Saturday, December 31, 2005
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Saturday, December 24, 2005
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)
Friday, December 16, 2005
France: Sacred Geometry of Light
Monday, December 12, 2005
Tanzania: Blessed Mother & Child
"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...