My view at graduation – the longer I’m here the closer to the front I sit!
I was especially taken with the realization than in the midst of these abstract shapes of mudejar quadrilobes were lions and castles – and that shield. Leon, Castile – and what? But still, Peter the Cruel (r 1334-1369) wanted ALL his subjects to understand his palace facade.
The early 17th Century Plaza Mayor in Madrid is really something – quite austere buildings around a huge open square. What surprised me was the approaches – you always enter through a thickness of buildings from another street, and often at something other than perpendicular to the interior geometry. Interesting!