Το Τρενάκι του Πηλίου (Μέσα από την μηχανή) | The little train of Pelion (Cabride)

The railway of Volos-Milies, or the train of Pelion, as it is known, or else Moutzouris, is a train-tourist attraction of the villages of Pelion. The railway was built in two stages, between 1894 and 1903. It has been for 80 years, a benchmark for the region. Nowadays the train continues to climb up to […]

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What It Was Like to Fly in the 1930s (Passengers Slept in Real Beds!)

Frigid tempuratures, loud noise, sickening turbulence, and constant danger to boot. Hey sign me up! Nah, all that used to be part of a luxury only the most well-to-do people could afford. No it’s not glamping — I’m talking about air travel. Getting on a plane to go somewhere today is almost as simple as […]

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Erosion: Nature’s Sculptor – Fred Swanson, Geomorphologist

My first work on this landscape was on surface erosion. There were a lot of practical concerns because ash had been laid across the landscape, it looked like when the winter rains came that, the water could run off quickly and transport a lot of sediment downstream, possibly affecting humans, dwellings, cities and the shipping […]

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