Camera Pointed Upwards Captures the Mesmerizing Ceilings of Iran’s Ornate Architecture

A 24-year-old amateur photographer and physics student named Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji likes to take pictures of the breathtaking architecture found in Iran. He visits all sorts of buildings like mosques, bazaars, cathedrals, historical houses, palaces, and other beautiful buildings. But he doesn’t just take pictures of the outside. He likes to go inside and take pictures of the ceilings of these structures. A lot of the old architectural designs on the ceilings of these buildings contain a kaleidoscope of different colors and bizarre geometric patterns. Once you look at these pictures, you’ll find your mind overwhelmed by the detailed designs of these ceilings.

The significance of these pictures is how they represent Middle Eastern architecture and the far-reaching designs that are often found in older buildings from this region of the world. Ganji wanted to show the world the historical beauty in his home country’s architecture. He shoots the ceilings while using a wide angle view on his camera. He makes sure the lighting is just right and the position where he stands to take the picture. Everything from the available sunlight to the shadows plays a huge role in where he takes the shot.

Ganji is taking a big risk because many of the buildings where he takes pictures in have restrictions on photography equipment being allowed inside. Therefore, the pictures of these ceilings that he’s posted on his website are truly a rare treat for anyone who is interested in historical Middle Eastern architecture.

Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran

Ceilings of Iran’s Ornate Architecture

Vank Cathedral, Isfahan, Iran

Ceilings of Iran’s Ornate Architecture

Tabatabaei House, Kashan, Iran

Ceilings of Iran’s Ornate Architecture

Ali Qapu, Isfahan, Iran

Ceilings of Iran’s Ornate Architecture

Borujerdi Kouse, Kashan, Iran

Ceilings of Iran’s Ornate Architecture

Seyyed Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

Ceilings of Iran’s Ornate Architecture

Timche-Ye Amin Od-Dowleh, Kashan, Iran

Ceilings of Iran’s Ornate Architecture

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

Ceilings of Iran’s Ornate Architecture

Chehel Sotoun Palace, Isfahan

Ceilings of Iran’s Ornate Architecture

Dolat Abad, Yazd, Iran

Ceilings of Iran’s Ornate Architecture

Shah Abbasi ( Emam ) Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

Ceilings of Iran’s Ornate Architecture

Grand ( Jameh ) Mosque, Yazd, Iran

Ceilings of Iran’s Ornate Architecture

Aliqapu Palace, Isfahan, Iran

Ceilings of Iran’s Ornate Architecture

Kordasht Bath, Jolfa, Iran

Ceilings of Iran’s Ornate Architecture

Aliqapu Palace, Isfahan, Iran

Ceilings of Iran’s Ornate Architecture

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