Moon Landing?

Fuck you, bitches!

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32ºC at 22:15 in Valencia

Zoom LOL

daughter-of-castile:

klokwerkheart:

arekisandora:

last one I promise!!

I’ve always wanted to draw Fem!Spain so here she is~

she’s dressed in traditional Valencian dress for Las Fallas festival which takes place every year in March in the city of Valencia

*crawls under rock* 

I was in Valencia in March and the festival was going on - but forgive me  - is this a religious or a folk festival ? It was wonderful with  splendid fireworks and parties I adored it!

I think that is a mix of religious and folk but I’m not sure. I love the dresses of the girls *.*.
ranchelblah
We need your help!

I’m here, don’t worry…

The festival has two parts, one religious, and one traditional, but not religious. The religious one is La Ofrena (the Offering) in wich the Falleros, sorted by Fallas (a sort of clan), parade aroun Valencia until they reach the Plaza de la Virgen where they offer flowers to our patrion saint, La Verge dels Desamparats. There’s so many Fallas that this procesion goes on for three whole days, but meanwhile we do other things, of course.

The non-religious, but traditional part, it’s based on an very old tradition according to wich the carpenters of the city collected the wooden things they, and their neighbors, didn’t use anymore and burned them in the nearest square. Superstition was always there, and it became a ritual to welcome the Spring, to let the old things behind and welcome the new, so people started burning thing connected with bad feelings. Being a tradition among the low class it became a classic to make wooden dummies representing bad politicians, rich people and the most rotten of society, it was a comeback without a jail penalty.

In more modern times we acompany the Ninots (dummies), with satiric short poems in valencian. And that’s basically it.

klokwerkheart if I had knew you were coming I would have offered myself as an absolutely-free-historical-accurate tourist guide!

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  • Haytham: m... m-m
  • Edward: mother? are you trying so say mother, Haytham?
  • Haytham: may the father of understanding guide us
  • Edward: what
  •  I have seen many questionnaires but none including history. What a shame..
  •   1. Who is your favourite historical person?
  •   2. What is your country most famous for in history?
  •   3. What is your country most infamous for in history?
  •   4. Favourite historical era?
  •   5. Favourite weapon?
  •   6. Military unit?
  •   7. Historical dressing, uniform or costume?
  •   8. What is the last thing you have read/ listened/ spoke with historical reference?
  •   9. Favourite historical film?
  •  10. Pieces of art ( paintings, sculpures, lithographies, ect.) related to history you like most ( post an image of them)
  •  11. Have you participated in reenactment? What it was like?
  •  12. Would you take part in reenactment? In what era and as whom?
  •  13. Something random about some random historical person in a random era.
  •  14. Why you are interested in history ( a silly question, eh?) ?
  •  15. Were the history classes teached in an interesting way in your school/ college/ university? What would you do to improve them if you were the teacher / lecturer?
  •  16. Do you own some historical item? ( coin, clothing, weapons, books, ect) If yes which one is your favourite?
  •  17. What historical item would you like to own?
  •  18. Look at the clock and assume the numbers are forming historical year ( 17;58 would be 1758) What was / is / will be the world that year? Any event happened then or will happen?
  •  19. Favourite historical book?
  •  20. History crush?
  •  21. Historical game?
  •  22. Random historical fact about the place you are at the moment.
  •  23. Favourite historical song / with such reference?
  •  24. Most underrated historical figure?
  •  25. Most overrated historical figure in your opinion?
  •  26. Forgotten hero we should know about and admire?
  •  27. Favourite historical " What if... " ?
  •  28. Favourite "dream team" of specific era or the entire history?
  •  29. Great historical mystery you are interested in?
  •  30. Ask me a question of your own.
  •  Send me the numbers of the questions you wish to be answered in my "Ask".

14th of July, the perfect day to recieve my 9th Thermidor t-shirt.

cy-lindric:

Happy 14th of July, French National Day ! May the liberty, equality and fraternity be with you #FRESHANDFRENCH2K14

THANK GOD IT’S OVER

… and fuck you Messi.

daughter-of-castile:

stephaniehasekisultan:

Yo sólo he votado una vez, lo prometo por el pesebre del niño Jesús.

Lo he sacado de aquí: http://www.elmundo.es/historia.html

image ¿Quiénes son los RETRASADOS que han votado a Felipe el hermoso? -.-.

image 

¿Quiénes son los retrasados que han votado a Felipe V?

No, ahora en serio, en este caso no se, pero en otras ocasiones la mayoría conservadora de este país a visto en Felipe II el baluarte de sus principios ultra-católicos. Es por eso que gusta tanto entre ciertos colectivos.

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ranchelblah:

When communities distort their history so much to legitimize their actions they could write a fantasy/sci-fi Best Seller.

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