Bicycles often mix spare parts of different brands. This chainring incorporates the manufacturer's brand name Phoenix, a large Chinese company exporting bicycles since the 1960s.

Cargo bikes in Rwanda

Cargo bicycles are widely used for the transportation of goods and passengers in Rwanda – the land of thousand hills. For a cyclist, these hills make riding strenuous as there is hardly ever a flat stretch of road. Many riders of Team Rwanda, the cycling team based in Ruhengeri, have started as taxi or cargo bikers.
Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo contains the Earth's largest lava lake.

Nyiragongo volcano

Nyiragongo is an active volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The crater contains the Earth’s largest lava lake.…

Mountain Gorillas in the Central African Virunga Mountains

The jungle of the misty Virunga volcano mountains in central Africa is so dense that even the raindrops falling in…

The Night of the Shooting Stars

Every year, hundreds and thousands of rocky chunks the size of up to a house race into the earth’s atmosphere.…

Building Ruins

Construction in Spain boomed – until the economy collapsed in 2008. The result of the property bubble bursting are abandoned…

The Highland Clearances

In the 19th century, Tusdale valley was so busy it was nicknamed «the capital of Skye». Today, there is no road connecting the valley to the rest of the island. Only sheep graze.

City Surfing

When you stroll into town and a surfer in neoprene walks past you carrying his board, don’t wonder. River surfing is very popular in Munich. Surfers from all over the world come to surf the Eisbach wave.

Switzerland’s Cow Combats

Spain has its bullfights with toreros whose style and bravery even Ernest Hemingway, Federico García Lorca and Pablo Picasso admired.…


Nelson is 20 years old and lives in Tafelsig, a township of Cape Town, South Africa. Abandoned as a child,…