The stunning Nasir al-mulk Mosque hides a gorgeous secret between the walls of its fairly traditional exterior: stepping inside is like walking into a kaleidoscope of colors. Every day, the rays of the early morning sun shine through colorful stained-glass windows, transforming the halls into a dazzling wonderland of rich hues, patterns, and light that play on the floor of the mosque.
Visitor Pictures: Clouds and angles
Aquarium, Long Wharf, Boston, MA.
© Sam McCormick
How would you celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the National Archives? Build a Lego National Archives?
We stumbled* across this miniature National Archives Building during a recent visit to Legoland. It’s impressively detailed, down to the eagles along the cornice and the statues of Heritage and Guardianship on the Constitution Avenue side. (Don’t miss the real statues up close, circa 1940).
(*We didn’t stumble on them literally of course - everyone knows how much they hurt!)
We have to wonder, what other models of the National Archives building are out there?
This is awesome!
A colorful hallway in Casa Blanca, the Puerto Rican Governor’s Palace, December 1924.Photograph by Charles Martin, National Geographic