Saturday, February 2, 2013

A parrot near Ecce Homo

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A bird cage on the Via Dolorosa?
Enlarge the photo with a click or two and see the parrot's tongue.



Someone is giving him a hand--encouraging escape?

Jesus too was held in a cell right near this place.
The arch you see spanning the Way of the Cross is the Ecce Homo Arch.
In the Praetorium prison Roman procurator Pontius Pilate said the words "Ecce homo!"
John 19:5 reads "Then Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, 'Behold the man!'"
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(A post for Camera Critters.)
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15 comments:

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful parrot, the colors are lovely!

Fran said...

That bird is something, and the setting - wow! Thanks, Dina. You always have such wonderful posts.

Karen said...

Cool, that's not something you see every day!

Adullamite said...

Poor bird looks hungry.

Spiderdama said...

So much history in this streets.. and a colorful great parrot!:-)

VP said...

Is it blaspheme to image this creature saying to the passers-by 'Ecce Homo... ecce homo...'?

Jidhu Jose said...

pretty parrot

Fly on green leaf

RNSANE said...

Such a historically significant place.

The parrot is beautiful. I haven't seen many of that color, mainly macaws
which were predominantly red.

My Camera Critters is at:

http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2013/02/camera-critters-252-mother-and-baby.html#links

Pat said...

Beautiful bird!

Marie said...

What a gorgeous parrot! A lovely photo!

Visiting via Camera Critters

Leave It To Davis said...

Powerful words in your post along with the view of the street there. The parrot is so bright. Lovely!

Petrea Burchard said...

I love that you included this beautiful, historic street in your photos.

Leif Hagen said...

Did "Polly" want a cracker? Fun feathered friend foto find, Dina!

Birdman said...

Great bird!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful parrot!