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Stoumont, Belgium

Sanatorium du Basil

An early 20th-century sanatorium, long abandoned and now being reclaimed by nature.
Inn Wa, Myanmar (Burma)

Inwa

A grand imperial capital left to fall into magnificent ruin.
Kyaukse, Myanmar (Burma)

Werawsana Jade Pagoda

The tower claims to be the world's only pagoda made entirely from Myanmar's lucrative gemstone.
Myingyan, Myanmar (Burma)

Mount Popa

Myanmar's Mount Olympus atop a 2,500-foot volcanic plug.
Taunggyi, Myanmar (Burma)

Floating Gardens of Inle Lake

A series of tiny artificial islands rich with produce bob atop the surface of the lake.
Vézelay, France

La Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

This church sits upon a peaceful hill and a long, turbulent history.
London, England

The Mayflower Pub

The London pub overlooks where the Mayflower was moored before setting sail for the New World.
London, England

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

A historic London cemetery now serves as a nature park incorporating gravestones & memorial statues.
Beaufort, Luxembourg

Beaufort Castles

This noble mash-up in eastern Luxembourg is part Medieval, part Renaissance, all castle.
Brussels, Belgium

Délirium Café

Cozy basement bar sports an inventory of over 2,000 beers.
Breezanddijk, Netherlands

Afsluitdijk

The 20-mile causeway that separates the Netherlands from the sea.
Lelystad, Netherlands

Bataviawerf

Building Men of War and Indiamen from Holland's Golden Age.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Brouwerij’t IJ

This bird-loving brewery is situated in an old municipal bathhouse, nestled beside a 300-year-old windmill.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oudemanhuispoort

An ancient passage filled with stalls selling used books, once frequented by Vincent Van Gogh.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat

An Amsterdam street lined with antique shops each one dedicated to a different obscure collection.
The Hague, Netherlands

Madurodam

A miniature city, once ruled by the Queen of the Netherlands.
Leiden, Netherlands

Zweetkamertje (Sweat Room)

Graffiti covers the walls of a room where university students through the centuries have waited nervously to defend their theses.
Leiden, Netherlands

'Bagage'

A striking memorial to the Jews of Leiden who were murdered during World War II is scattered throughout the city.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Schouwburgplein Kinetic Lamp Posts

Four giant movable street lights decorate this modern Rotterdam square.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Paul McCarthy's Santa Claus

Rotterdammers' dirty minds gave this santa a dirty nickname and cursed it to a life of wandering.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Kraatpaal

A strangely curved lamppost stands tall over this avenue in Rotterdam.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Fikkie

This charming pup is meant to celebrate the youth and stubbornness of the city's students.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Delftse Poort

A modern reimagining of a medieval city gate.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Maastunnel

The Netherlands' first car tunnel has an unusually rectangular shape.