God’s Canvas

The roads may be dug up and replete with noisy traffic, sidewalks and beaches littered, parks anything but green but the skies in Karachi always make for a feast for eyes who care to look up ever now and then.

Be it sunsets at the far end of horizon where the ocean and skies embrace…
http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/07/01-29-07_1813-thumb.jpg

or the sun setting behind the hills that half the Karachiites don’t even know exist…
http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/07/40-thumb.jpg

or clouds announcing rain’s on its way…
http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/07/6-thumb.jpg

or lack thereof…
http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/07/1-thumb.jpg

Wouldn’t you wish you had something more than a VGA camera to capture God’s artwork on film.

20 Comments so far

  1. Bolshevik (unregistered) on July 14th, 2007 @ 10:10 pm

    *happy waala sigh* : )

    Major reason for loving Karachi: spectacular sunrises and sunsets. : )


  2. binary-zero (unregistered) on July 14th, 2007 @ 10:31 pm

    I still have the wish to see this on spot but whenever i come to karachi, its work work & work OR traffic jams / rains / missed flights and rolling on air port :P


  3. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on July 14th, 2007 @ 10:37 pm

    Karachi has the pottential to become a mordern city in the world.


  4. KhiTorPitt (unregistered) on July 15th, 2007 @ 12:10 am

    Due to so much construction going on everywhere, these sunset and sunrise scenes can only be seen at beaches.


  5. br0ke (unregistered) on July 15th, 2007 @ 12:24 am

    yeah i stopped to admire the wonderful sky once but the carwalas behind me on shara-e-faisal became furious so i had to stop admiring and drove away….
    talk abt insensitivity….
    stupid roadrage…..


  6. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on July 15th, 2007 @ 1:14 am
  7. Imran (unregistered) on July 15th, 2007 @ 2:12 am

    Breathtaking and serene is the beauty of Nature’s Canvas.


  8. original-faisal (unregistered) on July 15th, 2007 @ 2:14 am

    what a pleasantly refreshing post for a change…
    With all the chaos and confusiion that is inherently a part of any mega-city, these pictures remind us that if we take the time to pause and smell the roses, there is beauty to be found all around us.


  9. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on July 15th, 2007 @ 2:50 am

    Beautiful.


  10. zee (unregistered) on July 15th, 2007 @ 9:15 am

    Why the heck do we not see such great posts? Instead we have bear crap coming in from unaiza? LOVELY post Sid!! You should post some more (PLEASE!!!)


  11. zainab (unregistered) on July 15th, 2007 @ 5:06 pm

    Though its been ages that I visited Karachi I think that the beauty above provides a wonderful contrast to the dirt within and around.


  12. Dictator (unregistered) on July 15th, 2007 @ 5:47 pm
  13. Syed Johny (unregistered) on July 16th, 2007 @ 12:40 am

    hmm Nicee!!!


  14. Syed Johny (unregistered) on July 16th, 2007 @ 12:44 am

    lolzz @ dictator!


  15. Salman A. (unregistered) on July 16th, 2007 @ 3:29 am
  16. mansoor (unregistered) on July 16th, 2007 @ 3:26 pm

    beautiful sid!

    absolutely breathtaking!


  17. Hasan Zuberi (unregistered) on July 16th, 2007 @ 6:49 pm

    Just read the following translation … will take fardly a minute … further need no comment on the said post.

