Sunday, May 5, 2024


Spain, as westerners know, was intensely Catholic. After all, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, who drove the last Muslim kingdom from Iberia and dispatched Columbus to the New World to, in the end, plunder and spread communicable disease, were known as Los Reyes Catolicos. It gave us the Spanish Inquisition. Like most of Europe, churchgoing isn't so much of a thing these days, but the monuments remain. The Toledo Cathedral is enormous and made me think about the portion of the region's resources devoted to creating it. I come from a Catholic family and education so, you know, I'm just saying.

This hasn't been much of a St. Louis photo blog lately. It's going to get worse. I arrive in New York today for a five day street photography workshop. Home sweet home.              


LuiZ FernandoS said...

When visiting gothic churches in Europe, I thought too how half of the money spent on raising them could improve the life of common people at that time

William Kendall said...

I look at these spaces from the perspective of architecture and photography.