There is some strange stuff in the Last Bookstore like this sculpture constructed of old books and called “Diagnosis”.
When we are in LA we always try to visit the Last Bookstore which has a vast collection of nearly new books. It’s a good opportunity to purchase inexpensive copies of books by American authors such as Willa Cather or Isaac Asimov.
“I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In Englands green & pleasant Land.”
The great 18th century English poet, William Blake, died 190 years ago, today.
Blake was influenced by the ideals of the French and American revolutions and was a non-conformist who was opposed to organised religion. He was buried in the Dissenter’s burial ground in Bunhill Fields.
There is a memorial window to William Blake in Wesley’s Chapel, across the road from Bunhill Fields.