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Month: February 2019

Abandoned Canada: Parkhurst Ghost Town~

British Columbia is a province known for its natural beauty and thriving western seaport. In this region for visitors it is not common to talk about ghosts or abandoned places, […]

Dargavs Village: City of the Dead

We are in Russia’s North Ossetia, hidden in one of the five mountain ridges that cross the region. Reaching this interesting and unusual destination requires a three-hour drive, taking you […]

Matera, Italy: Chiesa del Purgatorio

We are in Matera, the capital of culture 2019: skulls and skeletons are omnipresent in this church dedicated to souls trapped in purgatory. The Church of Purgatory, in italian “Chiesa […]

New Mexico: a view from Cabezon Peak~

With an elevation of nearly 2500 meters, Cabezon Peak is the largest of over 50 volcanic formations that dot the otherwise barren and otherworldly desert shrubland of the Rio Puerco […]

The Dark Origin of Valentine’s Day.

We all know that Valentine’s Day is considered the day of lovers practically all over the world, with a consumerism that often reaches levels to say the least embarrassed. However, […]

The Temple of Pitons in Benin.

We are in Benin, where dozens of snakes are housed and worshipped within the walls of this Vodun temple. The Temple of Pythons is a site of historical and modern […]

The Casalegno Orphanage

The former orphanage “San Giuseppe”, is more commonly know as “Il Casalegno” because it was built at the behest of Monsignor Casalegno. Giuseppe Casalegno was born near Turin in 1839 […]