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World's Oldest Republic Is Born (301)

World’s Oldest Republic Is Born (301)

San Marino, surrounded by Italy, is the world’s smallest republic and likely Europe’s oldest existing state. According to tradition, its founder, Marino—a Christian stonecutter from… 52 more words

San Marino

My first card from San Marino comes from Ruedi. :)

San Marino, officially the Republic of San Marino and also known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the north-eastern side of the Apennine Mountains. 95 more words

Apennine Mountains

Camping & Hiking Gran Sasso

Mountains are staggering. They announce themselves with such scale and force. It’s impossible to remain unmoved by them. Even seen through the window of a passing car, they dwarf us by upending our ordinary proportions–our human shapes in relation to a car, a house,  a skyscraper. 460 more words


The Falcon Has Landed

On July 31, 1971, the first Lunar Rover Vehicle, built by Boeing, was deployed as part of the Apollo 15 moon mission.  It enabled astronauts David Scott and James Irwin to explore near the Hadley Rille and Apennine Mountains. 448 more words