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普雷维利峡谷里的河流和棕榈树森林,希腊克里特岛 Preveli Gorge with river and palm tree forest, South Chania, Crete, Greece (© borchee/Getty Images)

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普雷维利峡谷里的流和棕榈森林希腊克里特 Preveli Gorge with river and palm tree forest, South Chania, Crete, Greece (© borchee/Getty Images)

值得一去的魅力峡谷 A gorge-ous place to drop in

Prevali Gorge

Trojan War-era rest stop? Local legend has it that this striking and historic location in southern Crete was a stopover on Odysseus's long return to Ithica. Whatever credence you give to Homeric tales of island hopping, there's no denying the appeal of the palm-lined Preveli Gorge or the enchanting beach it pours out to. Preveli Beach, just out of the frame of this image, was a favorite spot for hippie travelers in the '60s and '70s and remains an idyllic tourist destination today.

Like most of the ancient, well-trodden Mediterranean islands, Crete—the largest of the many Greek isles—has a rich, epoch-spanning history. Here on Crete's southern coast, Preveli Gorge is home to an influential monastery with two building complexes: the Lower (Kato) Monastery of Saint John the Baptist and the Rear (Pisso) Monastery of Saint John the Theologian. The holy sites date back at least as far as the 16th century, and possibly had origins as far back as the 10th century.

During the long occupation of Crete by the Ottoman Empire, Preveli Monastery was a center of rebellion and patriotism, with monks often serving as leaders and warriors in the many revolts against the occupiers. After more than 250 years, Crete finally won its freedom and joined Greece in 1913. The monastery would again find itself at the center of world events when it provided shelter and supplies to Allied soldiers fighting German occupiers during World War II.

普雷瓦利峡谷

特洛伊战争时代休息停止?当地传说,这个位于克里特岛南部的引人注目的历史遗址是奥德修斯长期返回伊提卡的中途停留地。无论你如何相信荷马式的跳岛故事,都无法否认棕榈林环绕的普雷维利峡谷或它倾泻而出的迷人海滩的吸引力。普雷维利海滩,就在这张照片的框架之外,是60年代和70年代嬉皮士旅行者最喜欢的地方,今天仍然是一个田园诗般的旅游目的地。

克里特岛是希腊众多岛屿中最大的岛屿,与大多数古老、人迹罕至的地中海岛屿一样,有着丰富、跨越时代的历史。普雷维利峡谷位于克里特岛南部海岸,是一座有两座建筑群的有影响力的修道院的所在地:浸礼会圣约翰下(加藤)修道院和神学家圣约翰后(皮索)修道院。这些圣地至少可以追溯到16世纪,可能起源于10世纪。

在奥斯曼帝国长期占领克里特岛期间,普雷维利修道院是叛乱和爱国主义的中心,僧侣经常在许多反抗占领者的起义中担任领袖和战士。250多年后,克里特岛终于赢得了自由,并于1913年加入希腊。当修道院为二战期间与德国占领者作战的盟军士兵提供住所和物资时,它将再次成为世界事件的中心。

酷似隧道的峡谷,犹他州锡安国家公园 The Subway slot canyon in Zion National Park, Utah (© Stan Moniz/Tandem Stills + Motion)

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锡安国家公园的地铁槽峡谷, 犹他州 The Subway slot canyon in Zion National Park, Utah (© Stan Moniz/Tandem Stills + Motion)

Zion National Park, Utah

Today, we're celebrating the 102nd anniversary of Southwest Utah's Zion National Park with a visit to its Subway slot canyon. Zion is defined by its breathtakingly steep red cliffs, its maze of sandstone canyons, and its waterfalls with colorful hanging gardens. Visitors here can trek for miles, ducking into crevices and resting in canyons once occupied by the Ancestral Puebloans.

The bravest souls might venture into Zion's Subway. Yes, there's a 'subway' here, but it's not a transit system nor a sandwich shop. You see the image we are featuring today? That's the Subway. It's a geologic marvel, a hollowed-out canyon reminiscent of a subway tunnel. To get here requires some technical experience, or at least a guide. There will be bouldering, climbing down waterfalls, possibly rappelling, and a 9-mile roundtrip hike on a trail which is a running stream with parts so deep, hikers have to wade or swim, depending on water levels. Did we mention the water is cold? But all that work will be worth it in the end for a photo like this. Zion is the third most-visited national park in the country, but the park grants just 60 permits a day to hikers who want to attempt a visit to the Subway.

