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London, England

Novelty Automation

A tongue-in-cheek arcade where the games are based on everyday life.
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
Austin, Texas

Frost Bank Tower

Locals dubbed it the "Owl Building" because of its bird-like appearance.
Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel

This 1,300 year old monastery built atop a single rock was once only accessible depending on the whims of the tide.
Essaouira, Morocco

Tide Pools of Essaouira

Vast stretch of tide-pools with a unique Moroccan charm.
Fez, Morocco

Chouara Leather Tannery

Traditional 11th-century outdoor tannery.
Fez, Morocco

Merenid Tombs

Crumbling necropolis set high above Fez.
Fez, Morocco

Fes el-Bali

Thousands of narrow alleyways in an ancient medieval city make up what's believed to be the world's largest car-free urban zone.
Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen

Founded as a refugee camp, now a popular tourist spot.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cuypers Library

This gorgeous reading room houses the oldest and largest art history library in the Netherlands.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Penis Fountain

Amsterdam's Red Light District leaves little to the imagination.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberger Bergbahnen

This historic funicular system combines the old with the new while offering delightful views over the surrounding valley.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Tun

Sitting in the basement of a castle, the largest wine barrel in the world is bigger than most apartments.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Bridge Monkey

It's good luck to be mocked by this monkey.
Iceland

Svartifoss

The unique waterfall in Iceland's south features a backdrop of geometric black lava columns.
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
Budapest, Hungary

Terror Háza

Museum dedicated to the terror regimes of Hungary.
Budapest, Hungary

The Citadella

From Austrians to Nazis to Soviets, this historic Budapest fortress has a history as complex as the city itself.
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

Built in 1870 at the bridge that connected Buda and Pest, this spectacular incline railway was almost lost forever during World War II.
Hartlepool, England

Hartlepool Monkey Memorial

The legend of a monkey that was hanged as a spy has inspired not only a football team name, but a successful mayoral campaign.
Bamburgh, England

Teak Ceiling at Bamburgh Castle

The medieval-looking hammer beam teak roof may be a Victorian vanity, but it's still absolutely magnificent.
Torfaen, Wales

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Go deep down into the earth to experience the world of Welsh coal miners.
North Yorkshire, England

Eden Camp

WWII artifacts, including the building itself.
Sunderland, England

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

A museum and gardens with unusual plants and a history of progressive programming for the blind.