Friday, March 6, 2015

Purim in the Ultra Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim, Jerusalem 2015.

Ultra Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim, in the Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem The feast of Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jews from the ancient Persians as described in the book of Esther, celebrations involve participants dressing up in disguises and enjoying otherwise forbidden revelry. Large amounts of alcohol are consumed during the celebrations.

Monday, February 2, 2015

February 2nd.. Yemanja, the goddess of the sea

Every February 2, on the day of Yemanjá, dozens of people gather at the Uruguayan beaches in order to present their offerings in honor of the Queen of the Sea. The offerings are placed in a wooden or foamed plastic boat, and they are varied: among other things, food, drinks, perfumes, images, letters, lit candles, shells.

On the beach, paes and maes dressed in their typical clothing, lead the rite; and while the drums play, the worshipers dance.

All this is carried out in the hope that Yemanjá provide her worshipers with love, health, work, and a prosperous year.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Palestinian landscapes.

In a place known by conflict, dispute and occupation, little time is left to focus on the beauty of the land.