Věra Čáslavská is a Czech national hero. She openly protested the soviet occupation of her homeland and called for democratization. To avoid being arrested, she spent the weeks leading up to the Olympics hiding in the mountain town of Šumperk.
At the Olympics, she continued to subtly voice her views. After appearing to have won the gold medal on floor outright, the judging panel curiously upgraded the preliminary scores of Soviet Larisa Petrik, and declared a tie for the gold instead.
She protested her Gold medal ceremony by quietly turning her head down and away during the playing of the Soviet national anthem. She became a national hero and was banned from the Olympics.

Věra Čáslavská is a Czech national hero. She openly protested the soviet occupation of her homeland and called for democratization. To avoid being arrested, she spent the weeks leading up to the Olympics hiding in the mountain town of Šumperk.

At the Olympics, she continued to subtly voice her views. After appearing to have won the gold medal on floor outright, the judging panel curiously upgraded the preliminary scores of Soviet Larisa Petrik, and declared a tie for the gold instead.

She protested her Gold medal ceremony by quietly turning her head down and away during the playing of the Soviet national anthem. She became a national hero and was banned from the Olympics.

(Quelle: mervanator, via get-to-know-cz)

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flo’s giveaway

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while so after I got a couple of requests it was about time! Thanks for following me, you’re all wonderful :—)

What you get;

  • vintage French worker’s jacket (unisex, one size, though kinda oversized if you’re small like me!)
  • disposable camera (27 exp.)
  • a copy of 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami 
  • vintage teacup + two herbal teas
  • two small Muji notebooks
  • assorted badges + charms
  • body shop coconut shower cream
  • Muji avocado soap
  • assorted origami paper
  •  3 reproduced vintage French postcards
  • some super cute colgate earrings
  • 4 national trust magnetic bookmarks
  • a handmade shakespeare brooch
  • vintage elastoplast tin
  • + some secret things!

To enter you must be following me, even if you only like and don’t reblog! Your entry won’t be counted otherwise! ( quiettea ). Likes = 1 entry, reblogs = 10 entries! You must also have your ask box open and be willing to give me your address so I can post it! I’ll be picking a winner on October 30th. Good luck m’dears!

Just as a heads up; I’m away on the 31st so I’m going to end this on the 30th instead!

This is my favorite fucking church next to the sagrada familia

>Church of St. Elisabeth (Bratislava)

The Church of St. Elizabeth (Slovak: Kostol svätej Alžbety, Hungarian: Szent Erzsébet templom), commonly known as Blue Church (Modrý kostolík, Kék templom), is a Hungarian Secessionist (Jugendstil) Catholic church located in the eastern part of the Old Town in Bratislava, Slovakia. It is consecrated to Elisabeth of Hungary, daughter of Andrew II, who grew up in the Pressburg Castle (pozsonyi vár). It is called “Blue Church” because of the colour of its façade, mosaics, majolicas and blue-glazed roof.

The one-nave church was built in 1907-1908, four years after the plans of Ödön Lechner to build a church in the Hungarian Art Nouveau style. The so-called Hungarian secessionist style forms dominate in the church. Lechner also drew plans of the neighbouring gymnázium (high school) and of the vicarage.

The façade was at first painted with light pastel colours. Later the church got its characteristic blue colour. A line of blue tiles and wave-strip encircles the church.The interior is richly decorated with altarpieces. On the altar there is an illustration of St Eliizabeth, depicted giving alms to the poor.

A model of the church is in Mini-Europe in Brussels, representing Slovakia.

Slovakia hungarian catholicism bratislava fuck yeah blue