posted on Oct, 10 2010 @ 12:22 AM
Originally posted by saltheart foamfollower
reply to post by FortAnthem
Hey Fort Anthem, here is a possible.
What do you think of this-
Kinda looks like one of those big retirement villages, nice try though.
I'd still like to do something with this pic though. I tried but, it's still too tall. Is there any way to stretch and squish an image to make it
I want this picture because it is a picture of the Basillica De Covad onga commemorating the battle in which the Spaniards began their reconquest
of the Iberian peninsula after the Muslem conquest.
Our Lady of Covad onga
In 711 the Muslim Arabs invaded the Iberian Peninsula. The Visigothic King Rodrigo died facing them in the Andalusian field of Guadalete in
southern Spain. Taking a position of resistance against the rapid conquest and domination of the infidel, Don Pelayo led a group of valorous knights
who had withdrawn to the northern mountains of the Asturias to recoup and fight.
The Arabs considered Spain a conquered country and were preparing to enter the Gaul of the Goths when they heard about the revolt of the Austurians.
In the year 722, the Moors sent a well trained army under the command of General Alkamar with orders to destroy Don Pelayo and his men.
Don Pelayo prepared the resistance to meet the large Muslim army at Alzeba Mountain, where the cliffs offered an advantage to the greatly outnumbered
Catholics. He placed his men strategically along the cliffs, and while they waited for the enemy to advance, he went to the nearby Cave of
Covad onga, where he had placed a statue of Our Lady and asked for her special protection in the coming battle.
The Moors began the attack, sending arrows at the Catholic soldiers behind the stone cliffs. But already, at this first attack, something
extraordinary happened: the arrows returned against the Moorish archers who had drawn the bows, killing them. A group of Catholics advanced to fight,
while others shot arrows and threw stones and trunks from the Alzeba Mountain down over the enemy troops.
After a short while, Suleiman, the second in command, fell dead, disorder erupted in the army, and Alkamar gave the order to retreat.
At that moment a terrible storm broke out. Thunder roared, lightning lit the dark slopes, and heavy rain caused mudslides that sent boulders and trees
tumbling down the mountain and falling over the retreating Arab troops. Struggling in the mud, many Moorish soldiers slipped and fell into the Deva
River, where they drowned. The Holy Virgin made the mountain itself fall over the soldiers of Muhammad.
This story gives me hope that, when all seems lost, there still is a ray of hope for the restoration of this country from the barbarian hordes who
have destroyed it over the past century.