This is Amir Chakhmaq Square in Yazd in the evening. The place is dominated by a striking building, the 19th century Tekiyeh Amir Chakhmaq, with its two slender minarets and its symmetrical sunken alcoves on three levels.
A tekiyeh is a structure that serves as a 'grandstand' for worshippers during the Muharram Observances, which are celebrated in the first month of the Islamic calendar. The event marks the anniversary of the Battle of Karbala, when Imam Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad, was killed by the forces of the second Umayyad caliph.
After sunset, the building is lit up with orange lighting in the arched alcoves which makes it quite a spectacle.
This image courtesy of MW.
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