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  • It's clear that the museum is also aiming for greater sensitivity: A blue-tiled prayer niche, or mihrab, from a 14th-century mosque has been reoriented so it faces roughly east, the direction of Mecca.

    A New Home for Arab Treasures

  • Graced with gorgeous boulevards and bridges, beautiful blue-tiled mosques, gardens and palaces, churches and ancient Zoroastrian temples, Isfahan retains much of its past glory.

    Isfahan: Destination Of The Day (PHOTOS)

  • I saw the notorious prison's blue-tiled execution cellars, and was taken on a tour of the KGB's top secret museum of espionage by its curator.

    Eric Margolis: Desperate Spywives

  • Michael and KC raced past stairs, along blue-tiled hallways, past columned arches of white and maroon marble, none of which had been on the tour schedule.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • And also to six men standing in the morning sun drinking tea on the sidewalk fifty yards from one polling station—an ornate and very old blue-tiled prayer hall overcome by the aging and overused neighborhood all around it.

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • The emerald lawn was punctured by a blue-tiled swimming pool, and the view of Durban was exquisite.

    Let The Dead Lie

  • I imagined myself hosting a party at a Tuscan retreat in Malibu wearing a loose white linen ankle-length dress while carrying a huge goblet of cold Chardonnay and walking around my blue-tiled infinity pool greeting all of my guests with light touches to their shoulders and friendly giggles.

    You’ll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again

  • Sludge and coarse salt and water splashed to the blue-tiled floor of the lanai.

    Beard

  • With its white walls, green tables, blue-tiled floor, stainless steel metal and open dining area, I was mildly reminded of a morgue – a shrimp morgue to be exact.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Matt asked as I dangled three feet above his blue-tiled floor.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People

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