A Roger Ekirch, At day’s close: night in times past: “suspending the heart of a bullock or pig over the hearth, preferably stuck with pins and thorns”. Barcelona’s inquisition records and other (later) sources also contain a desperate screech of (sometimes living) cats and a wide range of barnyard animals with pins stuck into them and bits chopped off them. I don’t think I’ve ever seen pig feet used before in this fashion in Western Europe, but they have the same function as the hand (and the eye, and perhaps the left nipple) of Fatima. Above, a trinity of them on a garage door in a place dedicated to Francisco Franco’s brother, who was, among other things, a Catalan Republican Left deputy, before he changed sides (and died anyway).
Whether they keep off or merely encourage the demons, I know not, but a pig foot and a bottle of beer constitute a fearsome act:
- Photos and video of snowstorm in Park Güell
Includes video of snow felling a pine tree and a photo of a municipal bus which almost skated its way down-town.
- The Singing Organ-Grinder’s top 10 pig songs
Sincerity meets spam.
- Zombie manufacturing
The death agonies of the car industry in Barcelona’s Zona Franca district.
- Esta quer siñela de undibel
A selection of Spanish Romani religious video.
- Eye and Hand of Fatima on gypsy door in Perpignan
Efforts have been made to erase a sticker of a member of the Incredible Hulk clan. Superimposed on the wooden cross