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Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command…
Outdoor art in South Orange.
Once we noticed these, we became fixated on the incredibly detailed and cryptic iconography on them.
Elyse inspects an El Anatsui work on the wall. Sheets of rusted scrap metal and cracked mirrors combine into another masterpiece of the recycled.
My last Barcelona post. I think.
Sorry, couldn’t resist. A few selected videos and pix…
A few shots.
The high point for many pilgrims is a visit to “La Moreneta,” or Our Lady of Montserrat, a 12th century carving of a black Madonna and child which legend says was found in a grotto on the mountain. But you must see Josep Maria Subirachs’ St. George Chapel.
If I could describe the inside of La Sagrada Familia with one word…
Maybe eight miles of walking there and back, but wondrous.
Grottos shelter scenes of Jesus’ nativity, the baptism, the annunciation. Angels with brass trumpets herald the occasion. Terraces and stained glass windows — and yes, a Christmas tree.
I have more photos than I know what to do with, so let’s take this slowly. Some things in this world, nothing really prepares you for their insane awesomeness. Like Yosemite Valley, or driving down the steeper hills of San Francisco. Or the mind-bending hallucinatory creative spiritual genius of La …