Tina Manley : Photo Keywords : window : IRAN, ISFAHAN: View of the beautiful blue mosaic Imam Mosque, from the windows of the Ali Qapu Palace. Built during the Safavid period, it is an excellent example of Islamic architecture of Iran, and regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian Architecture. The Shah Mosque of Esfahan is one of the everlasting masterpieces of architecture in Iran. It is registered, along with the Naghsh-i Jahan Square, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its construction began in 1611, and its splendor is mainly due to the beauty of its seven-colour mosaic tiles and calligraphic inscriptions. Archival photo from 1977.