Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Maritime Lisbon

(Photo by Sailor Girl)
«I used to rule the world, seas would rise when I gave the word. Now in the morning I sleep alone, sweep the streets I used to own... I used to roll the dice, feel the fear in my enemies eyes, listen as the crowd would sing: "Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!" One minute I held the key, next the walls were closed on me. And I discovered that my castles stand upon pillars of salt, and pillars of sand. I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing, Roman Cavalry choirs are singing. Be my mirror my sword and shield, my missionaries in a foreign field. For some reason I can not explain once you know there was never, never an honest word, that was when I ruled the world. It was the wicked and wild wind blew down the doors to let me in. Shattered windows and the sound of drums, people could not believe what I'd become. Revolutionaries wait for my head on a silver plate, just a puppet on a lonely string Oh who would ever want to be king? I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing, Roman Cavalry choirs are singing, be my mirror, my sword and shield, my missionaries in a foreign field. For some reason I can not explain I know Saint Peter won't call my name, never an honest word, and that was when I ruled the world...»
«Viva la Vida», by Coldplay, now playing at Rádio Atlântico Azul. The name of the song is also the name of the album and was inspired in a painting by Frida Kahlo. Inspirado numa obra de Frida Kahlo.

Frida Kahlo, «Viva la vida». 1954. Oil on masonite. 59 x 50.7 cm. Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico.

9 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Beautiful.
And I think I'll have a slice of that watermelon.

Sailor Girl said...

Thank you!!!!!

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Nice shots here, and the one from Monday is extraordinary!

Sailor Girl said...

Oh my! That is quite inspiring, ft. lauderdale!!! Thank you too!!!!

Small City Scenes said...

Very interesting 'maritime' phote. I like it!
Great Frida watermelon. MB

Sailor Girl said...

Thank you, MB! Regarding the watermelon, they gave the name to the first music now playing, «Viva la Vida»!!!

George Townboy said...

Fantastic "Photo by Sailor Girl" ... how unique!! Like the watermelon too.

George Townboy said...

I returned to cast a vote for Sailor's Pretty Mom to start her own blog!! Tell her I said so, lol.

LUIS MIGUEL CORREIA said...

Viva La Vida, Viva El Mar...