Abu Mazen, a 40 year-old man who lost both his legs during shelling by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, tries on prosthetic legs at Duma Charity Foundation for Prosthesis in the Duma neighborhood in Damascus, February 25, 2014. The center produces prostheses from different materials, including remnants of weapons, plastic mannequins and water barrels, and offer the devices to people who have lost their limbs during the war. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
This is one of the most heartbreaking, emotionally brutal and crude depictions of war I’ve ever seen, and yet there’s no blood, nor arms and nor terrified expressions around. The expression of insecurity in his eyes and hand, the roughness and inadequacy of the materials, how basic they are, the distorted dimensions of the so-called legs, the brave attitude of the volunteers in midst of war… This picture has it all to violently shake your soul.
In 1868, Enriqueta Martí was born in Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Spain. As a young woman, Enriqueta moved to Barcelona where she worked as a maidservant and nanny, but soon turned to prostitution. Martí was described as a strange, false, and unpredictable woman. As she grew older, Enriqueta began to lead a double life. During the day, she dressed in rags, begged for food, and looked for abandoned children to kidnap. She would then make the children into prostitutes or murder them.
By night, Martí dressed in luxurious clothes, hats, and wigs, and attended the El Liceu, the Casino de la Arrabassada, and other places where the wealthy of Barcelona gathered. Enriqueta Martí was also a practicing witchdoctor who used the remains of her victims to make remedies. From these children, she used everything from their fat to blood, hair, and bones. For this reason, Martí did not have problems disposing of the bodies of her victims. She used the human meat to make black market medicines and food that wealthy people were willing to buy.
Enriqueta Martí was finally arrested in El Raval, mezzanine number 29 of Ponent Street (today Joaquín Costa Street). The forensic experts managed to differentiate a total of twelve different bodies with what little evidence they were able to recover. In her house, police found fifty pitchers, jars, and washbowls with preserved human remains, greasy lard, coagulated blood, children’s hair, skeletons of hands, powdered bones, pots with the potions, ointments, and salves already prepared for sale. In spite of suspicions, experts at the time were unable to verify if she was the deadliest serial killer in the history of Spain.
It is clear that Enriqueta Martí murdered a large collection of children in Barcelona before being caught. Additionally, the public suspected her of kidnapping babies. During this time in history, there were many children who disappeared without a trace in Spain, so much so that the population lived in fear. Enriqueta was never tried for her crimes. She died a year and three months after her arrest at the hands of prisonmates. They killed her by lynching her on one of the prison patios. The death robbed authorities of the opportunity to expose all Martí’s secrets and gain information on her rich clients.
para blackban, con dolor.
Recopilación de golazos descomunales dedicada a todos los jóvenes barely legal que rondáis por támbler:
MATT LE TISSIER. Fue uno de los futbolistas más brillantes y geniales de los años 90. Jugó toda su carrera en el Southampton (1986-2002), y se negó a fichar por grandes clubes, como el Manchester United, que varias veces trató de ficharle. Él decía que no hay mayor reto que ganar a los grandes con un club pequeño.
Y que disfrutaba fumando puros y comiendo hamburguesas, también.
En Jot Down Magazine publicaron este excelente artículo sobre su figura.
Ah, y encima la música del vídeo es Take Me Out de Franz Ferdinand.
Modelaza (Taken with Instagram at Castell Torre Baró, Barcelona)
La dama salmó (Taken with Instagram at C.C. Arenas de Barcelona)
Bocatazos de @estupideces-infinitas y Eva (Taken with Instagram at Resurrection Fest)
Bowling! Bcn Tumblr meetup! @somerseta (Taken with Instagram)
Diegos (Taken with Instagram at Turo Park)
Taken with Instagram at Jüdischer Friedhof
A les escales (Taken with Instagram at Tacheles)
Tacheles Arthaus, última planta. (Taken with Instagram at Tacheles)
Al costat de l’hotel tenim un llaaaaaaac enorme!!! (Taken with Instagram at Weißer See)