Canfranc Railway Station deserted since 1970.

Canfranc railway station in Aragon, Spain.
Opened in 1928, it was the stunning centrepiece of the line between Béarn and Aragon, across the French-Spanish border.
But in 1970 a runaway train destroyed a bridge on the French side.
They decided not to rebuild it, and as a result the station was abandoned.
Image Credit: Photograph by Alamy/Ed Cumming.
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Night Storm in Ibiza.

Justin Gardner is a professional photographer, specializing in event, still life and landscape photography.
He captured the moment that Mother Nature upstaged a fireworks display with her very own “lightening” show.
The Ibiza-based photographer captured this spectacular “man vs nature” moment, from his roof terrace in Figueretas during the Assumption of Mary Bank Holiday celebrations.
Commenting on his photo, Justin says: “I went outside to the sound of fireworks and was blown away by the storm in the distance.
It was an awesome display from both man and nature, so I grabbed my camera to capture this dramatic image”.
Justin took a photo with long exposure and added a few adjustments to the curves, cropped and sharpened to create the final image.
Photograph “Man Vs Nature” © Justin Gardner, 2015 – All Rights Reserved.
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via Man Vs Nature: Photographer Captures Incredible Moment During The Storm In Ibiza | Bored Panda.

Running with the Bulls in Pamplona.


 Revelers run with Torrestrella’s fighting bulls along the Calle Estafeta during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 7, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. (Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images) 
The history of the bullrunning in Pamplona is not clear. There is evidence of the festival from as far back as the 13th century when it seems the events took place in October as this coincided with the festival of San Fermin on October 10th.
It seems that the modern day celebration has evolved from this as well as individual commercial and bullfighting fiestas which can be traced back to the 14th century.
Over many years the mainly religious festival of San Fermin was diluted by music, dancing, bullfights and markets such that the Pamplona Council proposed that the whole event be moved to July 7th when the weather is far more conducive to such a celebration.
To this day San Fermin remains a fixed date every year with the first bullrun at 8am on July 7th and the last at the same time on July 14.
The joining together of the religious, commercial and bullfighting festivals and the move to July 7th led to the first official celebration of San Fermines in 1591.
This inaugural fiesta was a low key affair in comparison to the modern day running of the bulls as it only lasted two days although there was much merriment involving music, a procession and a bullfight.
via Running of the Bulls in Pamplona | San Fermin.

Magical Ronda.

r1Looking Like something out of the mind of J.R.R. Tolkien, the city of Ronda, Spain is perched high atop the two cliff faces of the El Tajo canyon as though a fissure opened and swallowed the interior of the city.
The city of Ronda was first established in the time of Julius Caesar and has managed to survive through shifting geological conditions to this very day.
The Guadalevín River which runs down the very center of the city grounds has spent millennia slowly eroding the land and creating the deep canyon that now separates divides the historic urban center.
The walls of the canyon are sheer drops to the river over 100 meters below and the white, Spanish stone buildings are built to the very edge of the chasm.
Connecting the city are three bridges that span the expanse, the Roman Bridge, the Arab Bridge, and the New Bridge.
Each bridge is named to describe the regime that built it, save for the “New” bridge which was actually finished in 1793.
The bridges themselves are impressive feats of stonework with massive columns reaching down into the canyon and ornate roofs, giving the city the multicultural feel that its many ruling peoples brought with them.
In addition to the geological wonders the city brings,
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Fire Runs, the Catalans.

celebration-devil-dance-spain_82426_990x742Photograph by Anibal Trejo, National Geographic Your Shot
Firecrackers douse raucous revelers in a steady stream of sparks during a celebration of Correfoc, or “fire runs,” in Sant Quintí de Mediona, Spain.
A Catalan tradition, the festival features groups of participants known as “devils” running wild among the narrow streets, igniting fireworks along the way.
“The shooting conditions are really dangerous for the photographer,” writes Your Shot photographer Anibal Trejo.
“I had to protect myself to avoid burnings, dressing up with long sleeves, protective glasses, a hat, handkerchief, and even gloves.”
Trejo’s picture recently appeared in the Your Shot assignment How Close Can You Get?
via Correfoc Picture — Celebration Photo — National Geographic Photo of the Day.