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Jerusalem, Israel

Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem

The only quarter of the Old City not dedicated to a major world religion.
Masada, Israel

Masada

This daunting 1st century fortress was purportedly the site of one of the most dramatic revolts of the Jewish-Roman wars.
Jerusalem, Israel

Shrine of the Book

The home of the Dead Sea Scrolls is an abstract modernist dream.
Goght, Armenia

Geghard Monastery

This Armenian monastery was carved out of cliffs and named after the spear used to stab Jesus.
Medellín, Colombia

Parque Arvi

Located outside Medellín, this Colombian park focuses on conservation and sustainability.
Medellín, Colombia

Parque de los Pies Descalzos (Barefoot Park)

This city park wants you to take your shoes off.
Medellín, Colombia

Comuna 13

Outdoor escalators and art have helped change what was once a notoriously dangerous part of Medellín.
Medellín, Colombia

The Gondolas of Medellín

An unusual and beautiful form of mass transit serves the city's steepest neighborhoods.
Medellín, Colombia

Plaza Botero

Home to 23 voluptuous and instantly lovable sculptures by one of Latin America's most celebrated artists.
Medellín, Colombia

The Birds of Peace

Two identical statues by Fernando Botero, one blown to pieces in a terrorist bombing, the other donated as a gift for peace.
Cape Town, South Africa

Foreshore Freeway Bridge

Despite many attempts to finish this bridge, it has been abandoned since the 1970s.
Utrecht, Netherlands

Central Station Bicycle Parking

The world's largest bicycle shelter can hold more than 12,500 bikes.
Delft, Netherlands

Reactor Institute Delft

A nuclear reactor created for Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" campaign is now used for research at a Dutch university.
Stavoren, Netherlands

Lady of Stavoren

This Dutch statue is a monument to the fictional shrew who brought doom to the city of Stavoren.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Het Badkonijn

A giant floating rubber duck-bunny painted with a different design every year.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Schouwburgplein Kinetic Lamp Posts

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

Rotterdam Historic Harbor

Old ships and machinery fill a historic harbor in the city that's home to Europe's largest port.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Maastunnel

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

IJsseloog

This artificial ring island was built to hold cubic tons of polluted dirt.
Haarlem, Netherlands

Grote Kerk

This towering church is home to a world-famous organ and a treasure trove of medieval art.
The Hague, Netherlands

Louwman Museum

In the Netherlands, one of the world's largest private car collections can be found.
Dwingeloo, Netherlands

Dwingeloo Radio Observatory

This giant radio telescope would be a rusting ruin if it hadn't become such a beloved relic.
Delft, Netherlands

Museum Prinsenhof Delft

Now a museum this building was once a 14th century monastery and the place where the founder of the Dutch nation lived and was assassinated.
Leiden, Netherlands

The Old Leiden Belltower

The remains of a medieval wall discovered in the basement of a jewelry store.