Martes Trece

Tuesday, July 13, 2010



In most Spanish speaking countries, instead of Friday, Tuesday the 13th is considered a bad luck day. Searching for reasons you'll get a little on the Fall of Constantinople and the Tower of Babel (both on a Tuesday?). There's also something about the word Martes (Tuesday in Spanish) originating from Mars the God of the war. Day governed by the red planet. Sort of creepy, but glad to have gotten through the day without any mishaps. So superstitious.





Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962), warned not to wear anything new on a Tuesday...







Sources by order of posting: I see It All by Deth P. Sun, Untitled by Sofia Ajram, The Virgin Suicides from Yoduggy, Untitled by Alison Scarpulla, Mёпот Mолока by Sergeyloie, Untitled by Lully & Rupert and When a tree was green... by Liluna.

22 comments:

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

what wonderfully creepy images!

Sam said...

Too fabulous for words! Those images are gorgeous - especially the last one!! Maybe that's not the right thing to say! But: thank you Gabbi - I had no idea that Tuesday the 13th was the bad day in Spanish speaking countries. Glad to hear yours was OK!

pin-upapple said...

I love all these pictures ! Very Virgin Suicides !

abril en paris said...

Yes, in Spain the Tuesday and thirteen is considered one bad day as Friday and thirteen for the North Americans..Only this is a mithology..Nothing at all.

Thank you Gabbi !!

Kitty Stampede said...

great photos! interesting to know of this tuesday the 13th!

muchlove said...

that is so fascinating. I had no idea about Tuesday the 13th!
The photographs are amazing, by the way.

xo

natalie said...

Perfect images! Tuesday the 13th is considered unlucky here as well, not Friday. Glad to read you managed to get through it in one piece. I'm not superstitious, so I barely even noticed! xoxo

Couture Carrie said...

Ah yes I remember that superstition from when I lived in Salamanca!

Fabulous pics, darling!

xoxox,
CC

drollgirl said...

snicker! what a good and creepy post!

i am superstitious of some things, but really don't want to admit it. sometimes superstitions seems so ridiculous, but..........

Gabbi said...

So glad I'm not the only one with a thing for eerie photos girls... also, I know what you mean about superstitions being ridiculous Drollgirl! Think I just like'em since they sort of go hand-in-hand with my love of all things creepy and also it helps feed my obsessive compulsive disorders... ♥

Stéphanie said...

I adore every pictures !

dEsoRdeN said...

Y en España también dicen que 'en martes, ni te cases ni te embarques' ('on tuesday, don't get married nor get in a boat'). Adoro el nº 13!!

besos

Gabbi said...

thank you stéphanie♥! en mexico tambien tenemos ese dicho desorden!!! pero yo al contrario evito el nº13 lo mas posible... :^)

emma wallace said...

Eeek! Scary! Tuesday definitely seems creepier than Friday (although Thursday seems creepiest). I never knew the Tower of Babel happened on a Tuesday... figures.

Sixtine Baudelaire said...

your photos are... very strange but so wonderful :o !
i love this article (l)(l)

i hope u'll like my next article ;) Sixtine.

Keith said...

I love those photos. They fit this post perfectly. I didn't know the info about Tuesday the 13th in the East. I've always been fascinated by the East, especially during the Byzantine era.

P R I M O E Z A said...

i love this post gabbi. a great collection of nostalgic, whimsical images that are so eerie!

Hey Harriet said...

I had no idea about Tuesday 13th being a bad luck day! Love the photos in this post Gabbi!

Heather Yarnell said...

Wow, incredible photos!

Diana said...

I've never heard of this- I'm a bad Mexican!
I love the black cat looking in the mirror. I'm not superstitious but I think my catholic grandma brought it in me (you know, demons, spirits, all that crazy stuff)

Anonymous said...

gracias a Dios por intiresny

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