Photographer's Note

'Shabestan' is a roofed area in a mosque for praying.

The Vakil mosque is one of the most valuable monuments dating back to Zand period. It`s construction was completed in 1773 AD and it was restored in the 19th century during the Qajar period.

Vakil Mosque covers an area of 8,660 square meters and it's Shabestan (seen in this shot) with an area of approximately 2,700 square meters, contains 48 monolithic pillars carved in spirals, each with a capital of acanthus leaves.

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