... even though its been a month now since I am back from my vacation there, not even a single day passes without me thinking of this country! I miss Iran and I miss the people there. I miss the friendly faces in the streets, I miss the sunshine and the heat, I miss the food, I miss my friends there, I miss how people made fun with my little one and so many other things.
Anyway, today I want to show you Kermanshah's oldest mosque. Its such a beautiful building that I decided to make a whole post about it :)
When we visited the mosque it was closed, but a very kind man opened it for us and showed us around the building. We were even allowed to look at the kitchen and the rooms behind the kitchen, where they collected old pictures of the imans who prayed in the mosque in the last 200 years or so. It was very interesting and impressive.
I was impressed by the praying bracelets and praying stones and we even got some as a gift. We also got a praying carpet as a gift and I find it incredibly beautiful. Its hanging on our wall now and I love it :)
We got one praying stone made from soil from Iraq and one made from soil from Iran. They are both very beautiful and I am very grateful that we got those two souvenirs from the mosque.
Actually, we visited the mosque on our very last day in Iran and til that day we did not have a single souvenir. Then we got the stones, a bracelet and the carpet at the mosque and we were so happy. After visiting the mosque we went to my friend's mother and she gave us another carpet and some safron as a gift and later that day we got another carpet from our friends as a goodbye-gift. So we ended up with loads of souvenirs anyway ;)
Isn't the architecture overwhelming - all those small pieces of tiles put together to the most beautiful mosaic. Its beautiful when looking at it from afar like on these pictures here, but its even more impressive when going very close and looking at all those very small pieces. How much work it must have been to put all of these pictures together...
How do you like these pictures? Have you ever visited a mosque? If so - where? I would love to know!
Sending much love and wishing you all a wonderful weekend!