Couldn’t find the reblog from here
Fiona is a shark lovin little Sea Shepard
Every horseman knows the proverb: For every rider there’s one horse, and for every horse there’s one rider — and they were that sort of partnership. Hickstead wasn’t simply his partner in sport, he was his partner in his life’s hopes & ambitions.
I love the painted armoire in the same tonal family as the green walls…and the fabulous plates.
Johann Trollmann (1907-1943) was a German Sinto boxer, popular in the 20’s.
He was stripped of his German light-heavyweight champion title by Nazi officials in 1933 because according to them, he “danced” like a gypsy and did not fight like an Aryan. He came to the rescheduled match as a caricature of an Aryan. He dyed his hair blonde and covered himself with white flour. He stood still and took every punch without fighting back, until he collapsed after five rounds.
In 1939 he was sent to a concentration camp. After suffering years of abuse, he was beaten to death with a shovel by another prisoner and died in 1942.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!