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Marilena.
I'm 19.
Greek/Armenian.
Currently living in Huddersfield, England.
I enjoy music, philosophy, history, concerts, random acts of kindness, food, walking, sports, volunteering, literature, films, documentaries, learning, adventures and more.

sexorcize:

yahoneydip:

This fucking woman

You all know this is gonna be us as grandparents

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i wanna get drunk and kiss a lot and not think for a while

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ghostsista:

armenianhighland:

Առորա ՄարտիկանեանAurora MardiganianArmenian girl at the age of fourteen saw her entire family get slaughtered as she was made to watch. After that she forced to march over 1,400 miles, during which she was kidnapped and sold into the slave markets, Aurora ended in the hands of Ottman Officers and  was brutally raped and tortured by Turkish, Kurdish and German officers for two years. Besides being raped , she was physically tortured because she did not renounce her Christian faith.This was not a unique story as it is shared by tens of thousands of other Armenian, Assyrian and Greek women during the Armenian Genocide. but was is unique is what happened next. She stayed strong and managed to escape and eventually end up in USA. 
Knowing her fight was not over, In 1918, the book “Ravished Armenia” based on her story was published in USA, written by her with the help of Harvey Gates. Then, by the plot of this book, the first film about the Armenian Genocide was produced in Hollywood, where she came up as a screenwriter and actress.The entire revenue of the film, 30 million American dollars was provided to 60 thousand Armenian orphans suffering from the Genocide.
Mardiganian was referred to in the press as the Joan of Arc of Armenia, describing her role as the spokesperson for the victims of the horrors that were then taking place in Turkey and the catalyst for the humanist movement in America. She is just one of the many millions of victims of the Armenian Genocide. A Genocide that claimed 1,5 million Armenians, 750 thousand Assyrians and 900 thousand Greeks. And left millions of others scared for life.
She died in 1994, he endured hardships and tragedy left an lasting mark on her soul. 

Amazing! Thank you for sharing this!!

ghostsista:

armenianhighland:

Առորա Մարտիկանեան
Aurora Mardiganian

Armenian girl at the age of fourteen saw her entire family get slaughtered as she was made to watch. After that she forced to march over 1,400 miles, during which she was kidnapped and sold into the slave markets, Aurora ended in the hands of Ottman Officers and  was brutally raped and tortured by Turkish, Kurdish and German officers for two years. Besides being raped , she was physically tortured because she did not renounce her Christian faith.

This was not a unique story as it is shared by tens of thousands of other Armenian, Assyrian and Greek women during the Armenian Genocide. but was is unique is what happened next. She stayed strong and managed to escape and eventually end up in USA. 

Knowing her fight was not over, In 1918, the book “Ravished Armenia” based on her story was published in USA, written by her with the help of Harvey Gates. Then, by the plot of this book, the first film about the Armenian Genocide was produced in Hollywood, where she came up as a screenwriter and actress.

The entire revenue of the film, 30 million American dollars was provided to 60 thousand Armenian orphans suffering from the Genocide.

Mardiganian was referred to in the press as the Joan of Arc of Armenia, describing her role as the spokesperson for the victims of the horrors that were then taking place in Turkey and the catalyst for the humanist movement in America. She is just one of the many millions of victims of the Armenian Genocide. A Genocide that claimed 1,5 million Armenians, 750 thousand Assyrians and 900 thousand Greeks. And left millions of others scared for life.

She died in 1994, he endured hardships and tragedy left an lasting mark on her soul. 

Amazing! Thank you for sharing this!!

— 5 hours ago with 92 notes

nowinexile:

A woman reaches under a block from the apartheid wall trying to hold the hand of her mother on the other side. Many families have become segregated after the Israeli occupation regime completed the construction of the wall which runs through Palestinian lands. This is just one of thousands of cases. 

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hadaes:

likeafieldmouse:

The Monet Room

when i was there i was gob-smacked; the monet room is made up of multiple “sub-rooms” with different paintings that make up one specific sighting - it has a very serene atmosphere and the paintings are gigantic! 

hadaes:

likeafieldmouse:

The Monet Room

when i was there i was gob-smacked; the monet room is made up of multiple “sub-rooms” with different paintings that make up one specific sighting - it has a very serene atmosphere and the paintings are gigantic! 

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Tumblr, you’ve done it again.

Gotta love the little spinning earth next to the logo.

— 2 days ago
Ό,τι γίνει

Είναι η αβεβαιότητα που σε καίει καθώς ισοπεδώνεται η στιγμιαία ελπίδα.

Χάος τα αισθήματα σου λέω, χάος.

Κι αυτό το μπαρ πια, το τι έχει δει δεν περιγράφεται.

Καθώς μπαινοέβγαινα με το τσιγάρο στο χέρι, καθόταν στην άκρη του τραπεζιού προς την είσοδο.

Δεν ξέρω αν κάπνιζα τόσο από άγχος  ή από περιέργεια.

Δεν ξέρω αν έπινα από στεναχώρια ή εξάντληση ψυχής.

Σήμερα δεν έλεγε να αφήσει τα μάτια της από πάνω μου.

Πάντα μου άρεζαν τα παιχνίδια των ματιών.

Το βλέμμα ενός ανθρώπου πάντοτε μου’λεγε περισσότερα απ’ότι το στόμα του.

Ανάθεμα αυτά τα βλέμματα.

Δεν ξέρω αν αλλάζαμε το βλέμμα μας από αδρεναλίνη ή επιφυλακτικότητα.

Το παράδοξο σύννεφο καθόταν πάνω μου και γελούσε σιγανά.

Γελούσα κι εγώ μαζί του καθώς σκεφτόμουν τα χείλη σου.

Ένιωσα τον οικείο κόμπο στο λαιμό.

Τσουγκρίσαμε για πολλοστή φορά με τη φίλη μου.

«Να’μαστε καλά να φιλοσοφούμε με ντέρτι και φλόγα στη καρδιά ρε φίλε».

Πέρασε η ώρα.

Έφυγα για σπίτι.

Άφησα τον εαυτό μου στο ξύλινο σκαμπό, απέναντι από τις ροκ ταπετσαρίες της εφηβείας μου.

Άφησα τον εαυτό μου στο ψηλό τραπέζι με τα χαμόγελα  και τα γέλια.

Κάπνισα ένα τελευταίο τσιγάρο σε μια γειτονιά με τη παρέα του αδερφού μου καθώς ακούγαμε μουσική από ένα CD του.

Ένιωσα το χρόνο να μου ψιθυρίζει γλυκά μπαλάντες χαμένων ευκαιριών.

Την επόμενη φορά, αλήθεια, το υπόσχομαι -

«ό,τι γίνει».

 

— 2 days ago with 1 note
#something I wrote 

archiemcphee:

When French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu looks up at the patches of blue sky between city buildings, he imagines fanciful characters existing in the geometric gaps formed by the neighboring buildings. Lamadieu shoots photos of those patches of sky and illustrates them for an ongoing series entitled Sky Art. Thus far he has drawn pictures on the skies over streets and enclosed courtyards in France, Germany, Belgium and Canada.

Head over to Thomas Lamadieu’s website to view more images from his whimsical Sky Art series.

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hangthecyst:

My baby cousin having the time of his life on a swing has made my day 111189x better

— 2 days ago with 4 notes
digdaga:

Urban complex Beijing

digdaga:

Urban complex Beijing

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"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it."
Maya Angelou (via motiveweight)

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