Europe

Craco Italy ghost town

Mediterranean Ghost Town: Craco Italy

Craco, Italy is a commune and medieval village located in the Region of Basilicata and the Province of Matera, about 25 miles inland from...
Algarve Portugal Anchors

The Anchors of Tavira Island at Algarve, Portugal

For centuries the tuna industry flourished in Algarve, Portugal. Over time fishermen flocked to the coast of Portugal, eventually decimating the tuna population. When...
dogs of the special forces

Dogs of the Special Forces

The Jagdkommandos are a Special Operations Group of the Austrian armed forces. These soldiers “train for operations in the most difficult terrain and weather...

The Conservatory Under a Lake

Previously Sometimes Interesting featured the story of a twenty-first century swindler and the spoils of his deception. In this post we examine a nineteenth-century...

Stately in Abandonment: Witley Court

During its heyday Witley Court was one of Europe’s most lavish Victorian estates. An iconic portico and timeless fountain – both penned by famed...

Orewinners and Deadmen: Lead Mining in Swaledale

Guest Post Series             Photos & Words by Guy Carpenter Swaledale at the start of the 21st century is known mostly for its beautiful countryside:...