The Easter Rocket War of Vrontados
Every Easter, in the Greek village of Vrontados, members of rival churches sitting across a small valley stage a “rocket war” by firing thousands of homemade rockets towards each other while services are held. The objective for each side is to strike the bell of the opposing church. The festival, called Rouketopolemos, has been celebrated by the churches of Agios Markos and Panagia Erithiani for at least 125 years, its exact origins a mystery. Gathered here are images of this rocket war from the past few years.
Source: The Atlantic In Focus
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Wheat is Wheat is Wheat
Based in Israel, Paddy Mergui has come up with an intriguing series that explores what it would be like if luxury brands packaged and sold everyday groceries. The exhibition “is meant to highlight the challenges a designer faces when tasked with promoting economic interests while remaining true to his or her own moral compass.”
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon. These photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.
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