犹他州锡安国家公园

今天,我们将参观犹他州西南部的锡安国家公园的地铁狭缝峡谷,以庆祝其102周年。锡安以其惊人的陡峭红色悬崖迷宫般的砂岩峡谷和瀑布以及五颜六色的空中花园而著称。这里的游客可以跋涉数英里,潜入裂缝,在曾经被祖先普韦布洛人占据的峡谷中休息。

最勇敢的人可能会冒险进入锡安的地铁。是的,这里有“地铁”,但它既不是公交系统,也不是三明治店。你看到我们今天展示的图像了吗?那是地铁。这是一个地质奇迹,一个空的峡谷让人想起地铁隧道。到这里需要一些技术经验,或者至少需要一个向导。这里将有抱石、爬下瀑布、可能是攀岩,还有9英里的往返徒步旅行。这条小道是一条流动的溪流,局部很深,徒步旅行者必须涉水或游泳,具体取决于水位。我们有没有提到水是凉的?但对于这样一张照片来说,所有这些工作最终都是值得的。锡安是该国第三大游客最多的国家公园,但该公园每天只向想要尝试参观地铁的徒步旅行者发放60张许可证。

鸟瞰埃尔塔霍峡谷, 西班牙龙达小镇 Aerial view of El Tajo gorge and the Puente Nuevo bridge in Ronda, Málaga, Spain (© Jude Newkirk/Amazing Aerial Agency)

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鸟瞰埃尔塔霍峡谷, 西班牙龙达小镇 Aerial view of El Tajo gorge and the Puente Nuevo bridge in Ronda, Málaga, Spain (© Jude Newkirk/Amazing Aerial Agency)

Spain El Tajo Gorge

Today we're visiting the mountaintop town of Ronda in the Málaga province of Andalusia, in the south of Spain. First settled by the Celts and later inhabited by the Romans and Moors, this dramatic cliffside setting is split in two by the El Tajo gorge, a rocky drop plummeting nearly 400 feet to the Guadalevín River. There are three bridges that span the gorge, the largest and newest of which features in the center of our homepage image and is—appropriately enough—called Puente Nuevo (New Bridge). Despite its name, the bridge is more than couple of centuries old—it was completed in 1793 and connects the Moorish old town, La Ciudad, with the new town, El Mercadillo.

The Puente Nuevo was completed by Spanish architect Jose Martín de Aldehuela, who also designed another of the historic town's famous landmarks—the open-air circular building you can see to the left of the bridge. The Plaza de Toros de Ronda is one of Spain's oldest bullrings. Built entirely of stone in the 1780s, it's considered the birthplace of modern bullfighting. It was frequented by two giants of American culture—Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles, who were inspired by Ronda's beauty and bullfighting traditions. They spent many summers in these parts, and Welles' ashes were scattered in the town at the country estate of his great bullfighting friend, Antonio Ordóñez.

西班牙塔霍峡谷

今天,我们将参观西班牙南部安达卢西亚马拉加省的山顶小镇隆达。最初由凯尔特人定居,后来由罗马人和摩尔人居住,这一引人注目的悬崖边环境被El-Tajo峡谷一分为二,这是一个岩石瀑布,垂直下落近400英尺,直达瓜达莱文。有三座横跨峡谷,其中最大、最新的一座桥位于我们主页图像的中心,被恰当地称为Puente Nuevo(新桥)。尽管它的名字,这座桥已经有两个多世纪的历史了。它是在1793年建成的,连接着摩尔人的老城La Ciudad和新城El Mercadillo。

Puente Nuevo由西班牙建筑师Jose Martín de Aldehuela完成,他还设计了这座历史小镇的另一个著名地标——你可以在桥的左侧看到的露天圆形建筑。隆达广场是西班牙最古老的斗牛场之一。在1780年代完全用石头建成,它被认为是现代斗牛的发源地。两位美国文化巨人欧内斯特·海明威(Ernest Hemingway)和奥森·威尔斯(Orson Welles)经常顾这里,他们的灵感来自隆达的美丽和斗牛传统。他们在这些地方度过了许多夏天,威尔斯的骨灰散落在镇上他伟大的斗牛朋友安东尼奥·奥德涅斯的乡村庄园里。

法国塔恩河沿岸的Castelbouc城堡和塔恩峡谷 Castelbouc and the Gorges du Tarn along the Tarn River in France (© Stefan Schurr/Westend61/Offset)

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法国塔恩河沿岸的Castelbouc城堡和塔恩峡谷 Castelbouc and the Gorges du Tarn along the Tarn River in France (© Stefan Schurr/Westend61/Offset)

Bidding summer adieu

Today, on the traditional end of the French summer season, we're featuring the wild beauty of the Gorges du Tarn, a canyon formed by the Tarn River in south central France. The Tarn Gorge is about 33 miles long and, at points, almost 2,000 feet deep. It's a popular spot for tourists, especially kayakers and rock climbers. History buffs also find much to explore, including the castles and villages built along—or even carved into—the canyon walls, like Castelbouc in today's image.