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utwo · a day ago
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Castello della Pietra
Pietra Castle was built as an outpost for Beseno Castle, which rises above it. It owes its name to the fact that it is located on a large cliff edge, the remains of a huge landslide: the Italian word "pietra" means "stone". Built in a strategic position, it was situated at the border between the county of Tyrol and the Venetian Republic until the 16th century. This area was the scene of battles that went down in history, such as the Battle of Calliano on the 10th of August 1487 or the meeting of Austrian and French troops under Napoleon at the end of the 18th century.
© P. Rajkai
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yesterdaysprint · 14 days ago
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Springville Journal, New York, May 8, 1947
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allthingseurope · 4 months ago
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Santorini (by Margo, just Margo)
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his-dark-materials-trilogy · 6 months ago
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Oxford in 1810 painted by JMW Turner vs a photograph taken in 2015
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ochipi · 6 months ago
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Things you shouldn’t do at an archaeological dig
Just walk past safety signs to ask what we’ve found
When the site’s been opened for the public, stay on the path we created for you, we care for your safety.
If you are stupid enough for trespassing, don’t bring kids in. There’s diggers and trucks and tractors driving about. Uneven walkways and non-visible dangers like polluted soil. And you’re setting a bad example
Don’t go asking us “what is that?” Or “what’s that for?”. We are just unearthing and registering according to governmental and scientific standards. 99% of us are not experts on what lies in front of us.
Start poking things
Taking pictures. It’s fine for private use, but we’re not able to check that. Also, have respect if there’s human remains
Don’t try to be more of an expert than we are. You don’t need to teach us pottery. We know the baking processes. Don’t show off your physical strength to us. Don’t start on how “history is kind of my passion too”.
Don’t start about documentaries. They present the most exiting but least possible theories. Actual science is usually quit boring to the untrained eye.
Don’t ask us if we expect skeletons. We do have a code of honor. No one is buried with the idea of becoming a tourist attraction. We’ll say no anyway
No there’s no gold. And I am not Indiana Jones. And I am not a paleontologist. If you keep doing and asking dumb things, maybe see an anthropologist. Geology rocks but geography is where it’s at.
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searchhousing · 3 months ago
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royalsofhistory · a month ago
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💌 Details of the painting of Poland’s first female monarch, Jadwiga of Anjou (1384–1399), by Italian-Polish painter, Marcello Bacciarelli, circa 1768–1771.
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70sguru · 4 months ago
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A woman at a reproductive rights march in Pittsburgh, PA. 1974.
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fiagai-cnuasaitheoir · 9 months ago
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This is Cultural Appropriation
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The version of the wheel of the year we see today was popularised by Wicca which was founded by Gerald Gardener. Who was an English man. Ireland was very badly oppressed by English colonialism. The British slaughtered a lot of Irish people while they were being overtaken. And they are also the reason so many people starved in the famine. The British are also the reason Ireland converted to christianity instead of paganism.
This wheel is a jumbled up mess of a variety of European holidays all merged into one and labelled “Wicca”. This is appropriation as its unacknowledged where all these came from.
Not all European countries are the same and these colonial countries are not entitled to claiming the traditions they colonised.
In Ireland May Day/Bealtaine was still celebrated in certain counties until the last century. But people are still misusing it and mispronouncing it. Pronouncing Samhain “Sam hain” instead of “sow wen”, unaware that it is the Irish word for November. And that Bealtaine is the word for May. In a language still used.
English colonialism is the reason we starved The reason we stopped speaking our language as widely. And a religion popularised by an English man is now using our words without directly crediting the cultures.
And now its further reinforced by the way that people are taking these words out of context. Mixing them up with other European words. Without giving credit to any of the countries they came from.
Its like how people will take chakras from hinduism and sage from native americans and throw some jesus in and just call it “new age spirituality”
(Native people have it even worse than the situation with Irish culture. Native Americans are going through so much shit. Cause people use spirituality as an excuse to just take shit)
You can’t use things without acknowledging the fact that they are from specific cultures.
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This is a more Irish accurate wheel of the years. Please acknowledge the cultures you got these words from.
I have more info on the holidays on my page. Lora o brien is another good native resource. Please share this with anyone who uses the wheel of the year.
Other European countries feel free to share a your countries more culturally accurate wheel of the year.
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breathtakingdestinations · 3 months ago
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Venice - Italy (by Naval S) 
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theamazingdigitalart · 2 months ago
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The amazing digital art of Imad Awan
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utwo · 2 days ago
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Castle Finstergrün Austria
Burg Finstergrün consists of two castles. The old castle, today in ruins, dates probably from the 12th century. The new castle, built around the old castle was completed in 1908. However, it looks very similar to a historical castle because it was built in the style of the 13th century. Today Finstergrün is a youth hostel.
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yesterdaysprint · 2 months ago
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The Behaviour Book: A Manual for Ladies, 1853
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allthingseurope · 4 months ago
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Cork, Ireland (by Lu Gar Lu)
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triflingthing · 5 months ago
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maximalist interiors
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viwantstoknow · 4 months ago
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besteurope · 2 months ago
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Edinburgh - Scotland (by Catherine Poh Huay Tan) 
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