allthingseurope: San Sebastian, Spain by Eduardo Sentchordi

allthingseuropeSan Sebastian, Spain by Eduardo Sentchordi

dazzlingagony: Puente Nuevo in the ancient Andalucian town of Ronda, Spain

dazzlingagony: Puente Nuevo in the ancient Andalucian town of Ronda, Spain

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allthingseurope: Cudillero, Spain by fallrod

allthingseuropeCudillero, Spain by fallrod

oldrags: 1470’s Pedro Garcia de Benabarre (Spanish, active 1455-80) ~ Detail of The Banquet of Herod
This is the earliest known depiction of the farthingale, the grandmother of the Victorian cage crinoline.  As you can see, in the farthingale’s early days, the hoops were worn on the outside of the skirt.

oldrags: 1470’s Pedro Garcia de Benabarre (Spanish, active 1455-80) ~ Detail of The Banquet of Herod

This is the earliest known depiction of the farthingale, the grandmother of the Victorian cage crinoline.  As you can see, in the farthingale’s early days, the hoops were worn on the outside of the skirt.

allthingseurope: Jerez de los Caballeros; Badajoz, Spain; by Zú Sánchez

allthingseurope: Jerez de los Caballeros; Badajoz, Spain; by Zú Sánchez