Weekly Photo Challenge: Color; The Baha’i Gardens

First of all, I want to thank my readers and whoever commented – your words make a difference, so thank you!

I visited a friend that lives in Haifa and we went on a tour to the Baha’i Gardens. There are 19 terraces, connected by stairs (The garden and shrine are built on Mount Carmel).

The Baha’i faith was founded by Bahaullah in 19th century Persia, emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind – I thought that’s beautiful. It seems like a “live and let live” kind of faith – wouldn’t the world be a better place if all religions followed that line of thinking?

Unfortunately the tour guide didn’t talk a lot about the Baha’i faith, so I can’t really say anything about it. All I can do is just link to wiki.

I love the color green, and just looking at the flowers and thinking about the times invested in creating the garden just blows my mind. It’s definitely a form of art.

I added a gallery with some pictures. You’ll see I’m not too talented, and most of the photos are just a close up. I didn’t think about writing a post about it, or I would have tried taking better photos :)

Oh, and obviously, this post is part of the weekly photo challenge. I would love to see what you posted about!

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20 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Color; The Baha’i Gardens

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  2. Beautiful place. Would love to travel to the Middle East, in particular Iran. I love Persian art, music, and architecture. Don’t know much about the Baha’i faith either, but Sufism is pretty beautiful.

    • Iran is probably beautiful, or so I imagine. It’s strange to think how close it is…I would love to travel there too, can’t see that happening in my lifetime.
      I actually don’t know a lot about Sufism, I’ll google it.

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  4. Wonderful place – I always like visiting gardens such as these because they transport me to another world. Makes me appreciate life more because there’s just so many gorgeous places to see. I would love to be able to visit Baha’i Gardens someday. Cheers!

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