Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Via Dolorosa, Via Crucis

Today's ABC Wednesday is brought to you by the letter V. Contributing blogs have various other Vs. Visit them at mrsnesbittsplace.

V is for Roman numeral V. The 5th Station of the Cross where Simon of Cyrene takes the cross from Jesus. Via Dolorosa is the Way of Sorrows.

Veronica wipes the face of Jesus at the House of St. Veronica, the 6th of the 14 Stations of the Cross in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Videotaping a procession.

Asian pilgrims walk the Via Crucis or Way of the Cross.

Very narrow streets, very many visitors.
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23 comments:

leslie said...

Hi Dina, I'll just comment here on your last V post. You always have such a VARIETY of words for the letter of the week and this week is no different. So many interesting photos and information to go along with them. Thanks for sharing. :D

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Dina,
Thanks for your recent visit and comment on my Blog.

Michelle said...

Thank you for the presentation on the letter "v". Very well done Dina

andrée said...

Thank you for showing me these important sites. They are such powerful images for me. A wonderful post for this week.

ellen b said...

Via Dolorosa,
It must be very interesting to see this in person. I was just at a catholic cemetery that had the stations of the cross in statues. Although I was taught and thankful for the sacrifice Christ made for us I wasn't familiar with the stations...

CaBaCuRl said...

Wow, so much effort into your V post, & fascinating also. I visited Jerusalem 20 years ago, & still have vivid memories of walking the city.

photowannabe said...

I walked on the Via Dolorosa in 2000. Your photos brought back so many memories. The one of Vad Vaschem is especially heart tugging. I will never forget that visit to it. Never, ever.

evlahos said...

very beautiful and interesting v posts

the donG said...

wow! maybe you'll really imagine how Jesus carried his cross as you see the path.

here in the philippines, it's not unusual to see people re-enacting Christ's passion. but i think it is still different when you really are in the place where Jesus passed.

babooshka said...

My head is spinnning. A whole collection of posts dedicated to v's. Excellent work, need to delve deeperinto these.

Ackworth Born said...

verily verily ...

Miss_Yves said...

Amazing post!
Miss Yves

Catherine said...

Your illustrations of V are well-found. Via Dolorosa, it couldn't be an other name! It's so "vivid" to see these place, they seem to stay exactly the same after so many years!

Donna said...

Thank you for taking us along! I would Never have been able to imagine the journey!!hughugs

RuneE said...

I see you have many Vs. In this one I think the composition in photo of the door touched me the most.

fishing guy said...

Dina: certainly a wonderful series of something I know of but have never seen. A very insightful post.

The D in D & T said...

Wow, it's so great to get to see these places - brilliant photos.

J&J said...

thanks for stopping at the Circus again.....the glass church was one of my favorite places on our vacation.....

Chuck Pefley said...

Lots of great V images!

AUHgal said...

Via dolorosa: I would have thought that it had more to do w/ pain or suffering

A great set of shots!

Katney said...

You have a wonderful series of V posts here. They all speak to me. I visited the Holy Land many years ago and saw many of these sites/sights.

Petrea said...

Beautiful. Fascinating. And you get to see it very often.

nina said...

Wow--you certainly had a profusion of V's!!

Nina at Nature Remains