Mosque looks ordinary from the outside, but the inside will amaze you
It’s known as the ‘Emerald Mosque’, or the ‘Mausoleum of King of the Light.’
Cream coloured across most of the outer walls, the unassuming Shia mosque and funeral monument opens up to reveal something absolutely amazing.
Thousands of glittering shards of mirror are embedded into soaring ceilings, lit up like the night sky inside the building.
Breathtaking pictures from the inside show the beauty of Islamic art and architecture, with geometric patterns glinting off in every direction.
Here are some of the magical images, the closest thing to Oz we’ll get.
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