Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunset

Sunset – it’s like a daily reset button
don quichote's fight vs. the windmills...
photo by Frizztext

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http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/the-weekly-photo-1-32/
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http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/weekly-photo-challenge-sunset/
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looking at those windmills I always remember the fight of Don Quixote vs. the windmills!

The Spanish legendary author Miguel de Cervantes wrote his story about Don Quixote and his servant Sancho Panza, the master of doubts. And mainly this was a book about the importance of DOUBT. Cervantes knew: it could be dangerous, to fight as a hero without any doubts – that is his everlasting message. He was the forerunner of all people, who are warning, that individuals, communities or systems sometimes live a complete lie – and therefore will meet their catastrophe in their very end.
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English is not my native language, but it is my great wish, to share some of my (at first German) essays with the world – so please, if you have a little time, help me to correct sentences with mistakes…

Don Quixote and Sancho Panza by Honoré Daumier

Image via Wikipedia

MIGUEL DE CERVANTES

1575 Cervantes embarked for the umpteenth time (the Spanish king fought with his ships against Arabian kings) in the Mediterranean area, but this time he was captured by a Turkish ship and was brought as a prisoner of war to Algiers, where Cervantes spent five years in dungeon custody.

In his novel we can find a fragment, where the hero Don Quixote frees a procession of galley prisoners. This chapter for example had been written with the author’s knowledge of his own real time of captivity. For five months Spain’s enemies put Cervantes in iron chains to break his will. But Cervantes managed a strike of twenty-five thousand prisoners of war. So Spain’s enemies felt glad, when the king of Spain paid a large sum of gold, to set him free.

Back in Spain Cervantes wrote his story about Don Quixote and his servant Sancho Panza, the master of doubts. And mainly this is a book about the importance of DOUBT. Cervantes knew: it could be dangerous, to fight as a hero without any doubts – that is his everlasting message.

He was the forerunner of all people, who are warning, that individuals, communities or systems sometimes live a complete lie – and therefore will meet their catastrophe in their very end.

But Cervantes is giving this message with humor – compare, on the other hand, the serious atmosphere of the elder parts of the bible!

The ironic Odyssey of Miguel de Cervantes therefore belongs in the phalanx of the most important cultural products in the history of Old Europe…
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33 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunset

  1. Brandon

    That is practically a picture perfect sunset. Excellent shot! http://aurelientt.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/weekly-photo-challenge/

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  2. What a stunning view!
    Amazing shot, sir!

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  3. northernnarratives

    Beautiful :)

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  4. thank goodness for the reset button. what a stunning photo!

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  5. thirdhandart

    Very nice shot! The white buildings in the foreground are wonderful as more details are visible. And, the sunset colors are marvelous.

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  6. It’s a gorgeous sunset. While sunsets for the most part tend to be too cliché, this one has enough space and mood and is able to evoke our imagination exactly because it makes one think about Don Quixote (although at the same time the picture seems very Greek to me). It must have been fantastic to have witness this breathtaking moment – which you have been able to convey so beautifully to us.

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  8. Sunset…like a daily reset button. Love it!!!!

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  9. I love the softness of this photo. I think the white foreground adds to the soft and gentle mood of the scene.

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  10. Beautiful photo! The moment I saw this, I had a wonderful flashback from a trip to Mykonos, Greece. I remember the windmills on that island.

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  11. Nice Shot Sir, the combination of color in the sky :)

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  12. love the composition of your photo…with the soft hues of the sunset casting a fantasy-like glow… :)

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  14. I can imagine pure white buildings during the daytime.
    Amazing shot.

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  15. This is incredible. What a sunset. I wish I could be there.

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  16. Such a gorgeous sunset! I love the contrast against the soft colors of the sky and the stark black lines of the windmill. The curves of the muted white buildings also adds element to the overall picture. The little village speaks volumes with the picture you took of serenity and calmness. :)

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  18. beautiful sunset. great capture :)

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  20. oh wow – what a striking image!

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  21. Absolutely stunning! :-)

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  22. I was enamored by the structures there and, of course, your sunset.

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  23. beautiful spot to enjoy the sunset……..

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  24. absolutely gorgeous. i love the stark lines. amazing sky. thank you for sharing.

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  25. Beautiful sunset, awesome setting :)

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  28. Love the photo, and there really isn’t much wrong with your English either :)

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