Saturday, July 25, 2020


I'm no fan of the Corsican Upstart, but I do like this. Such power and majesty. Note, if you have the time and inclination, the similarity between this coronation and HRH Elizabeth II's. 

It's a similar thing at both events, see Josephine's Ladies, though vastly stylized by the 20th century. And, of course, Bonaparte crowns himself in an act of Promethean pride. Which is different.

Imagine the late Medieval equivalent and then, mind power permitting, understand the spirit of the remarkable people who found and conquered the New World.

Your Pal,