Battleship fortress of Christendom, the Peñafiel castle was launched in the tenth century when Christians challenged Moorish power along the Duero, National Geographic, October 1984

Battleship fortress of Christendom, the Peñafiel castle was launched in the tenth century when Christians challenged Moorish power along the Duero, National Geographic, October 1984

In their heyday as seagoing traders and architects of a worldwide empire, the Dutch came home to a land where books were balanced, the streets scrubbed, the dikes quickly repaired…Even a no-nonsense city like Rotterdam, leveled by German bombs during World War II and now the world’s busiest port, finds an avant-grande solution to the housing shortage with a a street-spanning apartment complex, National Geographic, October 1986

In their heyday as seagoing traders and architects of a worldwide empire, the Dutch came home to a land where books were balanced, the streets scrubbed, the dikes quickly repaired…Even a no-nonsense city like Rotterdam, leveled by German bombs during World War II and now the world’s busiest port, finds an avant-grande solution to the housing shortage with a a street-spanning apartment complex, National Geographic, October 1986

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Fleeing successive invasions of their fertile plains, the early inhabitants of Lebanon sought security in the mountains. There they terraced and irrigated the slopes for crops of grain and fruit. Aqueducts and retaining walls built thousands of years ago remain in use, National Geographic, April 1958

Fleeing successive invasions of their fertile plains, the early inhabitants of Lebanon sought security in the mountains. There they terraced and irrigated the slopes for crops of grain and fruit. Aqueducts and retaining walls built thousands of years ago remain in use, National Geographic, April 1958

On the far south coast, Foros Church clings to a rocky pech in the Crimean Mountains, National Geographic, September 1994

On the far south coast, Foros Church clings to a rocky pech in the Crimean Mountains, National Geographic, September 1994

When the earth twitched: Collapsed overpasses lie in ruin and toppled cans strew a supermarket after an earthquake along a minor fault shook the San Fernando Valley on February 9, 1971. Measuring a moderate 6.5 on the Richter scale, it left 64 persons dead and caused half a billion dollars’ damage in suburban Los Angeles. National Geographic, January 1973

When the earth twitched: Collapsed overpasses lie in ruin and toppled cans strew a supermarket after an earthquake along a minor fault shook the San Fernando Valley on February 9, 1971. Measuring a moderate 6.5 on the Richter scale, it left 64 persons dead and caused half a billion dollars’ damage in suburban Los Angeles. National Geographic, January 1973

Even the meandering river [Indus River] has deserted the once mighty citadel with its acres of ruins, National Geographic, December 1978

Even the meandering river [Indus River] has deserted the once mighty citadel with its acres of ruins, National Geographic, December 1978

Behind the traditional English facade of Parliament, Canadians of many ethnic groups and political persuasions warm up with vigorous debate under a system bequeathed by Great Britain, National Geographic, December 1978

Behind the traditional English facade of Parliament, Canadians of many ethnic groups and political persuasions warm up with vigorous debate under a system bequeathed by Great Britain, National Geographic, December 1978

Fog, the magician, erases half of Lions Gate Bridge. The pervasive mist shrouds the city 62 days a year; rain pays court more than twice as often, leaving an annual 60 inches. National Geographic, October 1978

Fog, the magician, erases half of Lions Gate Bridge. The pervasive mist shrouds the city 62 days a year; rain pays court more than twice as often, leaving an annual 60 inches. National Geographic, October 1978

With the air cleansed, homes in this old, largely ethnic neighborhood overlooking the Monongahela are now coveted for their visits. National Geographic, June 1978

With the air cleansed, homes in this old, largely ethnic neighborhood overlooking the Monongahela are now coveted for their visits. National Geographic, June 1978

Snowy beacon through dark centuries of Armenia’s often tragic history, the rumpled presence of Mount Ararat looms as the symbolic heart of the ancient nation. National Geographic, June 1987

Snowy beacon through dark centuries of Armenia’s often tragic history, the rumpled presence of Mount Ararat looms as the symbolic heart of the ancient nation. National Geographic, June 1987