Climbing the Clérigos Tower in 1917

This climb, in July 1917, was celebrated in the history of our city.

Two Galician acrobats, father and son, named D. José and D. Miguel Puertullano, to promote a brand of biscuits, climbed, without any security equipment, the 76 meters high that the tower has.
Once up there, they did acrobatics on the cross that ends the tower. Before they had drank tea accompanied by such biscuits, and dropped advertising papers, part that is not seen in this little film.
Below, a huge crowd was watching all this.
To show you this adventure we have a video of about 8 minutes, made from the film at the time, by Raul de Caldevilla, unfortunately without original sound. I draw attention to the way the acrobats are dressed. Pants, shirt and even a tie!

Look at the tranquility of these artists. No ropes or protection net. The basbaques, down here, waited for the fall, and were left without that part of the show.

The Clérigos Church with its tower is the main monument in the city of Oporto. It was designed and built by Nicolao Nasoni in the 18th century.

In 1917, while this adventure was taking place, the Portuguese fought in the First World War, which would only end the following year.

Do not know the author of this text, but I thank him/her for this history sharing!

http://www.historiadeportugal.info/historia-de-portugal/torre-dos-clerigos-cc/imagem-da-torre-dos-clerigos-12.jpg

Works of a failed painter

These drawings and watercolors are a sample of the works of the author who, twice, tried to enter the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.

If it had been approved, most likely the History of Humanity would have been written differently.

http://www.atchuup.com/paintings-of-adolf-hitler/
https://www.artranked.com/topic/Adolf#&gid=1&pid=28
http://www.atchuup.com/paintings-of-adolf-hitler/
https://www.artranked.com/topic/Adolf#&gid=1&pid=17
http://www.atchuup.com/paintings-of-adolf-hitler/
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46991969
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46991969
https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Paintings_by_Adolf_Hitler
https://www.novinite.com/articles/103053/Adolf+Hitler+Paintings+Sold+for+EUR+100+000
https://www.euronews.com/2019/02/08/auction-bound-adolf-hitler-paintings-seized-by-police-on-suspicion-of-forgery

The author of these works is:

Adolf Hitler.

A picture taken on Feb. 8, 2019 shows the signature “AHitler” on a watercolor entitled “Im Wald” (In the forest) displayed at the Weidler auction house in the southern city of Nuremberg.

Hitler was turned down at the Austrian Academy of Fine Arts because he was only good at portraying buildings and landscapes. When it came to drawing or painting people, he lacked talent.

He said that the School of Arts was manipulated by the Jews. There are researchers who agree that this episode originated all their gigantic hatred for them.