master watchmaker Jesus Lopez-Terra ("Jesus son of Wolf-Earth") in red (picsource: EFE)
preparing the Sungate clock for Spanish Presidency 01.01.10
"8 Mile - every moment is a chance to turn it around".The film's full title connects a Detroit street/distance("8 Mile") with time ("moment"). The same happens in Madrid on km/mile Number 0 with time at 01.01.2010. 00.00 ...But there is more to it...
lady in red on the Spanish EU Presidency site http://www.eu2010.es/en/
"On 1 January, an impressive light and sound display entitled 'Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Europe' (Puerta del Sol, Gateway to Europe) will usher in the Spanish Presidency of the European Union in Madrid. After the last stroke of the clock in the Puerta del Sol, which will mark the beginning of 2010, the facade of the Real Casa de Correos de Madrid in the heart of the Spanish capital, will be lit up with the logo of the Spanish Presidency, with images of the European Union's most emblematic buildings, the flags of its member states and its most representative icons. At the same time, the logo of the Spanish Presidency will be projected onto the facade of the Royal Palace and Torre Picasso, one of the buildings in central Madrid that stands out on the capital's skyline. It will appear on the Royal Palace every night until January 8 and every night for the next six months on Torre Picasso." from Spanish EU-Presidency site Link
"The Puerta del Sol (Spanish for "Gate of the Sun") is one of the most well known and busiest places in Madrid. This is the centre (Km 0) of the radial network of Spanish roads. (The marking stone was replaced in September 2009 with a new one) The square also contains the famous clock whose 8 bells mark the traditional eating of the Twelve Grapes and the beginning of a new year." Wikipedia and farmer
"Losada" House watchmakers did this morning one of the latest revisions of Spain's most famous clock, that of Madrid Puerta del Sol, in order to make it point to day 31 of perfectly struck twelve that will lead new year, 2010. Jesus Lopez-Terra, who along with two colleagues on the clock Madrid's Casa Lozada is "taking care" of the sundial since 1977, explained in an interview with EFE-TV that although more than thirty years doing this work there is always many nerves when they get these dates. "
And is that "we must be attentive to absolutely everything that everyone can eat the grapes" with twelve strokes of the clock, which are usually broadcast on television in Spain....
The last few hours are "crucial" to nine at night the three watchmakers are locked inside the clock where each has an assigned mission for 31 years: one is responsible for manually lowering the golden ball, the other watches the second hand and a third controls the overall process.
Although that sounds so laborious, the watchmaker said it was "so much stress and work" during the hours before the stroke, which pass them "flying" and always surprises "the outbreak of the people" after the last stroke which gives way to the new year.
That yes, before that time comes and that no mistake or choking the watchmaker from Puerta del Sol detailing the show to be produced on the stroke of midnight.
"Twenty-eight seconds before midnight withdraw the lever that holds the ball clock, which fall under its own weight, with his famous warning chime, lasting just eight seconds."
At 20 seconds will sound the twelve rooms, with two bells each, so that in total eight bells will be heard two blocks.
And then, coinciding with the time signal, at twelve o'clock at night, pealed the twelve strokes with an interval of three seconds between each, for a total of 33 seconds.
Only the first of the twelve bells will ring in 2008, eleven will do once inside the new year.
And while everyone shared kisses and toasts, the watchmakers continue their work and start clearing the ball which custody until next new year.
This is when they eat twelve grapes, which this year will take in the hope that "2010 will be better for everyone and look back to the crisis in which we find ourselves."
Apparently, the tradition of taking the grapes to celebrate the turn of the year comes from the early twentieth century when planters Alicante celebration managed to output the huge harvest of vine was one year." Link
Little red riding hood was to bring wine to her grandmother.
Strange enough during christmas 2009, 8 days before dec 31, in Madrid non less than 2 theaters, close to Puerto del Sol gave the play "Little red riding hood"! in Spanish "Caperucita Roja" - See here and here (The second place is named "Triangulo" - Triangle).
On a sidenote let it be mentioned that Javier Solana colleague, responsible for energie from 1982 Ms. Carmen Mestre was nicknamed "Caperucita Roja", and later she had to step down after a big financial scandal with her as the boss of the Spanish RED CROSS.
"The origins of the Little Red Riding Hood story can be traced to oral versions from various European countries and more than likely preceding the 17th century, of which several exist, some significantly different from the currently-known, Grimms-inspired version. It was told by French peasants in the 14th century as well as in Italy, where a number of versions exist, including La finta nonna (The False Grandmother). It has also been called as "The Story of Grandmother". It is also possible that this early tale has roots in very similar Oriental tales (e.g. "Grandaunt Tiger"). Wikipediea
This picture of Britany Murphy, who was found dead last week,
is from the film "8 Mile" featuring the life of Eminem in DETROIT.
In the film she wears a red hood sweater.( see also here)
Dec 25: Susanna Maiolo attacked red cross on white wearing Pope in a red hood (and down fell his hood), Rapper Eminem with Pope shirt thinking about the wine cellar of Mariah Carey, Detroit plane terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, nicknamed "the Pope" in the red jacket. Pope's/ Santa's red conical hat might well be traced back to hats worn during Saturnalia by freedmen.
Interesting enough, also the lyrics of the best known song of the film 8 Mile is somehow prophetically connected to the Detroit plane terror plot:
"Yo, his palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There is vomit on his sweater already
Moms forgettin' he's nervous
But on the surface he looks calm and ready
To drops bombs, but he keeps on forgetting
What he wrote down, the whole crowd goes so loud
He opens his mouth but the words won't come out
He's choking, how? Everybody's jokin' now
The clock's run out, time's up, over BLOW!
Snap back to reality, oh there goes gravity
Oh, there goes Rabbit, he choked, he's so mad
But he won't give up that easy, no he won't have it
He knows his whole back's to these ropes
It don't matter, he's dope, he knows that
But he's broke, he's so sad that he knows
When he goes back to this mobile home
That's when it's back to the lab again, yo
This whole rhapsody, better go capture this moment
And hope it don't collapse on him
Soul's escapin' through this hole's that is gaping
This world is mines for the taking
Make me king as we move toward a new world order
A normal life is boring
But superstardom's close to post mortem
It only grows harder, homie grows hotter
He blows us all over, these hoes is all on him
Coast to coast shows, he's known as the Globetrotter
Lonely roads got him..."
the "wine pair" with Biden and a red clothes...
Then there was the couple who crashed Obamas White House diner. The woman wore red (withh gold)(Link 1), played also a fake REDSKIN cheerleader (Link2) and the couple is heavily linked with wine, as they have an own vienyard since 1977 (Link3). At the last link you find them also with Prince Charles and another RED CROSS buddy.
Looks like a lot of hints to the woman riding the beast and drunken with the blood of the saints
these days...watch out for the Spanish EU presidency 2010...The Lords Return draws close...
this decade will more than propably see a conflict in the middle East, attracting the "red hats"...
Yemen now got very much into the center of observation, and in Iran we see the Military rule.
Then also in November we had the story of another Puerto del Sol - SUN GATE in Bolivia, allegedly put into motion by a mistake of CERN, confusing time and space...and laws...LINK
and last question for this year - somebody recognizes this standing man on the pic?
I am so thankful to all my dear readers who stayed so well tuned also through 2009!
stay tuned also in 2010!