Europe

Biggest Vehicle in the World: Bagger 293

Exactly how big does a land-based vehicle need to be to qualify for the Guinness Book of World Records as largest in the world?...
Dancing mania

Dancing Mania

In July of 1518 in Strasbourg, France, a woman named Frau Troffea walked into the street and started to dance. She continued to dance...

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...
Ravenswick Hall

Ravenswick Hall: Disrupting an English Manor

Abandoned English manors raise questions. How does a beautiful estate owned by the same family for generations become deserted and neglected? Ravenswick Hall is...

Abandoned Airport: Ciudad Real

Nothing highlights the current Spanish financial problems like a new and abandoned airport. Opened in 2009 at a cost of €1.1bn, the Ciudad Real...
Giethoorn Netherlands

Giethoorn, Netherlands: the Town with No Roads

When thinking of traveling by water throughout a city, Venice is usually the first City name that springs to mind.  What if waterways were...