who can you love? when love kills like somebody gave cupid a gun.

 

brazilwonders:

At school we learn that the green represents the forests; the yellow, gold; and the blue, the sky. Poetry for innocent ears. This is the romantic view of the facts that our teachers teach us, leaving aside the truth about brazilian greatest symbol. The real meaning of the flag is way more complex. That is what you are going to learn in the upcoming text.
The green doesn’t represent our exuberant forests. It represents the “Casa Real Portuguesa de Bragança”. A noble portuguese family, which had a lot of influence and importance in Europe and in the world till the beggining of 20th century, of which D. Pedro I was part of. Here is Pedro II, king of Portugal’s personal flag:

The yellow doesn’t represents brazilian gold, but “Casa imperial Austríaca de Habsburgo”, of which D. Leopoldina was part of. Arising at 19th century, it was dynasty of several states and territories. Here is the flag of the Habsburg Monarchy:

The blue and the stars symbolize national states and their position in the sky of Rio de Janeiro on the date of the Proclamation of the Republic. Maybe the only thing poetic and brazilian in the flag. However, some say that the blue and white were also the used colors in portuguese flags. Next you can see the name of each star and the state which each represent.

Ordem e Progresso. The theme was based on positivist phrase “Love as a principle and order based; Progress at last.” (L’amour pour principe et l’ordre pour base; pour le progrès but.). Of the French philosopher Auguste Comte.
The current brazilian flag was created by Raimundo Teixeira Mendes (positivist philosopher and mathematician), Miguel Lemos (director of Positivist Apostolate of Brazil), Manuel Pereira Reis (astronomer) and Décio Villares (painter). 

Even after everything: the flag still being the most beautiful of all the flags.  

brazilwonders:

At school we learn that the green represents the forests; the yellow, gold; and the blue, the sky. Poetry for innocent ears. This is the romantic view of the facts that our teachers teach us, leaving aside the truth about brazilian greatest symbol. The real meaning of the flag is way more complex. That is what you are going to learn in the upcoming text.

The green doesn’t represent our exuberant forests. It represents the “Casa Real Portuguesa de Bragança”. A noble portuguese family, which had a lot of influence and importance in Europe and in the world till the beggining of 20th century, of which D. Pedro I was part of. Here is Pedro II, king of Portugal’s personal flag:

The yellow doesn’t represents brazilian gold, but “Casa imperial Austríaca de Habsburgo”, of which D. Leopoldina was part of. Arising at 19th century, it was dynasty of several states and territories. Here is the flag of the Habsburg Monarchy:

The blue and the stars symbolize national states and their position in the sky of Rio de Janeiro on the date of the Proclamation of the Republic. Maybe the only thing poetic and brazilian in the flag. However, some say that the blue and white were also the used colors in portuguese flags. Next you can see the name of each star and the state which each represent.

Ordem e Progresso. The theme was based on positivist phrase “Love as a principle and order based; Progress at last.” (L’amour pour principe et l’ordre pour base; pour le progrès but.). Of the French philosopher Auguste Comte.

The current brazilian flag was created by Raimundo Teixeira Mendes (positivist philosopher and mathematician), Miguel Lemos (director of Positivist Apostolate of Brazil), Manuel Pereira Reis (astronomer) and Décio Villares (painter). 

Even after everything: the flag still being the most beautiful of all the flags.  

brazilwonders:

fancypantskid:

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Brasil: States

Everyone was posting these, so I decided to make one myself. :)
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occupiedmuslim:

From the series Aldeia Maracana : Indiians VS FIFA
by Kim Badaw
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 2 : Thiago Pater Kayapo and Samantha Aweti Kalapalo the day before they are wed at Aldeia Maracanã on February 2, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Despite their tribal differences Thiago and Samantha are dating. Both from Northern Amazonian tribes, they are in conflict. Over 500 years ago, Kayapo a tribe, slaughtered 500 warriors from the Aweti and literally “ate” them. Since tensions have existed between both of these ancestral tribes. Thiago and Samantha are only not allowed to date but definitely not to get marry. Nonetheless, within the safe-space of Aldeia Maracana their forbidden love is welcome.

occupiedmuslim:


From the series
 Aldeia Maracana : Indiians VS FIFA

by Kim Badaw

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 2 : Thiago Pater Kayapo and Samantha Aweti Kalapalo the day before they are wed at Aldeia Maracanã on February 2, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Despite their tribal differences Thiago and Samantha are dating. Both from Northern Amazonian tribes, they are in conflict. Over 500 years ago, Kayapo a tribe, slaughtered 500 warriors from the Aweti and literally “ate” them. Since tensions have existed between both of these ancestral tribes. Thiago and Samantha are only not allowed to date but definitely not to get marry. Nonetheless, within the safe-space of Aldeia Maracana their forbidden love is welcome.


Detail of the veiled angel of death, from Honor Roll Monument in Prospect Park, Augustus Lukeman.

Detail of the veiled angel of death, from Honor Roll Monument in Prospect Park, Augustus Lukeman.

(Source: c0ssette)