Every year , on the third Sunday of July , the city of Venice wakes up in an atmosphere of celebration : the Festival of the Redeemer. The Festival of the Redeemer was established in 1576 , with the construction of the Church of the Redeemer on the island of Giudecca , as a votive offering for the liberation of Venice from the plague. Since then , every year people from all walks of life meet on the third Sunday of July to celebrate the Redeemer. On the island of Giudecca,... continue reading
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In parallel with the collections of Georges' that I took over and which I blogged about here & here, I started my own 4 Christmas collections for this year.All 16 collections are open for suggestions - taking only what fits and what creatively adds to those collections :)Vintage Christmas:Warm Christmas:Cold Christmas:Religious Christmas:Wishing you and your families & loved ones a very... continue reading
Most people that enjoy their landscape photography will be able to relate to what I am blogging.I enjoy doing seascape photography and find the smell of the ocean, the rushing water and sealife to be an almost religious experience.Heading down to the beach and the rocky coast at sunset or sunrise is always an exciting time and brings about a peace and relaxation that one often needs to break away from after a busy week.One cannot help but wonder about the wonderful act of... continue reading
Every 17 December, the night of Mevlana's death, thousands of people from all around the world gather at the magnificient 13th century Mevlana Mausoleum to celebrate Seb-i Arus, his 'Wedding Day', his reunion with his Beloved, with the DivineDuring his last hours his wife pleaded with Mevlana to not leave and ask God to let him stay here a little longer. Mevlana's reply was thus:Am I a thief?Have I stolen someone's goods?Is this why you would confine me here and keep me from being rejoined... continue reading
Religious festivals of all kinds are excellent opportunites to capture images for both stock and editorial use. They are usuallypublic events with a strong community feel, involving music, processions and ceremonies of various kinds.For Christians, especially Catholics all over the world, one of the most colourful is the Feast of Corpus Christi. The celebrationsinvolve music, a procession and in some places the laying of elaborate flower carpets to mark out a route for the procession. These... continue reading
The Cathedral of Curtea de Argeş (early 16th century) is one of the most famous buildings in Romania, and stands in the grounds of a monastery, in Curtea de Argeş city. It is dedicated to Saint Nicholas.The legend sad that Manoli was the architect. Manole being unable to finish the walls, the prince threatened him and his assistants with death. At last Manole suggested that they should follow the ancient custom of placing a living woman into the foundations; and that she who first appeared on... continue reading
Many of us are waiting to celebrate Easter!© Leda_d (Help)Someone for the delicious chocolate coming with it,some other because it is a religious event which brings hope on miracles still existing.And don't forget the sweet side of this celebration© Valeria73 (Help)and the happiness brought to the most young, thanks to the surprises!For any reason you celebrate it, happy easter to you all!Leda continue reading
Religion has been much in the news over the last couple of weeks. Some of the flurry surrounds Christopher Hitchen’s best seller: God is Not Great and the tenth anniversary of the death of Mother Theresa. Organized religions down to the local level publish in print and/or online. What images are the most successful for these wide and varied uses in news and religious publications?A quick review across the magazines and websites of many faiths shows that the most popular stock image subjects... continue reading
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