This incredible photo marks the end of Matador Torero Alvaro Munera’s career. He collapsed in remorse mid-fight when he realized he was having to prompt this otherwise gentle beast to fight. He went on to become an avid opponent of bullfights. Even grievously wounded by picadors, he did not attack this man.
Torrero Munera is quoted as saying of this moment: “And suddenly, I looked at the bull. He had this innocence that all animals have in their eyes, and he looked at me with this pleading. It was like a cry for justice, deep down inside of me. I describe it as being like a prayer - because if one confesses, it is hoped, that one is forgiven. I felt like the worst shit on earth.”
I’ve reblogged this at least two other times but this is possibly one of my favorite photos ever.The bull is just like ‘hey r u ok?’ it’s so powerful
I’m going to cry :c
Powerful though the combination of image and words is, it isn’t entirely true. Munera is quoted in the Snopes article.
There is a, like, 5 second moment of McCoy shouting for Nurse Chapel in the 2009 movie, and then in ID it’s mentioned that she’s transferred ships because she was a one-night stand of Kirk’s. Which is completely OOC for the original Christine Chapel.
Reading Room, John Rylands Library, Manchester (via Gary995)
A local favourite of mine.
I had this idea almost a year ago and finally got around to finishing it—it was born from a dumb inside joke (probably), so I took this screencap and went through the many layered, painstaking process of making Nimoy into a zombie, and then made it a poster.
(If for some reason you want a bigger copy, hit me up.)
yeah emily you bitch
“The concept is simple. Take a blank sheet with nothing but the basic outline of a pinup girl and illustrate a unique scene around her.”
This is fucking amazing.
“These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place or where concentration camps stood. They were designed by different sculptors and architects, conveying powerful visual impact to show the confidence and strength of the Socialist Republic. In the 1980s, these monuments attracted millions of visitors per year, especially young pioneers for their ‘patriotic education.’ After the Republic dissolved in early 1990s, they were completely abandoned, and their symbolic meanings were forever lost. From 2006 to 2009, Kempenaers toured around the ex-Yugoslavia region with the help of a 1975 map of memorials, bringing before our eyes a series of melancholy yet striking images.”
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"Perpetually shrouded in mist, the Kalinga village of Buscalan sits high up in the Cordillera Mountains of northern Luzon, Philippines. Although all of the tattooed warriors are now gone, the village is teeming with tattooed elderly women that wear the artistry of the last Kalinga tattoo artist: 89-year-old Whang Od who learned the art of batok (tattoo) from her father.”
A wonderful article about a very old and profound tradition. Click the photo to read the full article.
SKATEISTAN: To live and skate in Kabul - film short here.
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