Despite its car focus, Los Angeles does have some public transport. The Metro system is a network of suburban train lines centred on Union Station. Stations on the Gold Line feature public art like this book related sculpture at Indiana Station
“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.
The Lane Bookshop is hidden away in Old Theatre Lane off Bayview Terrace in Claremont. It has an excellent selection of books and you could spend hours browsing.
More original art by Kyle Hughes-Odgers from the “One Thousand Trees” exhibition at the State Library (see previous post). The book is published by Fremantle Press.