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And now one for all the nostalgics out there. A blast from the past all the way back from 2003, the beautiful time when people refused to accept that the future was just around the corner.

girlyjames:

the-inspector-javert:

collecting-data:

vlajean:

someone literally named an asteroid after jean valjean are you fucking kidding me

now we know why javert spends so much time looking at the stars

Shout out to the dude from ‘70’s that was a part of the Les Mis fandom that decided to name it that because of the fact it was asteroid # 24601

Posted on Tuesday, July 29th at 17:44 source

#Les Miserables  #rire  

I don’t love him. But I take a treacherous delight in him.

Rosamund Hodge Gilded Ashes
Posted on Tuesday, July 29th at 16:38 source

#quote  #Rosamund Hodge  

Thracian tomb near the town of Pomorie, Bulgaria. 3rd-4th century BC.

This mausoleum-tomb is the largest Thracian tomb in Bulgaria and is thought to have been used both for burial and religious rituals. Its unique architectural design, which combines elements of Greek and Thracian traditions, consists of a long vaulted corridor and a round central chamber. The hollow circular column in the center contains a spiral stairway leading to the top of the mound.

Thracians were a group of Indo-European tribes who occupied a large region of central and southeastern Europe during Ancient Greek and Roman times. They were known to be superior fighters and are famous for their elaborate tombs and ornate metalwork in gold and silver.

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Revolutions arise out of political situations, not because some cities are structurally suited to insurrection. Still, an urban riot or spontaneous uprising may be the starter which sets the engine of revolution going. That starter is more likely to function in cities which encourage or facilitate insurrection. A friend of mine, who happened to have commanded the 1944 insurrection against the Germans in the Latin Quarter of Paris, walked through the area on the morning after the Night of the Barricades in 1968, touched and moved to see that young adults who had not been born in 1944 had built several of their barricades in the same places as then. Or, the historian might add, the same places that had seen barricades in 1830, 1848, and 1871. It is not every city that lends itself so naturally to this exercise, or where, consequently, each generation of rebels remembers or rediscovers the battlefields of its predecessors. […] Not every city is like Paris. Its peculiarity may no longer be enough to revolutionize France, but the tradition and the environment are still strong enough to precipitate the nearest thing to a revolution in a developed western country.

E J Hobsbawm Cities and Insurrections (1968)
Sandro Botticelli Portrait of a Young Woman of Frankfurt, detail (c. 1480-1485)
"We are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are. One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will. To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Posted on Tuesday, July 29th at 12:16 source

#Skyfall  #stunning  

folkmessiah:

gonna watch some HISTORICAL FICTION gonna become EMOTIONALLY INVESTED gonna learn TRUE FACTS gonna get PUMPED gonna go to the LIBRARY

by Ekaterina Grigorieva