The Cave of the broken vases (and of full frames)
Is the frame part of a picture or not? Perhaps it is and it isn’t.
The frame acts as a boundary and shows the ambivalent nature of all boundaries: it opens by closing and closes by
The cave is fairly easy to reach; you don’t need to be an expert climber. From the panoramic viewing point facing the Isola of Foradada just take the path on your left. The walk takes about 20 minutes and it’s not a hard slog, on the contrary, the inebriating, resinous scent of the Mediterranean brush will inspire your senses together with the majesty of the scenery. Don’t make too many stops
But let me explain that the real beauty of this cave is not the cave itself, which, as caves go, is rather unexceptional – there are no primitive arcane rock paintings, there are no fantastic stalagmites and stalactites, there are no shiny minerals. The cave of the broken vases is a perfectly normal cave, quite simply a natural cavity in the rock. So why visit it? Well, because it acts as a frame – it’s not what you see in it but what you see through it.
But just what is to be seen from the cave of the broken vases? You will see,