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Honar Bazaar - chiaroscuro

Honar Bazaar - chiaroscuro

Isfahan

The bazaar is attached to the Chahar Bagh madrasa. Urban Islamic complexes always consisted of a mosque, madrasa, caravanserai, bazaar and hammam. The bazaar and caravanserais provided revenue for the upkeep of the moque and the madrasa. The symmetry of light cast by the gaps in the ceiling in the otherwise darkened corridors gives a delightful chiaroscuro effect.

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