Ricard Opisso (1880-1966) was a prolific Catalonian cartoonist and illustrator. His crowd scenes of 20th-Century Barcelona street life are tremendous fun to explore. I've left this jpeg very large: you can have a good look if you click on it. Source.
Crown Prince Naruhito poses between two freakishly tall Spaniards at a Miro exhibit.
It's the fourth round of the 2013 Emperor's Cup. Sixteen teams remain: thirteen from J1, Consadole Sapporo and Montedio Yamagata from J2, and AC Nagano Parciero of the JFL. Today Parciero visit Yokohama F. Marinos; Montedio Yamagata go to Kawasaki Frontale's home park; and Consadole Sapporo meet Ventforet Kofu on the neutral turf of Kumamoto Stadium.
How have Consadole done in the Emperor's Cup in recent years? Last year they were eliminated in Round Two by Parciero. In 2011 in Round Two by Mito HollyHock. In 2010 in Round Three by Nagoya Grampus. In 2009 in Round Three by Shimizu S-Pulse. In 2008 in Round Four by Yokohama F. Marinos. In 2007 in Round Three by TDK SC (later known as Blaublitz Akita). In 2006 they were knocked out in the semifinals by Gamba Osaka. That semifinal appearance is their best showing of the 21st Century to date.
If the Cumbre Vieja Volcano on the island of La Palma in the Canaries were to slough its western slope into the ocean in an enormous avalanche, as volcanic islands have been known to do, it would set off a tsunami that would devastate the northeastern coast of South America, the Caribbean, and the eastern coast of North America, including Halifax NS. (Read all about it in The Coast.)
Though in the heart of Europe, Geneva Switzerland was swept by a tsunami in the year 563. (Read about it in The Economist.)
Increasingly interested in Aesop's Fables lately. People have been translating, adding to and re-moralizing these things since Egyptian times. This woodcut comes from a 16th-century Spanish edition and accompanies the fable of the traveler who startles a satyr by blowing on his hands to warm them, then his drink to cool it. In the Caxton edition the satyr is a "wodewose" and his leafy hut a "pytte", but it's the same story and moral: don't trust anyone who blows hot and cold out of the same mouth. Plenty more Aesopica here. Douglas