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streets of Madrid . 😍

"fui sobre agua edificada . mis muros de fuego son . " // [ I was built over water . My walls are made of fire . ] // La Historia :
In 806 when the Mauri (Moors) people first arrived to what is now known as Madrid, they named it "Mayrit" for the many underground lakes they found. Aiming to protect their new territory and resources within it, they began building a fortress around the city using flint - a material which when struck with weapons from invaders would create sparks against the wall resembling fire .
#españa
#madrid

Kings Palace & Cathedral de la Almudena

Side note:
The Grand Cathedral was not officially complete (including consecration) until 1993... construction began in 1883. 😫😳👀 The Royal Palace has 3480 rooms but visitors can only visit about 50 of them . Quote from the tour guide that resonated - "It seems a waste of space is better than waste of money." 😂

#truethings
#madrid2018
#españa

tour of barcelona's gothic quarter . 😍
#espania2018
#barcelona
#spain

over here wondering why no one told me that tapas tastes like heaven . ..
so good !

Tot ziens Amsterdam. het is echt ... thank you for being the location where I learned about decolonization of knowledge and of the mind, where I met and dialogued with amazing black and disaporic scholars and activist, tasted for the first time Surinamese food, and participated in the ketikoti festival honoring and celebrating the emancipation of enslaved peoples of surinam and other communities of resistance . I have been blessed with this experience and am ever inspired to continue in this struggle for resistance and dominant culture counter narrative work. Much love to BESS18 and the minds that came together in love, solidarity, and activism. Bedankt dat je een deel van mijn reis bent. #blacktransnationalexellence #blackexcellence #blackresistance

when the evidence of colonialism is built into the architecture of the city .

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the manifestation of inspiration in human form appears as Dr. Philomena Essed . #blackeurope #blackresistance #solidarity

Black European Summer School Tour w/ Jennifer Tosch (Black Heritage Tours of Amsterdam) & photos from our visit to the Black Archives with Mitchell Esajas & Camille Parker . 📚 #blackhistory #blacklegacy #blackresistance #blackpower

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