Photographer's Note

Yerevan’s Blue Mosque

I dedicate this picture to Malgo who will be leaving soon for Kutaisi, Georgia. One of the following days she will be in Yerevan, Armenia and I’m very sure that she will visit the Blue Mosque.

The picture shows only a part of the dome but I really liked its colourful tiles and the beautiful motifs.

From the Lonely Planet guide:
The mosque was built in 1765 by the Persian Governor Hussein Ali Khan as a place for Friday sermons and features a medrese (religious college) built around a garden courtyard, a 24 m high minaret and a brightly tiled turquoise dome.

During the Soviet era it didn’t function as a mosque but it was a museum. After the independence of Armenia and with the support from the Iranian government, the Blue Mosque became again an Islamic prayer house.

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