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Student of Comparative Literature, avid reader, art connaisseur, living in the middle of nowhere, works at night

At the First Touch of Winter, Summer Fades Away by Valentine Cameron Prinsep (1838-1904)
oil on canvas, 1897

At the First Touch of Winter, Summer Fades Away by Valentine Cameron Prinsep (1838-1904)

oil on canvas, 1897

(Source: paintingses, via fassyy)

Built in 1980 and unused for some years, the Linnahall is one of the biggest architecture structures in Tallinn. Though the decay seems unstoppable, tourists and people from Tallinn come here often to enjoy the fantastic view over the city of Tallinn and the Baltic Sea from the rooftop of Linnahall.

hungrylikethewolfie:

steamfitter:

yourpervert:


In 1808, Napoleon, running out of scenic holiday destinations to invade, somehow totally forgot about his neighbor to the south, Spain. So that year he dispatched his troops, kicking off the Peninsular War.
Only 20 years old and working as a barmaid in the town of Valdepenas, Juana Galan was not expecting a surge of French soldiers to come storming through her village. But on June 6, that’s exactly what happened. At that time, most of the men were fighting Napoleon’s forces elsewhere in the nation. Juana, unfazed by things like rifles and Frenchmen and French riflemen, began organizing the women in her village to form a trap for the approaching army.
When the army arrived, Juana and her friends were ready. They dumped boiling water and oil on the French troops, which by all accounts will instantly take the fight out of pretty much anyone. Then Juana, armed with only a batan, beat back the heavily armed French cavalry with her squad of village women, almost none of whom were armed with guns.
The French retreated, giving up on capturing not just Juana’s town but the entire province of La Mancha, leading to ultimate Spanish victory. Today, she is seen in Spain as a national hero, a symbol of resistance, strength, patriotism, feminism and hitting shit with a stick.
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That’s one hell of a portrait.

hitting shit with a stick

This is maybe the best portrait of anyone that I’ve ever seen, ever.

I’d like to meet her. Instantly.

hungrylikethewolfie:

steamfitter:

yourpervert:

In 1808, Napoleon, running out of scenic holiday destinations to invade, somehow totally forgot about his neighbor to the south, Spain. So that year he dispatched his troops, kicking off the Peninsular War.

Only 20 years old and working as a barmaid in the town of Valdepenas, Juana Galan was not expecting a surge of French soldiers to come storming through her village. But on June 6, that’s exactly what happened. At that time, most of the men were fighting Napoleon’s forces elsewhere in the nation. Juana, unfazed by things like rifles and Frenchmen and French riflemen, began organizing the women in her village to form a trap for the approaching army.

When the army arrived, Juana and her friends were ready. They dumped boiling water and oil on the French troops, which by all accounts will instantly take the fight out of pretty much anyone. Then Juana, armed with only a batan, beat back the heavily armed French cavalry with her squad of village women, almost none of whom were armed with guns.

The French retreated, giving up on capturing not just Juana’s town but the entire province of La Mancha, leading to ultimate Spanish victory. Today, she is seen in Spain as a national hero, a symbol of resistance, strength, patriotism, feminism and hitting shit with a stick.

(x)

That’s one hell of a portrait.

hitting shit with a stick

This is maybe the best portrait of anyone that I’ve ever seen, ever.

I’d like to meet her. Instantly.

(Source: lady-eboshi, via my-nightmareblues)

Straßenworte

Straßenworte

centuriespast:

Young Girl Writing a Love Letter, c. 1755
Pietro Antonio Rotari
Italian, 1707-1762
Oil on canvas
33-3/8 x 27 in. (84.8 x 68.6 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation

centuriespast:

Young Girl Writing a Love Letter, c. 1755

Pietro Antonio Rotari

Italian, 1707-1762

Oil on canvas

33-3/8 x 27 in. (84.8 x 68.6 cm)

Norton Simon Art Foundation