"My" connection to the Americas and Spain? |🇮🇹 La "mia" connessione con le Americhe e la Spagna?

in hive-193552 •  4 months ago  (edited)

Cogli la bellezza ovunque!

Even today it was a wonderful cloudy day, with intermittent showers, but so light that you hardly noticed it was raining.

I took the opportunity to visit a little bit the center of Chiavari, with its beautiful churches, and walk along the waterfront promenade.

Fountains along the seafront promenade

Despite the gray sky, the place gives interesting spots of colors, such as these maritime pines...

Maritime pines along the promenade

... or these colorful boats in the marina... and what about those colorful houses in the background, in the upper part of the village?

And what about those colorful houses in the background in the upper part of the town?Foreshortening of the marina of Chiavari (and Chiavari high in the background)

Then, this Coast Guard aircraft really surprised me: did it have a malfunction and had to make an emergency landing?

Landing problems? 🙄

Ah no, some joker just decided to park it in the middle of the flowerbed, ahahahahh! 😊

Ah no, they just parked it "in the garden", ahahahhah!

And here's a little glimpse of the park at my house:

The backyard of my house? (when BTC reaches $500k 😁)

... yes, better said, may be my house shortly, when BTC will reach the value of half a million dollars? 😜



And here we are at the cover photo: the statue of Christopher Columbus, alleged discoverer of the Americas (so "our" history books tell us) who looks westward, thinking of reaching India by circumnavigating the globe.

His statue is standing above the three caravels:

La Santa María, also known as La Gallega, was the flagship of the fleet of three ships used by Christopher Columbus on his first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492 (the other ships were the Niña and the Pinta). The owner was Juan de la Cosa, an ethnic Basque man from Santoña, Cantabria (at the time of his part of Biscay), who operated in the waters of southern Spain. Part of the fleet at the express request of the Spanish Queen Isabel, who was incited by Columbus, the Santa María was the flagship of the Genoese as long as she remained afloat: stranded on Christmas Day 1492 on the shores of Haiti, due to the inexperience of the helmsman, the ship was partially dismantled to obtain wood for Fort La Navidad, built near a village of native Taíno, the first Spanish settlement in the New World. The hull of the Santa María remained where it was and is now the subject of a tight hunt for the wreck, apparently with no positive conclusion.

Compared to the Niña and the Pinta, which were caravels, the Santa María was a much larger vessel, belonging to the category of the nau, the large ships for transoceanic navigation developed by the Portuguese and Genoese during the 15th century.

It is believed that Santa María could also have been the name of the flagship which Columbus used during his second voyage across the Atlantic (a voyage in which both the Niña and the Pinta took part), although the only certain information on the name of the ship comes from Italian sources and would have it christened "Marigalante". Also that wood was owned by Juan de la Cosa.

(Source: Wikipedia)

!Christopher Columbus looks towards the Americas (thinking of reaching India)]()

Who knows how many lies we have been told about Christopher Columbus?

Will the descendants of the Native Americans, who survived the extermination that followed this "discovery of the Americas", also consider him a great man? 🙄


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Ita 🇮🇹

Anche oggi è stata una magnifica giornata nuvolosa, con piogge intermittenti, ma talmente leggere da non accorgersi quasi che stava piovendo.

Ne ho approfittato per visitare un po' il centro di Chiavari, con le sue belle chiese, e camminare sulla passeggiata lungomare.

Fontane lungo la passeggiata lungomare

Nonostante il cielo grigio, il luogo regala interessanti macchie di colori, come per esempio questi pini marittimi...

Pini marittimi lungomare

... o queste coloratissime imbarcazioni nel porticciolo turistico... e che dire di quelle case colorate sullo sfondo, nella parte alta del paese?

Scorcio del porto turistico di Chiavari (e Chiavari alta sullo sfondo)

Poi quest'aereo della guardia costiera mi ha proprio sorpreso: avrà avuto un'avaria, trovandosi costretto ad effettuare un atterraggio di emergenza?

Problemi di atterraggio ❓

Ah no, qualche burlone ha proprio deciso di parcheggiarlo in mezzo all'aiuola, ahahahahh! 😊

Ah no, l'hanno solo parcheggiato "in giardino", ahahahhah!

Ed ecco un piccolo scorcio del parco di casa mia:

Il giardino di casa mia? (quando BTC raggiungerà $500k 😁)

... si, per meglio dire, potrà essere casa mia tra breve, quando BTC raggiungerà il valore di mezzo milione di dollari? 😜



Ed eccoci alla foto di copertina: la statua di Cristoforo Colombo, presunto scopritore delle Americhe (così ci narrano i "nostri" libri di storia) che volge lo sguardo a occidente, pensando di raggiungere l'India circumnagigando il globo terrestre.

E' in piedi sopra le tre caravelle:

La Santa María, anche nota come La Gallega, fu l'Ammiraglia della flotta di tre navi utilizzate da Cristoforo Colombo nel suo primo viaggio attraverso l'oceano Atlantico nel 1492 (le altre navi erano la Niña e la Pinta). Il proprietario era Juan de la Cosa, un uomo di etnia basca di Santoña, Cantabria (ai tempi della sua parte di Biscaglia), che operava nelle acque del sud della Spagna. Parte della flotta per richiesta espressa della regina di Spagna Isabella, sobillata da Colombo, la Santa María fu l'Ammiraglia del Genovese fintanto che rimase a galla: incagliatasi il giorno di Natale del 1492 sulle rive di Haiti, causa inesperienza del timoniere, la nave fu parzialmente smantellata per ottenere legni per Forte La Navidad (it. "Fortezza di Natale"), costruito presso un villaggio di nativi Taíno, il primo insediamento spagnolo nel Nuovo Mondo. Lo scafo della Santa María rimase dov'era ed è oggi oggetto di una serrata caccia al relitto apparentemente priva di conclusione positiva.

Rispetto alla Niña ed alla Pinta che erano delle caravelle, la Santa María era un legno decisamente più grande, appartenente alla categoria delle nau, le grandi navi per la navigazione transoceanica sviluppate da portoghesi e genovesi nel corso del XV secolo.

Si ritiene che Santa María possa essere stato anche il nome dell'Ammiraglia di cui Colombo si servì durante il secondo viaggio attraverso l'Atlantico (viaggio al quale parteciparono anche sia la Niña sia la Pinta), seppur l'unico dato certo sul nome della nave deriva da fonti italiane e la vorrebbe battezzata "Marigalante". Anche quel legno era di proprietà di Juan de la Cosa.

(Fonte: Wikipedia)

Cristoforo Colombo guarda verso le Americhe (pensando di raggiungere l'India)

Chissà quante balle ci hanno raccontato anche su Cristoforo Colombo?

I discendenti dei nativi americani, sopravvissuti allo sterminio seguito a questa "scoperta delle americhe", lo riterranno anche loro un grande uomo? 🙄


Grazie per avermi dedicato il tuo tempo!

Qualsiasi tuo commento, è sempre molto gradito!

Ci si rilegge domani? 🙏

Un caro abbraccio! 🤗


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