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The 14 Stations of the Cross on Good Friday

The 14 Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. from wikipedia

Stations of the Cross (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) is a series of artistic representations, very often sculptural, depicting Christ Carrying the Cross to his crucifixion in the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus before he died, and the devotions using that series to commemorate the Passion, often moving physically around a set of stations. The vast majority of Roman Catholic churches now contain such a series, typically placed at intervals along the side walls of the nave; in most churches these are small plaques with reliefs or paintings, simpler than most of the examples shown here. The tradition as chapel devotion began with St. Francis of Assisi and extended throughout the Roman Catholic Church in the medieval period. It is commonly observed in Lutheranism,[1][2] and amongst the anglo-cathol…

I Come To Sacred Heart Church To Shoot Good Friday 14 Stations of the Cross

I Come To Sacred Heart Church To Shoot Good Friday 14 Stations of the Cross, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 228,299 items / 1,912,601 views

Every year I come in humility , barefeet dressed as a beggar poet , and shoot Good Friday, and this morning at 5 am I sent a message to Joe Dias founder of the Cross that holds this event ,that I was coming to shoot the Lenten Walk and this is their silver jubilee year he told me..

25 glorious years of touching the soul of humanity, the Lenten walk is memorable walk with Jesus Christ and his loved ones his followers , from Sacred Heart Church Santa Cruz West to Santa Cruz East Kalina Vakola upto St Charles Church Vakola different venues where the 14 Stations of the Cross are enacted , I came here on an empty stomach like the rest of the Christians ,,, children mothers fathers old folks rosaries in hand reciting Our Father or the Angelus ..very sad sombre moment of dedication devotion hymns and prayers.

Last year I had faint…

Google+Is An Extension of My Backyard..

My Backyard Is Google+

My Backyard Is Google+, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. it includes Jack and all of us

living as one family
diversity but united
without any fuss

we debate
we hear
each other out
we discuss

pictures posts poems ..
as memories that
dont rust..

we quench
from this running stream
our eternal thirst

The Classic Traditional Sherwani All Time Favorite of Bridegrooms

Zaira Saif Shakir My Third Grand Child

Zaira Saif Shakir My Third Grand Child, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 228,233 items / 1,911,774 views

I got a comment on one of my pictures of a child with a broken hand at Google+ , a child I shot on impulse , I shoot most of my pictures on impulse that later or maybe even after several years when I freshen them up become poems , but mind you I shoot pictures as a poet.. and my stilted prose too is poetry..

I answered the persons comment and here I bring it to Flickr but not on the original picture but the picture of my youngest grand daughter Zaira Saif Shakir, I have not been very close to her , as I have been to my other two grand daughters Marziya Shakir and Nerjis Asif Shakir..daughters of my older son.

Marziya Shakir was my first grand child I lavished her with every gift including the art of poetry that I call photography, she shoots street pictures from the age of 2 , I showed her what no parent would , I showed her poverty , the slums the world of animals …

I Dont Use Twitter Directly Only Via Flickr To Pimp My Blogs

Kids Love To Hang Out at Bandra Hill Road..

Mahavir Jayanti..

Mahavir Jayanti.., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In Jainism, Mahavir Jayanti, also known as Mahavir Janma Kalyanak, is the most important religious holiday.[2] It celebrates the birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara. On the Gregorian calendar, the holiday occurs either in March or April.
He was born on the thirteenth day of the rising moon of Chaitra. The chronology accepted by all Jains places Mahavir's birth in 599 BCE.[

Birth Legend

Mahavira was born into royalty as the son of King Siddhartha and Queen Trishala. During pregnancy, Trishala was believed to have had a number of auspicious dreams, all signifying the coming of a great leader. The exact number of dreams differs according to the school of Jainism; Svetambaras generally believe that the actual number is fourteen while Digambaras claim sixteen instead. Regardless, the astrologers that interpreted these dreams claimed that the child would become either an emperor o…

muslim beggars hide their face ...allah be praised

muslim beggars hide their face ...allah be praised, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

i was in a moving ricksha and they are far away from the spectrum of my thoughts and i shot them nonetheless ...

the hijab has more freedom in the east than in the west

the hijab has more freedom in the east than in the west, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. a garment
of womanly peace
for muslims
that a few bigots
hate and detest
criminalize it
ban it
condemn it
as it serves
them best
to divert
the peoples attention
from economic failures
poor law and order
bad governance
of a cuckoos nest
mock it lock it
all in jest
their own
dress code
next to nothing
god be blessed

the hijab has more freedom in the east than in the west

the hijab has more freedom in the east than in the west, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. a garment
of womanly peace
for muslims
that a few bigots
hate and detest
criminalize it
ban it
condemn it
as it serves
them best
to divert
the peoples attention
from economic failures
poor law and order
bad governance
of a cuckoos nest
mock it lock it
all in jest
their own
dress code
next to nothing
god be blessed

Sitting Without Hope The Umbrella Lady of Bandra Reclamation

Sitting Without Hope The Umbrella Lady of Bandra Reclamation, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. I mostly shoot pain , that sprouts like weeds that raises its ugly head on a mound of despair..life that is so badly fucked up it cannot be altered , renovated or repaired ...human debris lying on the roads unafraid , badly mauled mangled you cannot barter or trade ..life so miserable that into the soil it will soon fade, life that meaningless as a metaphor god in oxymoron haste unremittingly made ,on the soul of my fucked camera consciousness he accidentally placed ...deleted doomed formatted yet unerased , pain as a picture evenly aligned with my poem..badly defaced ...