|sent from: Newman St, London, UK. destination: Sammamish, Washington, USA|
I must have bought this card in the early 90s on a trip to Madrid, although I don’t remember seeing it, I can imagine roughly when it might have been. It would have adorned my university room, probably during the last year of my degree (you can see the marks left by the sticky tack in the corners). Doubtless it reminded me of some fantasy scene, I love the composition of the scene (the gnarled tree in the foreground, the bridge in the midground, the distant waterfall), all of which help sell the massive scale of the landscape. Plus the mood of the skies, the light coming from the cave, it’s wonderful.
Having just re-watched Peter Jackson’s Lord of The Rings films, it reminded me of those. This is being sent to the person with whom I watched Fellowship of the Ring in San Francisco for the second time in the cinema, which I did so she could convince me to just relax and enjoy the film for what it was rather than what I wanted it to be. I didn’t quite get there at the time, but I did almost 10 years later. Thank you, I miss seeing movies with you my friend.