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Noratus, Armenia

Noratus Cemetery Khachkars

Hundreds of intricately carved Armenian stone crosses can be found within this huge cemetery.
Paris, France

The Stravinsky Fountain

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

Shakespeare and Company

This iconic Parisian bookstore doubles as the "Tumbleweed Hotel" for traveling writers.
Sighișoara, Romania

Towers of Sighișoara

Nine centuries-old fortresses guard the walls of this medieval Romanian city.
Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu's Houses with Eyes

Something's watching you.
Bucharest, Romania

Palace of the Parliament

This communist behemoth is the heaviest building in the world and a legacy of a brutal regime.
Lisbon, Portugal

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

One man's remarkable private collection of art from around the world.
Lido, Italy

San Lazzaro degli Armeni

Originally a leper colony, the island is now an Armenian monastery that's home to an incredible manuscript library and eclectic museum.
Yerevan, Armenia

Katoghike Church

This little medieval church hidden in the center of Yerevan was lost and rediscovered—twice.
Los Angeles, California

Venice of America Canals

After starting as a whimsical tourist attraction that eventually found its way to ruin, these renovated canals offer a lush and exotic locale on the Pacific Coast.
Luray, Virginia

The Great Stalacpipe Organ

An organ located deep within a cave, whose "pipes" are the geological features of the cave itself.
Los Angeles, California

St. Vincent Court

A faux European lane smack dab in downtown L.A.
Los Angeles, California

Urban Light

Scores of vintage street lamps shine along L.A.’s Miracle Mile.
Los Angeles, California

La Brea Tar Pits Dragonfly Fossils

These delicate buggers are some of the rarest fossils that have bubbled up from the Tar Pits.
Los Angeles, California

Tiki-Ti

Established in the '60s, a family-owned tropical drink bar founded by Ray Buhen, bartender to the stars.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló

One of Antoni Gaudi's most classic buildings is well-known for its "dragon-back" design.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for just short of 9 decades longer than intended.
Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake

The deepest lake in the United States, and once the site of epic destruction that lives on in myth.
Los Angeles, California

Clifton's Cafeteria

Giant Redwood-themed cafeteria operates under the golden rule, "Dine Free Unless Delighted."
Los Angeles, California

Watts Towers

America's most famous piece of self-built architecture.
Glendale, California

Museum of Neon Art

A one-of-a-kind collection of a unique medium.
Skhtorashen, Armenia

Tnjri

Local legend says that whoever burns down this 2,000 year old Armenian tree will only have seven days left to live.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Vank Bell Tower

When the Soviets destroyed the historic Armenian monastery they somehow left its bell tower intact.
Los Angeles, California

Binoculars Building

In a city filled with Frank Gehry buildings, one stands out as one of the architect's weirder works.