    In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

    055.001
    YUSUFALI: (Allah) Most Gracious!
    055.002
    YUSUFALI: It is He Who has taught the Qur’an.
    055.003
    YUSUFALI: He has created man:
    055.004
    YUSUFALI: He has taught him speech (and intelligence).
    055.005
    YUSUFALI: The sun and the moon follow courses (exactly) computed;
    055.006
    YUSUFALI: And the herbs and the trees – both (alike) prostrate in adoration.
    055.007
    YUSUFALI: And the Firmament has He raised high, and He has set up the Balance (of Justice),
    055.008
    YUSUFALI: In order that ye may not transgress (due) balance.
    055.009
    YUSUFALI: So establish weight with justice and fall not short in the balance.
    055.010
    YUSUFALI: It is He Who has spread out the earth for (His) creatures:
    055.011
    YUSUFALI: Therein is fruit and date-palms, producing spathes (enclosing dates);
    055.012
    YUSUFALI: Also corn, with (its) leaves and stalk for fodder, and sweet-smelling plants.
    055.013
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.014
    YUSUFALI: He created man from sounding clay like unto pottery,
    055.015
    YUSUFALI: And He created Jinns from fire free of smoke:
    055.016
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.017
    YUSUFALI: (He is) Lord of the two Easts and Lord of the two Wests:
    055.018
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.019
    YUSUFALI: He has let free the two bodies of flowing water, meeting together:
    055.020
    YUSUFALI: Between them is a Barrier which they do not transgress:
    055.021
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.022
    YUSUFALI: Out of them come Pearls and Coral:
    055.023
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.024
    YUSUFALI: And His are the Ships sailing smoothly through the seas, lofty as mountains:
    055.025
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.026
    YUSUFALI: All that is on earth will perish:
    055.027
    YUSUFALI: But will abide (for ever) the Face of thy Lord,- full of Majesty, Bounty and Honour.
    055.028
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.029
    YUSUFALI: Of Him seeks (its need) every creature in the heavens and on earth: every day in (new) Splendour doth He (shine)!
    055.030
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.031
    YUSUFALI: Soon shall We settle your affairs, O both ye worlds!
    055.032
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.033
    YUSUFALI: O ye assembly of Jinns and men! If it be ye can pass beyond the zones of the heavens and the earth, pass ye! not without authority shall ye be able to pass!
    055.034
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.035
    YUSUFALI: On you will be sent (O ye evil ones twain!) a flame of fire (to burn) and a smoke (to choke): no defence will ye have:
    055.036
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.037
    YUSUFALI: When the sky is rent asunder, and it becomes red like ointment:
    055.038
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.039
    YUSUFALI: On that Day no question will be asked of man or Jinn as to his sin.
    055.040
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.041
    YUSUFALI: (For) the sinners will be known by their marks: and they will be seized by their forelocks and their feet.
    055.042
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.043
    YUSUFALI: This is the Hell which the Sinners deny:
    055.044
    YUSUFALI: In its midst and in the midst of boiling hot water will they wander round!
    055.045
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.046
    YUSUFALI: But for such as fear the time when they will stand before (the Judgment Seat of) their Lord, there will be two Gardens-
    055.047
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?-
    055.048
    YUSUFALI: Containing all kinds (of trees and delights);-
    055.049
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?-
    055.050
    YUSUFALI: In them (each) will be two Springs flowing (free);
    055.051
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?-
    055.052
    YUSUFALI: In them will be Fruits of every kind, two and two.
    055.053
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.054
    YUSUFALI: They will recline on Carpets, whose inner linings will be of rich brocade: the Fruit of the Gardens will be near (and easy of reach).
    055.055
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.056
    YUSUFALI: In them will be (Maidens), chaste, restraining their glances, whom no man or Jinn before them has touched;-
    055.057
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?-
    055.058
    YUSUFALI: Like unto Rubies and coral.
    055.059
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.060
    YUSUFALI: Is there any Reward for Good – other than Good?
    055.061
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.062
    YUSUFALI: And besides these two, there are two other Gardens,-
    055.063
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?-
    055.064
    YUSUFALI: Dark-green in colour (from plentiful watering).
    055.065
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.066
    YUSUFALI: In them (each) will be two Springs pouring forth water in continuous abundance:
    055.067
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.068
    YUSUFALI: In them will be Fruits, and dates and pomegranates:
    055.069
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.070
    YUSUFALI: In them will be fair (Companions), good, beautiful;-
    055.071
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?-
    055.072
    YUSUFALI: Companions restrained (as to their glances), in (goodly) pavilions;-
    055.073
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?-
    055.074
    YUSUFALI: Whom no man or Jinn before them has touched;-
    055.075
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?-
    055.076
    YUSUFALI: Reclining on green Cushions and rich Carpets of beauty.
    055.077
    YUSUFALI: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
    055.078
    YUSUFALI: Blessed be the name of thy Lord, full of Majesty, Bounty and Honour.

    Sponsored by the MSA.


  18. katie (unregistered) on July 16th, 2007 @ 7:47 pm

    This is spectacular!!!


  19. Balma (unregistered) on July 16th, 2007 @ 9:13 pm

    Her cheez may Quran kee aayaat Daalnay kee kyaa zaroorat hae?


  20. Madonna (unregistered) on July 16th, 2007 @ 11:20 pm

    You only see what your eyes want to see
    How can life be what you want it to be
    You’re frozen
    When your heart’s not open

    You’re so consumed with how much you get
    You waste your time with hate and regret
    You’re broken
    When your heart’s not open



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