architecture. These wonders mostly emerged during the Safavid dynasty, when Isfahan was the capital city of Persia. The Persian architecture from the 1500s to the 1800s, known as the early modern period, featured quite distinct architectural elements like the pointed arches, the sculptural stalactites, known as ‘Muqarnas’, and the bulbous domes with floral decorations. The polychrome tiles of blue, gold, turquoise, and white cover the interiors of mosques and palaces, in the form of complicated floral and geometric patterns as well as the Arabic calligraphy quoting verses from the Quran.
The marvellous architecture that arose in the time remains up to this day a sight to behold.
Persian architecture emerged in the period between 550 BC and 330 BC, which means it is about 2750 years old, these examples are from just five cities in Iran.