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Malmö, Sweden

Limhamn Limestone Quarry

This quarry filled with 65 million-year-old limestone is now home to a nature reserve.
Stockholm, Sweden

Samkönade Trafikljusen

A temporary art piece to celebrate LGBTQ Pride is now a permanent part of Stockholm's traffic landscape.
Stockholm, Sweden

Margareta Krook's Statue

A heated statue pays tribute to one of Sweden's great actresses.
Stockholm, Sweden

Percys Trappa

A wooden street sign is the last remnant of this 400-year-old alleyway.
Stockholm, Sweden

The Royal Armoury

A king's bloodstained shirt is among the gruesome collection of artifacts displayed below Stockholm's Royal Palace.
Malmö, Sweden

Turning Torso

Swedish skyscraper with a 90° twist.
Stockholm, Sweden

Järnpojke

Stockholm's tiniest statue is of a small boy looking at the Moon.
Stockholm, Sweden

Mårten Trotzigs Gränd

Stockholm's narrowest alley is barely over two feet wide.
Ystad, Sweden

Ales Stenar

According to legend, this boat-shaped henge is built over the grave of a mythic king.
Malmö, Sweden

Øresund Bridge

This chimerical bridge/tunnel appears to dead end right into the sea.
Stockholm, Sweden

The Cuckold of Skeppsbron

A man has revenged his true love's betrayal through tears and stone genitalia.
Stockholm, Sweden

Uppland Runic Inscription 53

An ancient Viking runestone hidden in plain view in Stockholm's old town.
Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Museum

It houses the remains of a 17th-century version of the Titanic.
Munich, Germany

Filmtheater Sendlinger Tor

This century-old cinema house has a marquee that has been hand painted by a single man for over 25 years.
Munich, Germany

Pinakothek der Moderne Futuro House

One of the most easily accessible examples of the rare 1960s UFO houses.
Munich, Germany

Eisbachwelle

Go surfing on this urban wave, "hacked" by local surfers.
Munich, Germany

Wurmeck

A fearsome dragon clings to a corner of Munich's city hall.
Munich, Germany

Viscardigasse

Golden cobblestones remember a time when this small alley was used to avoid having to give a Nazi salute.
Munich, Germany

Asamkirche

Among the ostentatious rococo ornamentation of this church, an image of death cuts the life-thread.
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
Munich, Germany

Jeweled Skeleton of Saint Munditia

The patron saint of spinsters grasps a container of dried blood.
Clermont-Ferrand, France

Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral

A Gothic cathedral created from volcanic rocks.
Paris, France

Paris Space Invaders

The video game-themed street art first popped up in the French city.
Paris, France

The Bouquinistes of Paris

The tradition of open-air secondhand and antiquarian bookselling in Paris dates back to the Renaissance.