The Masjed-e Jameh, or Friday Mosque, rises over the mud-brick houses of the desert city of Yazd, once a rich trading city along the Silk Road. With exceptionally tall minarets, it is a magnificent example of the 14th-century Azari period of Persian architecture and mosaics. Families who come to sit in the central courtyard of this congregational mosque sometimes show their reverence for the symbolism and beauty of the building itself—as this woman does in tenderly laying her hands upon the tiles.
– Ginna Fleming ©2008
Peace Corps Nigeria