jenniferrpovey: necromanticowboy: useless-catalanfacts: thepiva…

Friday, October 16th, 2020

jenniferrpovey:

necromanticowboy:

useless-catalanfacts:

thepivanquisher:

jamespwellington:

savagedefectives:

‘previously undreamed-of’

this just gave me a glimpse into an alternate reality where human society functions the way carpenter ant society does

We actually have something similar in India. It’s done for the festival of Janmashtami which celebrates the birth of Krishna. The story goes that when he was a baby, Krishna was always getting into pots of yogurt and white butter and just eating it by the handfuls. So his parents and village took to hanging the pots from the ceiling to keep it from him. But he and his friends would get long sticks and climb on each other’s shoulders and steal the pots anyway. So on Janmashtami now, people attempt to recreate his heist and it’s just the most adorable thing.

Castellers from Catalonia found out about this tradition in India, and they thought it was amazing that we had such a similar tradition so far away. So they went to India to meet them. They filmed it all and released it as a documentary on YouTube (called Dahi Handi – Documental viatge a l’India, you can find it easily).

Then in 2006, they invited a team of govindas from India to perform in Vilafranca’s square during their festivities. Vilafranca’s central square, especially during the Sant Fèlix festivities, is the place for castells. It’s the most important center for this tradition (people from Tarragona please don’t kill me for saying this but you know it’s true). And the Vilafranca colla (casteller group) is one of the best and most important ones in all Catalonia, they’re like superstars in the world of castells. So this is a huge honour to be invited by the castellers of Vilafranca. The govindas also received an official welcome in the city hall, and invited to a rehearsal of the Vilafranca castellers. They rehearsed together and then made a tower all together in Vilafranca’s central square, where the Vilafranca castellers were at the base to make the govindas’ structure stronger and higher:

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(The ones with white shirt and black trousers are Indian govindas, the ones with white trousers and green shirts are the Catalan castellers from Vilafranca)

Everybody was very happy and the govindas and castellers got along together very well so, in 2019, 200 castellers from Vilafranca (including the mayor, who is a member) went to India to visit them again for the
Janmashtami

festivity (that @thepivanquisher​ explained) in Mumbai.

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The day they arrived in India, the Vilafranca castellers did some castells in front of the Gateway of India monument, ending with two pilars where the anxenetes (the kids on top) unfolded a flag of India and a flag of Catalonia.

The castellers and govindas also rehearsed together in Mumbai. I’ve seen a video and it’s so
lovely, it was in a square of a working class neighbourhood and it was
full of people waiting to meet them.

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The castellers were also invited to take part in the ritual before
Janmashtami, and they were also received by the Islamic community of a neighbourhood of the city. They were very happy to be so well received.

And then the day came:

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(That’s govindas doing their tower and behind you can see the Vilafranca castellers, in their usual clothes, cheering for the govindas).

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(And that’s the castellers doing their castell after!)

The castellers also performed in a school in the Mumbai and used their rest of the time there to give support to the NGO Mumbai Smiles which helps fight against poverty in the slums.

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(The castellers in a school)

Again, they got along very well and were happy to celebrate together their shared passion. They have also learnt from each other: the Catalans showed their method to the Indians so they now can build higher towers, and by looking at how Indians climb they learned how to be faster. That’s why they have invited each other to their countries more times after that.

I think it’s wonderful and I hope to see more of such exchanges
😄

(By the way, we don’t call them “human towers”. In Catalan, “castell” means “castle”. They are human castles, and “castellers”, the people who do it, means “castle-ers” or “castle builders”.)

I love this

I love it I love it!!!

Now THAT is wonderful cultural sharing!

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ryan-potter: Auli’i Cravalho attends the 89th Annual Academy…

Saturday, September 12th, 2020

ryan-potter:

Auli’i Cravalho attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

This re-reblog brought to you courtesy of Tumblr’s inept implementation of content moderation.

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chandelyer:Dolce & Gabbana f/w 2019-2020 couture

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

chandelyer:

Dolce & Gabbana f/w 2019-2020 couture

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official-mugi: The fuck you looking at? Keep scrolling

Friday, April 24th, 2020

official-mugi:

The fuck you looking at? Keep scrolling

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fuckyeahannecarson: – Stephen Gill, from The Pillar (2016-2019)

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

fuckyeahannecarson:

– Stephen Gill, from The Pillar (2016-2019)

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whetstonefires: geekandmisandry: systlin: nyabbycat: riallashe…

Sunday, September 8th, 2019

whetstonefires:

geekandmisandry:

systlin:

nyabbycat:

riallasheng:

mockwa:

Some countries have trained builders in the informal sector in safe building techniques.

