Thursday, July 27, 2017
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
PORTALS OF THE PAST
Portals of the Past is a monument at Lloyd Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
It is the portico--the last remnant-- of railroad tycoon A.N. Towne's mansion on Nob Hill, which was destroyed in the earthquake and fire of 1906.
Photographer Arnold Genthe captured the ruins of the city through this portal. The photograph became a symbol of the loss of an era.
As Abdu'l-Bahá walked along the shore during his visit in 1912--six years after the earthquake and fire--he remarked:
"The world and its condition will change to such a degree and the Bahá’í Cause will prevail to such an extent that nothing but a remnant — like these pillars — will remain of the previous order".
Sunday, July 16, 2017
CITY OF ROCKS
The reserve was down the road a few miles.
My photos don't do justice to the beauty and uniqueness of the place.
Graffiti from western-bound travelers carved and written in axle-grease from their wagons.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Sderot Hatsiyonut, Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel
I was one of the pilgrims who had to run across the street to visit the Archives building and Seat of the Universal House of Justice in late January of 1990. Dodging traffic was a real concern, as the locals enjoyed a speedy drive down Mount Carmel. I thought to myself: 'Wouldn't it be wonderful if a bridge were built over Hatsiyonut?"
In fact, the road was lowered and a bridge, or terrace, was built. Here is an image showing the relationship between the Shrine of the Báb, Terrace 9 and Sderot Hatsiyonut on Mount Carmel, Israel.
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Friday, July 7, 2017
I try to recite this prayer every day for my granddaughter..
O Thou most glorious Lord! Make this little maidservant of Thine blessed and happy; cause her to be cherished at the threshold of Thy oneness, and let her drink deep from the cup of Thy love so that she may be filled with rapture and ecstasy and diffuse sweet-scented fragrance. Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful, and Thou art the All-Knowing, the All-Seeing.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Beniamino Bufano (October 15, 1890? – August 18, 1970) was a California-based Italian American sculptor, best known for his large-scale monuments representing peace. His modernist work often featured smoothly rounded animals and relatively simple shapes. He worked in ceramics, stone, stainless steel, and mosaic, and sometimes combined two or more of these media. WIKI