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Festival of the Virgin of El Socorro, Güímar
People dressed up as “Guanches”, the aboriginal Berber inhabitants of the Canary Islands, perform the apparition of the Virgin del Socorro to natives of Tenerife, on the beach of El Socorro, on the Spanish Canary island of Tenerife, on September 7,. The pilgrimage of the Virgin of the Socorro is one of the oldest romerias of the Canary Islands and gather more than 70.000 people each year
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One of the oldest festivals in the Canary Islands is the Pilgrimage of the Virgin of El Socorro held on September 7th in Güímar.
The ceremony represents the appearance of the figure on the beaches of Chimisay to Guanche shepherds. The fiesta starts early, with a contest to choose the best floats then moves on to the Iglesia Matriz de San Pedro Apóstol for mass.  After which thousands of people, walk to the top of Montaña Grande.
On descending into the town, where there are food and drink kiosks, craft stalls and games for the young, the pilgrims move to the beach where a group of Guanche performs a ceremony in honour of the Virgin of El Socorro.
The following day, the virgin is returned on the shoulders of the Guanche shepherds to the Ermita de El Socorro y en el Llano de la Virgen.  The day ends with a classic game “pares o nones” Even or Odd and the dance of the ribbons to the municipal band.
https://redqueenmusings.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/festival-of-the-virgin-of-el-socorro-guimar/
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Guanches (also: Guanchis or Guanchetos) are the aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands. It is believed that they migrated to the archipelago around 1000 BC or perhaps earlier. While it is generally considered that the Guanches no longer exist as a distinct ethnicity, traces of their culture can still be found intermixed within Canarian customs and traditions, such as Silbo, the whistled language of La Gomera Island. The Guanches were the only native people known to have lived in the Macaronesian region before the arrival of Europeans, as there is no evidence that the Azores, Cape Verde, Madeira and the Savage Islands were inhabited before that time.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guanches
Annual performance to honour "Our Lady of Candelaria" at Socorro Beach, Güímar
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenerife
La Romería de la Bajada de la Virgen del Socorro, es una romería de carácter popular que se celebrada en el mes de septiembre en el municipio de Güímar (Tenerife, Canarias, España). Declarada también Fiestas de Interés Turístico Regional. Es considerada la romería más antigua de todo el Archipiélago Canario, además de una de las más populares.
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romer%C3%ADa_del_Socorro
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Paço do Concelho
The Paço do Concelho is a building that is the city hall for Mindelo and the island council of São Vicente.
Mindelo (Cape Verdean Creole: Mindel’) is a port city in the northern part of the island of São Vicente in Cape Verde. Mindelo is also the seat of the parish of Nossa Senhora da Luz, and this island's municipality. The city is home to 93% of the entire island's population. The town is known for its colourful and animated carnival celebrations, with roots in Portuguese traditions and some Brazilian characteristics.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindelo
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São Vicente (Portuguese for "Saint Vincent"), also Son Visent or Son Sent in Cape Verdean Creole, is one of the Barlavento islands of Cape Verde. It is located between the islands of Santo Antão and Santa Luzia, with the Canal de São Vicente separating it from Santo Antão.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Vicente,_Cape_Verde
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Battle of the Chesapeake
The Battle of the Chesapeake, also known as the Battle of the Virginia Capes or simply the Battle of the Capes, was a crucial naval battle in the American War of Independence that took place near the mouth of Chesapeake Bay on 5 September 1781, between a British fleet led by Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Graves and a French fleet led by Rear Admiral Francois Joseph Paul, the Comte de Grasse. The battle was tactically inconclusive but strategically a major defeat for the British, since it prevented the Royal Navy from reinforcing or evacuating the blockaded forces of Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia. When the French were able to achieve temporary control of the sea lanes against the British, the result was the reinforcement of the Continental Army with siege artillery and French troops—all of which proved decisive in the Siege of Yorktown, effectively securing independence for the Thirteen Colonies.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Chesapeake
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The naval operations of the American Revolutionary War (also, mostly in British usage, American War of Independence), divide themselves naturally into two periods. The first ranges from 1771 until the winter of 1779, as the Royal Navy was engaged in cooperating with the troops employed against the American revolutionaries, on the coasts, rivers and lakes of North America, or in endeavouring to protect British commerce against the enterprise of American privateers. During the second period, the successive interventions of France, Spain, and the Netherlands extended the naval war until it ranged from the West Indies to the Bay of Bengal. This second period lasted from the summer of 1778 to the middle of 1783, and it included operations already been in progress in America or for the protection of commerce, and naval campaigns on a great scale carried out by the fleets of the maritime powers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_operations_in_the_American_Revolutionary_War
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Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
The Protestant Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (in German: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, but mostly just known as Gedächtniskirche [ɡəˈdɛçtnɪsˈkɪʁçə]) is located in Berlin on the Kurfürstendamm in the centre of the Breitscheidplatz.
