Posted on 25. Dec, 2009 by in Video

This pavilion housing Santa Claus at a mall here in South  Florida reminded me sharply of the elaborate pavilions that appear in the great French tapestries.  Those often depict a princess in an enclosed space that contains and honors nature and the sacred Feminine. Like its predecessors this pavilion in uncompromisingly pagan and firmly rooted in nature and yet it combines holly and palm trees and electric lights and outsize Christmas decorations. Like a cathedral, it is of superhuman scale Рyou can just see Santa inside the pavilion at certain points in the Lumiere. It is easy to see the commercial aspect of such a display, but I wonder what is so special that it attracts such an outpouring of traditional symbolism. Apologies for the shaky camera РI had to hand hold in the circumstances.

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