“It has the piercing gaze of the living and the fixed stare of the dead,” says dragonologist Jean-Marie Privat, “[and] breathes only in the shades of a strong, structured, nay, monotheistic state. It is both a representation of, and a figure of the transgression of, power, as testified by its presence in carnival. It is the incarnation of combat between good and evil, as in the Apocalypse.” It think it’s probably a few more things than that (“He was very notorious for robbing of Orchards..the frequent spoyls and damages of Trees..committed by this Apple-Dragon”), but the expo at the Paris Museum looks good.
- Nasty neighbours
Disputes that in England might be settled by single combat (thanks Transblawg) are often resolved here using anonymous notes left in
- The end of the puente aéreo Albacete-Barcelona
But may a new link to Zaragoza be in the offing?
- Carnival in court
Here, from 1957, is Cádiz Renfe’s stationmaster using the regional Information and Tourism-crat to get a carnival club to change the
- Time, a commodity
I always thought that a commodity was an article that could be traded, and that time (99-year lease, delivery in October,
- Diálogo con un dragón
– ¡Qué cabeza de dragón más bonita que llevas! – ¡No es una cabeza de dragón, tonto! ¡Yo soy un dragón! ¡Si