Iconoclasm, Temple of Bel destroyed yesterday

I loved Palmyra, hitched there through the desert to an oasis of beautiful ruins.

Temple of Bel_Palmyra

Iconoclasm has a terrible history in the West also: ‘The double-bind of the iconoclast is that he finds paintings to be worthy of attack because he acknowledges the power of visual and kinetic experience.’ Ellen Spolsky (Ordinary Dutch Landscapes’, Common Knowledge, Fall, 1996, p169).

Palmyra, temple being destroyed

In a blog on a great concert (by William Barton and Anthony Garcia) I talk about iconoclasm.