Saturday, December 31, 2005

Egypt: Prayer on the Nile

Prayer on the Nile, originally uploaded by Mernas.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

India: Tombs of the Qutb Shahi Kings

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Nigeria: Mariam

Mariam, originally uploaded by janchan.

Love sprang from its chains and took hold of reason;
intellect cried out at the hands of Love: help! help!
The Mary of eternal love bore the wonder that was Christ,
and reason can find no redress, since she has borne such delight.

Jalal al-Din Rumi

Jesus and The Virgin Mary in Islam, by Juan Galvan
The Messiah Jesus son of Mary, peace be upon him, by al-Muhajabah

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Thailand: Muslim Kitchen (ครัวมุสลิม)

Painting from “เสียงเงียบเพรียกสันติภาพ” (Murmur to Peace) Exhibition @ CS Hotel, Pattani, Thailand.
Painting by Kun (Mr) Cek-Adulle Ceksor.

Friday, December 16, 2005

France: Sacred Geometry of Light

wall with eyes, originally uploaded by uBookworm.

"A close-up shot of a wall of the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris. The small metal plates automatically control the amount of natural light that streams inside, ensuring the maximum beauty of the objects on exhibit while preventing any damage caused by the sunshine."

Monday, December 12, 2005

Tanzania: Blessed Mother & Child

bath, originally uploaded by Farl.

"This cozy mother and son scene in Paje was both a joyous and loud affair. The mother was lovingly smiling while her son was viciously crying. Trying to appease her insubordinate son who refuses the bath, she even welcomed the distraction I provided as her son was momentarily engrossed at a strange man crouching low before them. Getting a clean shot was difficult with the laundry whipping all over the place."

Paje, Zanzibar Island, Tanzania, East Africa

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Bosnia: Mostar Minarets

The 28-metre-long and 20-metre-high bridge, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, was built by the architect Mimar Hajrudin in 1566 of 456 blocks of stone, hundreds of which fell into the river when the bridge was destroyed during war in the 1990s.

The bridge was reopened in 2004, after being rebuilt using the same methods and materials employed nearly 500 years ago. At the opening ceremonies, nine men leapt one by one from the bridge into the rushing waters of the Neretva river below-- reviving an old tradition by which young men prove their bravery. more...

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Malaysia: A Father's Du'a

My Favourite Shoot VII, originally uploaded by Rawkers.