The Haunting Grounds Of Poelcapelle, Belgium

Poelcapelle Belgium 1917

If human memory is an unreliable record keeper of the hazards of war, nature certainly is not. Following a deluge of artillery fire on behalf of the British and inordinate amounts of rain, the German defensive proved successful–albeit with quite a bit of struggle. It was the bodies of Brits, and the Belgian landscape, however, that were left in ruins.

Segovia Stuns In Winter

Segovia Spain

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 Walt Disney’s own castle in the Magic Kingdom.

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.

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