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Three years ago Real Madrid won its 18th Copa del Rey thanks to a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo in extra time.

- Relive it: match | celebration [1] [2]

Allow me to take a walk down memory lane for a second. This was the game that jessicacohn and I watched while in Barcelona in a bar FULL of culés, culés that were singing their culé songs and wearing their horendous culé jerseys. We were the ONLY two Madridistas in the entire place and we weren’t trying to hide it:

We wedged our way to a table with a clear view of the screen and drank vodka lemonades (oh and a tallboy budweiser that came free with admission because thats apparently what they drink in Barcelona) for about 3 hours. Then FINALLY, in extra time Cristiano scores a beautiful header and Jess and I had to endure the bitter culés shit talking Cris, to which we reply “HE’S NOT A PIECE OF SHIT, HE JUST SCORED.” (Which we have on video and it still makes us laugh). We waited nervously through the 2nd 15 minutes of extra time and then ¡CAMPEONES! And I swear to god those culé bar owners couldn’t turn the tv off fast enough. So we saw none of the epic celebrations, only this:

We took the metro back to our apartment and as we were about to get off the train, this girl looks at us in our Real Madrid accouterment and just says “You better run.” But we didn’t. We went out to a few bars that night to celebrate (or tried to anyway because everything closes mega early in Barcelona because its not nearly as exciting as Madrid) and then woke up to about a million different versions of THIS photo circulating around tumblr:

And I had a mini stroke in the kitchen as I tried to process the sexiness of that moment. 

Basically, I hope the same thing happens tomorrow.

Goddamn.

Goddamn.

(Fuente: justthedesign.com)

(Fuente: bottass, vía withasingleballoon)

At the centre of it all, quite literally, was Gerrard; the boy from Huyton who was raised a Red, idolised John Barnes, dreamt of being Steve McMahon, lost a family member in what remains the saddest, most hurtful chapter in Liverpool’s history and had dedicated his adult life to representing not just his club but also his city. Of course he cried at the end, and of course it was him who told those around him to keep going. After all, he’s kept going ever since he was 18.

The scrawny substitute of November 1998 has become a man, leader, icon and force of nature in front of our eyes and now stands on the brink of his crowning achievement. Forget Istanbul ’05 and Cardiff ’06; this is the one Gerrard really wants, the one you believe he would swim through lava and dance through broken glass for.

Outsiders don’t get it. Those from Salford sing about how Gerrard handed in a transfer request but seem to have conveniently forgotten that, 24 hours later, he took it back and chucked it in the bin, that for all his doubts he ultimately knew, in his heart of hearts, that Liverpool was the only club for him. His is a cause, not a career, and now, 16 years after he replaced Vegard Heggem against Blackburn on a cold afternoon at Anfield, Gerrard stands on the brink of achieving it all. x

Not gonna lie, I shed a couple tears this morning seeing Stevens reaction to this win. ESPECIALLY because this weekend marked the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Knowing that he lost a cousin that day, knowing what Liverpool means to him, and everything this club has gone through the past couple seasons just made all the emotions so much more intense. Humans don’t get much better than Steven Gerrard.

(Fuente: secretariats, vía aconstantache)

beautiful-basque-country:

Donostiako Alde Zaharra / Old Town, Donostia.

beautiful-basque-country:

Donostiako Alde Zaharra / Old Town, Donostia.

(Fuente: Flickr / txetxi62)

fastcompany:

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fastcompany:

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Me every. single. morning. on my way to work.

Me every. single. morning. on my way to work.

(Fuente: flowergrowedwild, vía borkbork)

asweetsmilewithafoulmouth:

I’ll never chase a man but if he has tattoos and a beard I might power walk. 

(Fuente: mayhemsmistress, vía vaguelydirty)

brazilwonders:

Escadaria Selarón no Rio de Janeiro, RJ (by Ling Ge)

brazilwonders:

Escadaria Selarón no Rio de Janeiro, RJ (bLing Ge)

cvilletochucktown:

cjwho:

The Oceanographic Museum - Monte Carlo, Monaco
This monumental architectural work of art has an impressive façade above the sea, towering over the sheer cliff face to a height of 279 feet (85.04 m). It took 11 years to build, using 100,000 tons of stone from La Turbie. The museum is home to exhibitions and collections of various species of sea fauna (starfish, seahorses, turtles, jellyfish, crabs, lobsters, rays, sharks, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, eels, cuttlefish etc.) both stuffed and in skeletal form. The museum’s holdings also include a great variety of sea related objects, including model ships, sea animal skeletons, tools, weapons, etc.
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holy shit, the footers on that building. 

cvilletochucktown:

cjwho:

The Oceanographic Museum - Monte Carlo, Monaco

This monumental architectural work of art has an impressive façade above the sea, towering over the sheer cliff face to a height of 279 feet (85.04 m). It took 11 years to build, using 100,000 tons of stone from La Turbie.
The museum is home to exhibitions and collections of various species of sea fauna (starfish, seahorses, turtles, jellyfish, crabs, lobsters, rays, sharks, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, eels, cuttlefish etc.) both stuffed and in skeletal form. The museum’s holdings also include a great variety of sea related objects, including model ships, sea animal skeletons, tools, weapons, etc.

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holy shit, the footers on that building. 

(vía nonconspiracyorchestra)

(Fuente: monica-geller, vía iska-caadii)

kingofdicks:

the juxtaposition between ray romanoes family and david beckhams family

(Fuente: killllua, vía ezequielgaray)

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