Going to extremes

Let me begin by asking a simple question: how does the photo below make you feel? This is the “descent of Mombrone”, a six-metre drop from what once was a window of the old ruined Castle of Mombrone. It was a “test of nerve” which every officer was required to do before leaving the Italian Cavalry School in Pinerolo. So how do you feel about it? Does it send shivers down your spine? Or, does it make you angry? IRead more