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Samarkand, Uzbekistan - Samarkand is an ancient Silk Road city and the madrasas and mosaics of the monumental Registan square are among the world's most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture. by arushi_bowman

Samarqand, Uzbekistan. ----- A favorite of Papa's.

Notice how her dress reflects the intricate patterns of the mosaic architecture.

Uzbekistan, Khiva, Kalta Minor Minaret

Just south of the Kuhna Ark stands the fat, turquoise-tiled Kalta Minor Minaret. This unfinished minaret was begun in 1851 by Mohammed Amin Khan, who according to legend wanted to build a minaret so high he could see all t

Sher-Dor Madrasah, one of the three masterpieces of the Registan in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.♔PM

uncommonjones: “ Masterpieces by Mochamad Arizona Photographer’s Note: Shir Dor Madressa, one of three masterpieces in Registan Ensemble from silk road capital, Samarkand, Uzbekistan ”

Moroccan-Islamic patterns

13 Wall decoration in Islamic pattern - Get the look with the Moroccan Arches Allover Wall Stencil from Royal Design Studio

Beautiful Islamic art from MOROCCO

It amazes me how this is not painted, this is all carved. they carved all of this beautiful Arabesque designs and calligraphy. it amazes me. also has a very tyipical door shape of that time.