Religious life (850 Subjects)
Funeral procession of the king of Tonkin (Vietnam).
Carriages with livestock and other provisions leave Hanoi. They are destined to feed the soldiers and other followers of the funeral procession of the king of Tonkin (Vietnam).
Funerary procession of the king of Tonkin (Vietnam).
The Virgin of Iber (Bleeding Vrefokratousa). The icon was kept at the Gate of the Resurrection (today part of the Red Square) in Moscow. According to the tradition, the Virgin bleeds because she was stabbed in the cheek by an iconoclast.
Icon of Virgin Vrefokratousa Tricherousa (three-handed).
Icons seen by the author in Russia.
Portrait of the Archbishop of Moscow in vestments of the Resurrection ceremony.
View of Saint Basil's church, Moscow.
Ivan the Great Bell Tower, next to the Assumption cathedral at Cathedral Square in Moscow.
The Great Bell of Moscow or Tsar Bell at Kremlin.
View of the first palace of the Tsars at Kremlin, Moscow. In the foreground one of the now-lost monasteries of Kremlin.
Icons of Indian deities worshiped by the Kalmyk nomads of the Caucasus.
Ancient tombs on Don river near the Black Sea, Russia.
Tomb and votive offerings from Taman, Russia.
Ancient votive offerings of terracotta and marble from Thebes.
Fountain at the remains of church near the sea walls of Topkapi palace in Istanbul. According to the author, the Greek Orthodox people of Istanbul would come to the fountain on the feast of the Transfiguration. Several of them would bury themselves in the sand and then drink from the holy fountain, thus realizing a symbolic transfiguration.
Leisure scene at the streets of Istanbul during the Bayram feast.
Muslim funeral in Istanbul.
Procession accompanying the Sultan from Topkapi Palace to the mosque.
Reception of a caravan comprised of officials on a pilgrimage at a convent in Jerusalem.
The interior of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem: a priest distributes the Holy Fire.
The fountain at the courtyard of Sinan Pasha mosque in Damascus.
The lunar eclipse which the author watched during his stay at Mosul. In the foreground a mullah explains to a Western European, possibly the author himself, the high importance of this phaenomenon to Muslims.
Rock-cut Persian mausoleum at Çehel-minar near Şiraz, southwestern Iran.
The mausoleum of Muslim saint Shah Alam in Ahmedabad, India.
Celebration of the feast of Huli in Kabul. The feast, a remnant of pagan cults, lasted the two days of the full moon of February. On the second day, the inhabitants of Kabul would gather at the central square and destroy a gigantic effigy made especially for this festivity. The feast closed as a child, symbol of the new-born god, shot his arrows at the giant's heart.
Death of an Indian fakir on the shores of Ganges river.
A woman is thrown into her husband's funeral pyre, India.
View of the mausoleums of Qutb Shahi dynasty at Golkonda, India.