3.07.2011

Baha'i Holy Places in Israel

i took five rolls of film when i was in haifa for the month of january. here are some of my favorite shots of the Baha'i Holy Land & the Holy Places. i do hope you enjoy these photos.
the Archives Building

my father at the side entrance of the Seat of the Universal House of Justice

Another view of the Seat of the Universal House of Justice

"The favors of God are unending, limitless. Infinite bounties have encompassed the world. We must emulate the bounties of God, and just as each one of them—the bounty of life for instance—surrounds and encompasses all, so likewise must we be connected and blended together until each part shall become the expression of the whole."
~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá



the entrance to the Shrine of Baha'u'llah - prophet founder of the Baha'i Faith

fave shot!!! mansion of Bahji [Baha'u'llah's home]

view of Haifa Bay from the Shrine of the Bab


"Humanity is not perfect. There are imperfections in every human being, and you will always become unhappy if you look toward the people themselves. But if you look toward God, you will love them and be kind to them, for the world of God is the world of perfection and complete mercy."
~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
 


one way to enter the Shrine of Baha'u'llah

the Baha'i Pilgrim House

The Mansion of Bahji

The Pilgrim Reception Center
Bahji at Dusk


“We must always look ahead and seek to accomplish in the future what we have failed to do in the past. Failures, tests, and trials, if we use them correctly, can become the means of purifying our spirits, strengthening our characters, and enable us to rise to greater heights of service.”  
- Shoghi Effendi (www.bahai.org)
 

3 comments:

Kadria said...

these pictures are the highlight of my day! they are so raw yet timeless and evoke so many memories and feelings of being in haifa. thank you so much for sharing!

SAMIMI-EXTREMIE said...

oh you are so welcome, kadria! i am glad that it was able to take you back! xoxo

namo said...

man, these are great. the colors in the cloudy ones are really gorgeous. and the light leak in the one of Bahji matches the arches of the building! are you magical?