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Vienna, Austria

Museumsquartier Passages

This series of Baroque passageways in Vienna's cultural center mix old architecture with modern art.
Vienna, Austria

Votivkirche (Votive Church)

A neo-Gothic church built to thank God for saving the Emperor of Austria from an assassination.
Inverkeithing, Scotland

Inverkeithing Mercat Cross

Aside from denoting a public square or market, this medieval structure was also a sign of a town's prosperity.
Vienna, Austria

Hofpavillon Hietzing

An ornate private entrance to the Vienna subway built specifically for the emperor.
Vienna, Austria

Steinhof Church

The first modernist church in Europe.
Hallstatt, Austria

Salzwelten: The Hallstatt Salt Mine

The world's oldest known salt mine.
Hluboká nad Vltavou, Czechia

The State Chateau of Hluboká

Heralded as one of the prettiest castles in all of Czechia.
Český Krumlov, Czechia

The Bear Moat at Český Krumlov Castle

Be(w)ar(e) the moat around this historic Czech castle.
Linz, Austria

Grottenbahn

Ride a dragon train into a world of dwarves.
Paris, France

The Relic Crypt of St. Helena at Église Saint-Leu-Saint-Gilles

This little-known relic crypt holds stolen parts of a Roman Empress.
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
Brazil

Viaduct Petrobras

An abandoned stretch of elevated road in the middle of the Brazilian jungle.
Johannesburg South, South Africa

Ponte Tower

The tallest residential building in Africa is an unsettling Brutalist monolith.
Knoxville, Maryland

The Sign Above the Tunnel

This advertisement for talcum powder was painted on the rock face and has since defied removal.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Resting place of Hollywood's immortals is also site of summer film screenings.
Vancouver, British Columbia

'Giants' on Granville Island Silos

The colorful, smiling concrete silos of Vancouver.
Yachats, Oregon

Thor's Well

On the Oregon coast there is a natural hole that seems to be draining the sea.
Piercy, California

Confusion Hill

An optical illusion found amid a logged redwood forest.
Quincy, Washington

Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies

This metallic stampede sits frozen on a Washington ridge yet the artist's vision is still incomplete.
Seattle, Washington

Montlake Spite House

This tiny home built on revenge appears to be scarcely wider than a Volkswagen.
Ariel, Washington

D.B. Cooper Day at the Ariel General Store & Tavern

An annual celebration of the infamous, unsolved skyjacking.
Forks, Washington

John's Beachcombing Museum

One man's eclectic collection of treasures found at sea.
Seattle, Washington

Amazon Spheres

The tech giant built three enormous glass orbs in Seattle so employees could work inside a rainforest greenhouse.
Renton, Washington

Jimi Hendrix Memorial

The final resting place of one of the most sensational guitar players of all time was only created after his father got the rights to his music.