An Aerial View Of Norway’s “Troll Wall”

Trollveggen Norway

Despite the squat visions a troll connotes, Norway’s Trollveggen couldn’t present a more different reality. The tallest vertical rock face in Europe, the Troll Wall represents the height of athletic ambition for climbers and base jumpers alike.

Segovia Stuns In Winter

If this 12th century castle looks like something straight out of a movie, that’s because it is–or at least probably. Rumor has it that parts of Segovia’s alcazar served as inspiration for…

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One Teen’s View Of Anarchist Barcelona During The Spanish Civil War

Marina Ginèsta Spanish Civil War

In this photo, 17-year-old Marina Ginèsta (of the Juventudes communists or communist youth) presents a vision of Barcelona that’s as uncertain as its politics. In that year, 1937, the Mediterranean city would be embroiled in violence, blood and despair known as May Days, or the times in which factions of the Republican side of the war clashed with one another.

The Imperial Kaysersberg, France

Kaysersberg Alsace France

Translating in German as the Emperor’s Mountain, Kaysersberg’s illustrious name matches its equally regal wines. Often considered the most beautiful city in the Alsace wine route, Kaysersberg’s wino legacy dates all the way back to the 1500s, when Hungarians brought the first vines to the region.

The Most Serene Republic Of San Marino

San Marino Italy

Look out West; this microstate claims to have nearly 1500 years on most constitutions and thus is the oldest surviving sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world. It’s certainly not the largest, though; as of 2012 the republic boasted a population of around 32,000.