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Bruges, Belgium

Smedenpoort Skull

The bronzed skull of a beheaded traitor was affixed to the city gate in the 17th century.
Mérida, Mexico

The Corners of Mérida

Iconic red and white plaques show the creative names invented to navigate the city streets.
North Vancouver, British Columbia

The Eye of the Wind

The mountaintop wind turbine boasts a viewing deck — and a fair share of controversy.
Vancouver, British Columbia

'Giants' on Granville Island Silos

The colorful, smiling concrete silos of Vancouver.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Gastown Steam Clock

A working steam clock, one of only a few in the world, located in Vancouver's Victorian Gastown.
Vancouver, British Columbia

9 O'Clock Gun

This quirky piece of naval artillery has been deafening Canadians for over a century.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Stanley Park

"Girl in a Wetsuit" is what happens when a sculptor has to find a way around a 100 year old copyright.
Guadalajara, Spain

Osborne Bull

Originally used to sell brandy, the bull-shaped billboard became an iconic symbol of Spain.
Córdoba, Spain

Cross of the Captive

A curious carving hides on a marble column in the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba.
Barcelona, Spain

Tió de Nadal

Catalonia Tradition: Beating the hollow Christmas log until it defecates in your fireplace.
Toledo, Spain

Roman Circus of Toledo

The ruins of an ancient stadium that hosted gripping chariot and horse races.
Córdoba, Spain

Mosque-Cathedral

Spain's unique Mosque-Cathedral has been a place of worship for both Muslims and Christians throughout its history.
Barcelona, Spain

The Giants of Santa Maria del Pi

The oldest giants in Catalonia are now displayed in a 14th-century Gothic church.
Barcelona, Spain

Columns of the Temple of Augustus

The 2,000-year-old Roman columns are hidden within Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.
Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Three bridges, two historical sections of city, and one giant canyon make up this fantastic Spanish settlement.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Mayan pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
Valladolid, Mexico

Cenote Zací

If you can look past the nearby sewer pipes, this urban sinkhole grotto is a mini-paradise.
Bacalar, Mexico

Laguna de Bacalar (Lake of Seven Colors)

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Mexico

Calakmul

A hidden treasure of an abandoned city lies deep in the jungles of Campeche, Mexico.
Rosemead, California

Rufus the Fish

This 38-year old fish almost became a casualty of changing trends but has been saved by his fans.
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic L.A. bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank—both symbolic and chic.
Los Angeles, California

Bradbury Building

The legendary building that needed ghostly approval before being built.
Los Angeles, California

Angels Flight

Historic funicular railway, believed to be the shortest railroad in the world.
Los Angeles, California

Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Historic marionette theater features 3,000 handmade puppets and free cups of ice cream.