The Course of Empire by Thomas Cole. Having all five together in the same pin gives more impact to the meaning of the series. One of my favourite paintings on the evolution and progress of civilisation.
Laos “She stayed looking at me during few minutes but I couldn’t know what was the meaning of her bewitching eyes. Certainly a lot of curiosity to see a stranger going so deep in her country… this portraiture is for her: ‘The little girl with bewitching eyes.’” - Mathieu Faria-Fernandes
Desolation | Shattered hope | What does this place mean to the person standing in the doorway? Is this a home that he left? Or is this the castle that his mother told him stories about? Did he expect to find it in ruins? | What did he hope to find here? | Shon returning to the monastary