The original church on the site was built in the 1890s. It was badly damaged in a bombing raid in 1943. The present building, which consists of a church with an attached foyer and a separate belfry with an attached chapel, was built between 1959 and 1963. The damaged spire of the old church has been retained and its ground floor has been made into a memorial hall.
The Memorial Church today is a famous landmark of western Berlin.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ged%C3%A4chtniskirche
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Berliner Dom
Berlin Cathedral (German: Berliner Dom) is the short name for the Evangelical (i.e. Protestant) Supreme Parish and Collegiate Church (German: Oberpfarr- und Domkirche) in Berlin, Germany. It is located on Museum Island in the Mitte borough. The current building was finished in 1905 and is a main work of Historicist architecture of the "Kaiserzeit".
The Dom is the parish church of the congregation Gemeinde der Oberpfarr- und Domkirche zu Berlin, a member of the umbrella organisation Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia. The Berlin Cathedral has never been a cathedral in the actual sense of that term since it has never been the seat of a bishop. The bishop of the Evangelical Church in Berlin-Brandenburg (under this name 1945–2003) is based at St. Mary's Church and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin. St. Hedwig's Cathedral serves as the seat of Berlin's Roman Catholic metropolitan bishop.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berliner_Dom
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Alte Nationalgalerie
The Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) in Berlin is a gallery showing a collection of Neoclassical, Romantic, Biedermeier, Impressionist and early Modernist artwork, part of the Berlin National Gallery, which in turn is part of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. It is the original building of the National Gallery, whose holdings are now housed in several additional buildings. It is situated on Museum Island, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alte_Nationalgalerie
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Bode Museum
The Bode Museum is one of the groups of museums on the Museum Island in Berlin, Germany; it is a historically preserved building. The museum was designed by architect Ernst von Ihne and completed in 1904. Originally called the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum after Emperor Frederick III, the museum was renamed in honour of its first curator, Wilhelm von Bode, in 1956.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bode-Museum
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Checkpoint Charlie Museum
The Checkpoint Charlie Museum (German: Haus am Checkpoint Charlie or Mauermuseum) is a museum in Berlin. It is named after the famous crossing point on the Berlin Wall, and was created to document the so-called "best border security system in the world" (in the words of East German general Heinz Hoffmann). On display are the photos and related documents of successful escape attempts from East Germany, together with the escape apparatus: hot-air balloons, getaway cars, chairlifts, and a mini-U-Boat.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkpoint_Charlie_Museum
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Schloss Charlottenburg
Charlottenburg Palace (German: Schloss Charlottenburg) is the largest palace in Berlin, Germany, and the only surviving royal residence in the city dating back to the time of the Hohenzollern family. It is located in the Charlottenburg district of the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf borough.
The palace was built at the end of the 17th century and was greatly expanded during the 18th century. It includes much exotic internal decoration in baroque and rococo styles. A large formal garden surrounded by woodland was added behind the palace, including a belvedere, a mausoleum, a theatre and a pavilion. During the Second World War, the palace was badly damaged but has since been reconstructed. The palace with its gardens are a major tourist attraction.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schloss_Charlottenburg
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Molecule man in a frozen Spree River in Berlin
100-foot Molecule Man sculpture on the Spree River, Berlin, Germany, in front of the Treptowers.
Molecule Man is a series of aluminium sculptures, designed by American artist Jonathan Borofsky, installed at various locations in the world, including Berlin, Germany, and Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA.
The first Molecule Man sculptures were made in 1977 and 1978 in Los Angeles, USA. The sculptures consist of three humans leaning towards each other, the bodies of which are filled with hundreds of holes, the holes representative of "the molecules of all human beings coming together to create our existence". A related sculpture is the Hammering Man.
The Spree (German : [ˈʃpʁeː]; Sorbian: Sprjewja, Czech: Spréva) is a river that flows through the Saxony, Brandenburg and Berlin states of Germany, and in the Ústí nad Labem region of the Czech Republic. Approximately 400 kilometres (250 mi) in length, it is a left bank tributary of the River Havel, which itself flows into the Elbe and then the North Sea. It is the river on which the original centre of Berlin was built.
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