The Bay Psalm Book, expected to sell today for up to thirty million dollars, could become the world’s most expensive book. Casey N. Cep looks at the story behind the first English-language book printed in America: http://nyr.kr/If1O3E
“Psalters are an unfamiliar genre for many, even those who worship regularly. Psalm-singing had for centuries been the demesne of a hand-picked choir, but the English Reformation invited the voices of the entire congregation. This printing of the Psalms in verse, set to meter, allowed them to be sung by all. Thus the Bay Psalm Book is a kind of hymnal.”
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Visiting Castle Monument Colomares, Benalmadena Malaga Spain.
I’m back in Spain after a very short trip to Norway. I was there for work so it was short and sweet. But coming back to my boyfriend, my cats and eating breakfast outside in the sun is what I appreciate the most nowadays.
Here few shots of today’s cultural visit to the castle Monumentum Colomares just 3 min drive from my home.
The castle is a storytelling of Columbus actual achievements and dreams that he had. A small castle loaded with many nice stories. Come and visit next time you’re here :-)