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Places visited in Willemstad, Curaçao
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Hyde Park, New York

The Hyde Park Vanderbilt Mansion

"A hideous albatross in the Hudson River Valley."
Medellín, Colombia

The Gondolas of Medellín

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

The Abandoned Pietermaai Mansions

The mouldering manses of wealthy colonials still pock the streets of a Curaçao neighborhood.
Willemstad, Curaçao

Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue

The floor of the oldest surviving synagogue in the Americas is entirely covered in sand.
Willemstad, Curaçao

Klein Curaçao

Shipwrecks, ruins, and turtles are all that remain on this haunting Caribbean ghost island.
Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Sherry-Drinking Mice of Tío Pepe

A complimentary beverage is offered to the bodega's resident rodents every day.
Utrecht, Netherlands

Poem With No End

'The Letters of Utrecht' lays out a ribbon of poetry one letter at a time, with no final verse in sight.
The Hague, Netherlands

Panorama Mesdag

The largest 19th century panorama in the world still in-situ.
Schiphol, Netherlands

Schiphol Clock

It appears as if a man is standing behind this giant airport clock, painting the hands in real time.
The Hague, Netherlands

Madurodam

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

Cube Houses

These slanted cubic abodes are a creative if odd solution to a zoning pickle.
Kinderdijk, Netherlands

Windmills of Kinderdijk

Birthplace of the "Cat in the Cradle" and a cluster of iconic, original windmills that let the Dutch tame the seas.
Zaandam, Netherlands

Hotel Inntel Zaandam

Colorful and chaotic stacked hotel in North Holland.
Berlin, Germany

Haus Schwarzenberg Street Art Alley

A narrow passage next to a cafe leads to a courtyard exploding with murals, tags, and paste-ups.