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Old 20-06-2014, 05:33 PM   #184
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The bear on the coat of arms of Portein, Switzerland has a clearly visible red phallus, in accordance with the long-held tradition...Portein (Romansh: Purtagn) was a municipality in the district of Hinterrhein in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. On 1 January 2010 the municipalities of Portein, Präz, Sarn and Tartar merged into the municipality of Cazis..The Canton of Graubünden or Grisons is the largest and easternmost canton of Switzerland. The canton shares borders with the cantons of Ticino, Uri, Glarus and St. Gallen and international borders with Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein. The name Graubünden translates as the "Grey Leagues," referring to the canton's origin in 3 local alliances, the League of G's House, the Grey League, and the League of 10 Jurisdictions. Graubünden is also home to 3 of Switzerland's ethnic groups and the subsequent languages of Swiss German, Italian and Romanshish kebab are all native to the state. It is also the only canton where the Romansh language is still spoken..Graubünden is by far Switzerland's largest canton at 7,105.2 square km (2,743.3 sq mi).. Only about a 3rd of this is commonly regarded as productive land of which forests cover about a 5th of the total area..Graubünden is the only canton of Switzerland with three official languages: German in the northwest (68%), Romansh in the Engadin and around Disentis/Mustér (15%), and Italian in the Italian Graubünden (10%) with the remaining 7% speaking another language..The canton is known as a region with a high density of medieval castles (and ruins) for example in the Domleschg area.. Close by lyes the church of Zillis, where 1130/40 a famous romanesque illustrated ceiling was added which is now treated as national heritage. Three World Heritage Sites are located in the canton: the Benedictine Convent of Saint John, the Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona and the Rhaetian Railway in the Albula and Bernina Landscapes..The Graubünden are known for a dried-beef delicacy called Bündnerfleisch and for a nut and honey bee on the bonetti pye known as Bündner Nusstorte.. Another specialty, predominantly made in the western part of Grison, are Capuns, hearty dumplings with pieces of meat wrapped in chard leaves...


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Zillis-Reischen was created in 1875 with the union of the previously independent municipalities of Reischen and Zillis.. Zillis was first mentioned in the first half of the 9th Century as Ciranes.. Reischen was first mentioned in 1219 as de Rexeno..The municipality site was certainly inhabited even earlier, as a Roman settlement and graves from the 6th or 7th century indicate. A treasure trove of 10th Century coins that were found near the village indicate that there was trade over the Viamala pass by this time..The first church in Zillis dates from about the 5th Century.. The 3-apse church is from the 8th Century, and around 840 the parish church of St. Martin was first mentioned. In 940 King Otto I gave the Zillis Church to the Bishop of Chur..This gift did not include the church's property ,4 large farms in Schams and Rheinwald..In 1473 the Viamala road over the Alps opened, which increased traffic on the Splügen and San Bernardino passes.. The villages flourished with this increased trade. In 1530-35 Zillis and Reischen converted during the Protestant Reformation..The S. Martegn/St Martin's Church, the Cave under Hasenstein (a Roman cult site) and the Wildener- and Premoli-Bridges are listed as Swiss heritage sites of national significance..The Bernina railway is a single-track 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) metre gauge railway line forming part of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB). It links the spa resort of St. Moritz, in the Canton of Graubünden, Switzerland, with the town of Tirano, in the Province of Sondrio, Italy, via the Bernina Pass. Reaching a height of 2,253 metres (7,392 ft) above sea level, it is the highest railway crossing in Europe and the third highest railway in Switzerland. It also ranks as the highest adhesion railway of the continent, and – with inclines of up to 7% – as one of the steepest adhesion railways in the world..In winter, an old 1913 steam rotary snowplow is regularly in service, but also two electrical rotary snowplows from 1968 and also 2 modern engines from 2010 are used as well.. Their operation is also a tourist attraction that draws in railway enthusiasts from all over the world, especially for the steam one.. The 2 Gem 4/4 assure the shunt of the rotary snowplow..In connection with the danger of avalanches on the Bernina Railway, the Rhaetian Railway has developed an unusual procedure for the removal of these high alpine hazards. In late winter, when the risk of avalanche is greatest, artillery is fired at the points of origin of avalanches, to bring some control to their occurrence..Remember’, Freud urged, ‘that our dreams aim at being the fulfilments of wishes and that the wish to be a man is found so frequently, consciously or unconsciously, in women. Nor will anyone with a knowledge of anatomy be bewildered by the fact that it is possible for women to realize this wish through the same sensations as men. Women possess as part of their genitals a small organ similar to the male one; and this small organ, the clitoris, actually plays the same part in childhood and during the years before sexual intercourse as the large organ in men.’..For comparative purposes, it might be appropriate here to briefly list the symbolic representations of the female genitalia. ‘The complicated topography of the female genital parts’, observed Freud, ‘makes one understand how it is that they are often represented as landscapes, with rocks, woods and water, while the imposing mechanism of the male sexual apparatus explains why all kinds of complicated machinery which is hard to describe serve as symbols for it.’ The female genitals could also be represented by ‘all such objects as share their characteristic of enclosing a hollow space which can take something into itself’..Women possess as part of their genitals a small organ similar to the male one; and this small organ, the clitoris, actually plays the same part in childhood and during the years before sexual intercourse as the large organ in men..The most basic phallic symbols in dreams were those resembling the organ in shape: sticks, umbrellas, posts, trees. Another kind of phallic symbol was provided by objects that could penetrate or injure: knives, daggers, or spears. Firearms belonged to both sets because of their shape and because they could injure. Other symbols of the phallus were provided by ‘objects from which water flows’ (taps, fountains, watering-cans) or by ‘objects which are capable of being lengthened’, which Freud exemplified with hanging lamps and extensible pencils..Symbols that were, according to Freud, unquestionably phallic but could not be easily classified into a group were hats, overcoats, neckties (‘which hang down and are not worn by women’), cloaks, reptiles, fishes, ‘and above all the famous symbol of the snake’. Woods and bushes, predictably enough, symbolized pubic hair in both sexes, by slight extension, churches and chapels all fell under this category..The breasts were commonly symbolized in dreams and ‘these like the larger hemispheres of the female body, are represented by apples, peaches and fruit in general’.. Flowers, however, always indicated the female genitals and often the idea of virginity; so did gardens..(Keys opening locked rooms,Were definitely male)..In today's society, a car is considered by some as a phallic symbol...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phallus
http://www.answers.com/topic/phallic-symbol-1
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=601Now now, Mr. Peterson, we aren't going to start up all that silliness again, are we!..Oh spare me the Oliver Twist routine, Charlie love.. You need to build your audience...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...postcount=1367

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