Heads

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Alhondiga de Ganaditas, a former granary (now a museum) in Guanajuato, México, where the heads of four insurrectionists, including that of Padre Miguel Hidalgo, were displayed for 10 years by the Spanish authorities as a warning to their Mexican subjects
 


Four heads hung here 10 years.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Posted on June 7, 2014, in 5-7-5, Alhondiga de Ganaditas, Guanajuato, Mexico, Miguel Hidalgo, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Six-Word Saturday and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. Very interesting!

  2. Humans can be so barbaric. We should all hang our heads.

  3. Gargoyle collectors, I’ll bet.
    We finally are home, was gone cruising and U.K. visiting. From April 15 and home May 31. That included two nights in Key West.

  4. Wow! I’m glad I didn’t see them.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I’m sure it was a grisly sight!

      On Sat, Jun 7, 2014 at 7:02 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:

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  5. Definitely a severe and somber warning!

  6. That is a warning I would have heeded!

  7. Oh my goodness. Take this warning, indeed.

  8. Nothing like Mt. Rushmore,eh? 😉

  9. How human beings can do this to one another is mind boggling. As Elizabeth Kubler-Ross says, there’s a Hitler within all of us and a Mother Teresa in all of us. We choose.

  10. Oh boy…and what is happening right now in Ukraine, Syria etc. so, so sad…and thousands of immigrants are sailing and rescued by Red Cross etc. near an island in Italy….this weekend only about 2.500 people, kids too…

  11. Oh gosh what a sad piece of history. Important to remember it all though.

  12. The building is magnificent, but its history is scary.

  13. The shade and shadows are quite ominous – a stout building that holds an even darker past. A place where the mere hope for freedom was quashed…with a warning to all. Sad – freedom is truly not free at all…

  14. So glad you are still at this venture. You add so much to the blogosphere! Are you done teaching for the summer? We finish this week and WE ARE READY!

  15. I like Paula’s thought…I take comfort in knowing that we can choose. the four heads, I’m sure, made many people make the right choices.

  16. we love Guanajuato! Thanks for the history lesson and stallar shot! y

  17. I think I see a face in the shadow!

  18. A gruesome history, but yet the building facade staunchly offers a grand sense of beauty.

  19. 10 years! A dastard act!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      It was a bit excessive, wasn’t it?

      On Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 10:06 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:

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