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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:13 PM

Pink Mosque - Shiraz, Iran



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Reply Pink Mosque - Shiraz, Iran (Original post)
Earth_First Feb 2013 OP
polly7 Feb 2013 #1
Mira Feb 2013 #2
KC Feb 2013 #5
Mira Feb 2013 #7
saidsimplesimon Feb 2013 #9
Mira Feb 2013 #10
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #3
Mira Feb 2013 #4
KC Feb 2013 #6
ManiacJoe Feb 2013 #8
judesedit Feb 2013 #11
emmadoggy Feb 2013 #12
Lucky Luciano Feb 2013 #13
MADem Feb 2013 #17
libodem Feb 2013 #14
Callalily Feb 2013 #15
a la izquierda Feb 2013 #16
MAD Dave Feb 2013 #18
Mira Feb 2013 #19
On the Road Feb 2013 #20
MAD Dave Feb 2013 #21

Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:18 PM

1. Whoa. How beautiful! nt.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:20 PM

2. My jaw is on the floor.

When i think of "bomb bomb bomb Iran" - and all we destroyed in Iraq....
what happens is this::


I'll put this on my desk top for a while. It is mindblowing.

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Response to Mira (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:34 AM

5. That

is what I have thought and said so many times to people. Besides some really wonderful people in the different countries, there is so much wonderful architectural beauty and so much history that is being or could be destroyed it just makes me sick!

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Response to KC (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:42 AM

7. The cradle of civilization.

Iraq.
And what's his godawful face Rumsfeld kept saying they were carrying the same urn away from the museum that was not protected.
Because the troops were protecting the ministry of oil.
You and I are on the same page.
I will now go and give you a belated valentine heart.

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Response to Mira (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:37 PM

9. Mira, "the cradle of civilization" brings many images to mind.

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Iraq, the looting of artifacts and art, the greedy consumption of American tax payer dollars by the bush puppet government. Egypt, Afghanistan, same show, different players is my take.

I was in college at a time when there were many Iranian students in the US, both Arab, and Persian Muslims. One of my part time jobs was tutoring foreign students who needed practice with English. Much to my surprise, I received more tutoring than I offered.

My friend Bijan, was the son of a General in Iran. His room mate was a conservative member of the Jewish faith. Another Iranian was the son of a diplomat who spoke so many languages he could not say in what language he dreamed. The women were even more amazing in their academic achievements.

Thank you for reminding me.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:45 PM

10. Gave you a heart for that and

I welcome you to DU

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:29 PM

3. Wow.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:30 AM

4. I have come to look at it again

even though a smaller version is now the center of my laptop desktop.
I have sent it to family and friends, and I think it's the most wonderful thing I was blessed to see today.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:35 AM

6. Oh my

This is absolutely gorgeous !! Thank you for finding and sharing this with us!

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:55 AM

8. Do a search on Flickr and you can get

some really cool shots of the mosaic ceilings hinted at here.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 04:51 PM

11. Very beautiful. Pray safely.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:03 PM

12. WOW!! Stunningly beautiful! nt

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:53 PM

13. Amazing! I wonder if non-believers are allowed in.

When I was in Morocco, non-Muslims were often persona non-grata in a lot if the historically significant mosques.

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:49 AM

17. You can go pretty much anywhere (with the possible exception of some places in SA) if you know how

to behave--even if the signs are up. It helps to know how to pray in a pinch, certainly...

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:04 AM

14. Ahhhh

Splendifferous.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:40 AM

15. My jaw dropped as I

opened your thread!

Stunning! I'm at a loss for other adjectives.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:32 PM

16. Oh my, that's awe-inspiring.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:49 AM

18. While I admit this is beautiful

I respectfully remind you of the campaign launched from these mosques against the Baha'i minority in Iran.

The founder of the Baha'i Faith had his execution order signed in this mosques and many thousands have died since.

That is the blood that tints these windows!

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Response to MAD Dave (Reply #18)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:46 AM

19. Not a reminder to me - it's new information - yet not a surprise -

the blood of victims and innocents tints many places of worship of all kinds of faith all over the globe. Man's inhumanity to man soaked into the ground before we walk on it just about everywhere.
Beauty can transcend this - and I am glad I can allow it to do its job.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:39 PM

20. I Would Love to Visit Iran

but this is the first I have ever heard of the Pink Mosque. It is amazing. Here is a rotating 3-D version of the interior.

http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/2011/11/pink-mosque-shiraz-panorama/

Hint: To make it freakier, try zooming OUT all the way and then rotating.

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Response to On the Road (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:45 AM

21. Me too!

The problem is that as a member of the Baha'i Faith I would be placing my life in danger of imprisonment and torture. I have also visited Israel and my passport has the stamp to prove it.

The typical way people are imprisoned there for being a Baha'i is calling them spies for Israel, a summary trial and given a sentence of 20 years in Evin Prison in Tehran.

I'd really like to see the bridge at Isfahan. I have a postcard and it is beautiful.

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