Took me a bit but I was able to find their youtube channel! ^^

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6vasuRFx3t3NTISG6iwUeA

They REALLY like making pools of one kind or another, it’s fun to see.  Plus they have a few tree houses they’ve made and the like

oh my god

SUBSCRIBED

I just spent over an hour lost on that channel. It’s actually super soothing. They don’t talk ever, just ambient building noises.

i became So Impress when they started making their own bricks and by the end they had made. so many bricks.

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chandelyer:Hussein Bazaza s/s 2019 rtw

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

chandelyer:

Hussein Bazaza s/s 2019 rtw

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some fruit doves!!!

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

amissionnebula:

silverhawk:

silverhawk:

fruit doves are some of my fave birds bc of how beautiful their plumage is, so heres some of the species so they can be more Appreciated!!!!

many-colored fruit dove

rose-crowned fruit dove

superb fruit dove

jambu fruit dove

orange fruit dove

golden fruit dove

black-naped fruit dove

pink headed fruit dove

black chinned fruit dove

yellow breasted fruit dove

@alackofghosts

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revolutionnaire-e: fewmorepages: Sterling Publishing is…

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

revolutionnaire-e:

fewmorepages:

Sterling Publishing is releasing some of our favorite classics with some seriously pretty new covers in March 2012. Click here for more information.

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humanlighthouse: “You were my new dream” a small gift for…

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

humanlighthouse:

“You were my new dream”

a small gift for @chidi-anagonye and @sourbetes

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oceanodroma:A lil pollen dusted Yellow-rumped warbler in a…

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

oceanodroma:

A lil pollen dusted Yellow-rumped warbler in a cherry tree eating all the little bugs he can find. 

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chandelyer:Zuhair Murad spring 2017 couture

Monday, March 19th, 2018

chandelyer:

Zuhair Murad spring 2017 couture

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Speroergosum’s Gift

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

roxymoron101:

speroergosum:

roxymoron101:

Happy Holiday’s @speroergosum. It was awesome being your Santa and it was great getting to know you!

I hope you enjoy your present, i picked the 9 songs that make me think about Wellenore the most!

Haunted by the ghosts of your precious love 

Haunted -Shane MacGowan
& Sinead O’Connor

Blinded me with science-
Thomas Dolby

Love me dead – Ludo

Weird Science – Oingo Boingo

Strange Machines – The Gathering

White Queen (As it Began) –
Queen

Rocket Man – Ninja Sex Party

Time After Time – Eva Cassidy

As long as your mind –
Wicked

OMG I LOVE IT THANK YOUUUU!!

I esp love how most of the songs are completely new to me *heart eyes* more music YAYA

Yay! I’m glad to hear! I hope you enjoy! My personal favorite on the list is the Rocket Man cover by Ninja Sex Party (My favorite comedy band)

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Dana Bushman

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Dana Bushman:

jaybushman:

My sister and brother-in-law lost everything in the fires this week. This is her harrowing description of what happened – if they weren’t already packing up to go, they might not have made it out alive.

I know there’s a lot of terrible things going on in various parts of the world at the moment, but if you can spare even a little bit to help, they’ve got a gofundme page here.

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snailkites: Progress on this week’s bird! Finished version…

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

snailkites:

Progress on this week’s bird! Finished version coming later this week once I finish the background.

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thalassarche: Blue-tufted Starthroat (Heliomaster furcifer) -…

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

thalassarche:

Blue-tufted Starthroat (Heliomaster furcifer) – photo by Claudio Gonzáles Rodríguez

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arsenicinshell: Perfect Match between Art and Fashion

Friday, May 12th, 2017

arsenicinshell:

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Perfect Match between Art and Fashion

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dailybenleslie: I’m thinking about my future.

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

dailybenleslie:

I’m thinking about my future.

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legionofpotatoes: I have crossed the horizon to find…

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

legionofpotatoes:

I have crossed the horizon to find you.

Moana was incredible.

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thorsodinson: Look at you, glowing like a solar fire. You’re…

Monday, September 19th, 2016

thorsodinson:

Look at you, glowing like a solar fire. You’re something special. You’re gonna rattle the stars, you are.

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