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Paris, France

L'Atelier des Lumières (Workshop of Light)

An immersive projection art installation uses sound, scale, and light to take visitors inside classic works of art.
Paris, France

The Stravinsky Fountain

A series of abstract, silly sculptures represent the works of a great modern classical composer.
Paris, France

Montmartre Funicular

The water-powered carriages are long gone, but for over a century this funicular railway has been the fastest route to the highest point in Paris.
Paris, France

The Recumbent Effigy of Victor Noir

Victor Noir's effigy gets more action than the man himself ever did.
Paris, France

Deyrolle Taxidermy

Paris' fabled purveyor of exotic taxidermy and natural history curios.
Paris, France

Parc Monceau

The ruins of a Duke's bucolic dream, where camels once roamed alongside "Dutch" windmills and faux-Italian vineyards.
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi's Arctic Circle Border

If you visit Santa's village, you can get your passport stamped to show you crossed into the Arctic Circle.
Rovaniemi, Finland

Santa Claus' Main Post Office

Roughly 17 million letters to Santa have found their way to this Arctic Circle post office.
Erfurt, Germany

Krämerbrücke

This historic stone bridge has an entire neighborhood clinging to its sides.
Hampi, India

Hampi

The remains of what was, not so long ago, the world's largest city.
Hampi, India

Stepped Tanks of Hampi

The ancient water tanks remain some of the ruined city’s most beautiful architecture.
Mysuru, India

Guru Sweet Mart

At this sweet shop, the descendants of a royal chef serve up the fudge-like dessert his ancestor invented for a king.
Mysore, India

Mysore Palace

Modest by day, illuminated majestically at sunset.
Colmar, France

Statue of Liberty, Colmar

A copy of the Statue of Liberty greets visitors to the birthplace of Auguste Bartholdi.
Orschwiller, France

Haut-Kœnigsbourg Castle

The castle was reconstructed to fit Kaiser Wilhelm II's romanticized vision of the Middle Ages.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum

This unassuming museum's slogan translates to “there is a limit of sadness, anxiety has no limits."