Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Journey to Sevilla / Seville: Part III (2014)

In Sevilla / Seville: a tradition of upkeep that goes back many centuries.
Sevilla: another doorway. Or as William Blake put it in The MARRIAGE of HEAVEN and HELL (1790/93):
"If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern."
Sevilla: Dig the Moorish style. Knock and be received. 

Blake: "In the fifth chamber were Unnam'd forms, which cast the metals into the expanse."
Sevilla: Upper right quarter of another entrance. 

Blake: "There they were receiv'd by Men who occupied the sixth chamber, and took the forms of books & were arranged in libraries".

Sevilla: streetscape.

Blake: "Golden Spain burst the barriers of old Rome."

Today's Rune: Fertility. 


Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's almost startling to see the juxtaposition of sleek new transportation with ancient elaborate detailing. Fascinating!

jodi said...

Erik-Friends of mine that are true world travelers say that Spain is their favorite place to visit.