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  2. the red road leads to Sybil’s house

    Tagged #itapua #micro
     
  3. I was just thinking about this today. Now I want a breakdown of all the different british actors and radio journalists and which accent each one of them has

    explore-blog:

    14 British accents in 84 seconds

    (via Open Culture)

     
     
  4. nprbooks:

    Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America’s best-known writer.

    His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. And everything he had written, Garcia Marquez once said, he knew or heard before he was 8 years old.

    Chilean novelist Ariel Dorfman says Marquez’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech was one of the author’s most important messages to the world.

    "Garcia Marquez is speaking about all the people who are marginal to history, who have not had a voice," Dorfman says. "He gives a voice to all those who died. He gives a voice to all those who are not born yet. He gives a voice to Latin America."

    Read our full appreciation here.

    Image via See Colombia

    (via npr)

     
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  6. If you’re someone who believes that the way to a more sustainable, vibrant, and affordable city is through greater density, you can’t help but feel somewhat dismayed by how bland, big and graceless the apartments are that that going up everywhere.

    (Source: cityofseattle)

     
  7. caroline-rose-97:

    Learning to make chipa for semana santa!

     
  8. Well, we’re ahead of Brazil. Oh wait, they have a woman president.

    mapsontheweb:

    Seats Held by Women in National Parliaments

     
  9. The craziest thing about this is how the Christian kingdoms just sort of stretch downwards as Al Andalus retreats. The only other historical case like that I can think of, where multiple entities expand in parallel is in the south-eastern colonies of the early USA when they annexed native american territory west of the Appalachians. 

    mapsontheweb:

    The Reconquista

    LewHen:

    I posted this because every now and then I see people who seem to think that every part of Spain was under Muslim rule during the 8 centuries of Muslim presence on Iberia, when it clearly wasn’t.

     

  10. "The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second."
    — John Steinbeck, novelist, Nobel laureate (1902-1968)

    (Source: lyssahumana, via naked-under-raincoats)

     
  11. the seller of fruits! and potatoes

     
  12. the-actual-universe:

    radiolarian-ooze:

    spaceexp:

    Inspired by the other post today, Jupiter and its 4 largest moons the other night. Photo taken with iPhone 4.

    taken with a flippin’ iPhone 

    The future holds more accessible astrophotography and that’s super exciting.

     
  13. oregontopatagonia:

    It’s Holy Week. And every good catholic in Colombia is traveling to be with their family in the ramp up to Easter. We found this church to lift our spirits and remind us that modern buildings are ugly. Sanctuario de las Lajas. Also about 50 kids wanted their picture with us one at a time. We are basically happy zoo animals. #colombia #ipiales #laslajas #almosttoecuador #oregontopatagonia (at Santuario de las lajas (Ipiales-Nariño))

     
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  15. South America