Stepping into the gardens of the Shrine of the Bab . . .

. . . is like entering a hallucination. These are the words used by journalist Karl Vick in his article in Time World about the terraced gardens and the Shrine of the Bab at the Baha’i World Centre in Haifa.

The Centre has just reopened after a $6 million restoration which took three years to complete. The shrine stands as a testament to the survival of the Baha’i faith, which started in Iran.