It’s the start of the annual month long observance of Ramadan for our Muslim bothers worldwide. In this season Muslims do fasting from dawn until sunset. They refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual activities. They only eat and drink after sunset and they call it “Iftar” and before dawn which they call “Suhour”.
In this holy month most of the Muslims’ do intense prayers and do their fasting to obey Allah. It is also the month of giving for them.
Ramadan Kareem, means Ramadan the Generous Month, it is a greeting or expression.
” In a state of grace, the soul is like a well of limpid water, from which flow only streams of clearest crystal. Its works are pleasing both to God and man, rising from the River of Life, beside which it is rooted like a tree.”
Saint Teresa of Avila
The photo is the awesome scenery of River Limmat in Zurich.
I’ve got the chance and time to visit the Swiss museum of ceramics and glass – The Ariana Museum. The museum has 20,000 objects from collections that not only illustrate the evolution of contemporary creation in Switzerland but also the wealth of collections in Europe, the Near East and Far East. It is also the seat of International Academy of Ceramics.
The museum was founded by Gustave Revilliod in 1884 and named after his mother.
Just a few meters away from the Place du Bourg-de-four, in the center of Geneva’s Old Town is a 850 years old cathedral – St. Pierre or St. Peter Cathedral. This is the first cathedral that I saw which has no statues or icons of saints inside. According to its history , when Geneva’s residents accepted the Reformation they destroyed all the altars inside the cathedral, all the statues and most of the paintings in a rage.
As I’m sitting on a bench while eating my delicious french sandwich, I saw this stataue of a naked melancholy young woman. The statue according to the ever reliable search engine Google was created by a little-known Swiss sculptor named Heinz Schwarz, and was installed in a mini park adjoining Place du Bourg-de-four by the Fund for Contemporary Art of the City of Geneva in 1974. The statue’s name is Clementine.
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