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Paris, France

Flame of Liberty

This life-size replica of the Statue of Liberty's flame is also a tribute to Princess Diana by default.
Paris, France

The Bouquinistes of Paris

The tradition of open-air secondhand and antiquarian bookselling in Paris dates back to the Renaissance.
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

This bridge was constructed from the rubble of the infamous Bastille.
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

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

I Love You Wall

Paris' linguistic guide to the international language of, yes, love.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
San Juan Teotihuacan de Arista, Mexico

Quetzalpapálotl Palace

Dating back to the second century, vestiges of prehispanic mural paintings are found in this underground palace.
Bonampak, Mexico

Murals of Bonampak

Three small rooms in the jungle house the most elaborate and intact murals of the Mayan world.
Xcalacoop, Mexico

Cenote Ik-Kil

A magical sinkhole on the Yucatan peninsula adorned with mini waterfalls and hanging vines.
Mexico City, Mexico

Chapultepec Castle

The only castle in North America to ever house European sovereigns.
Ekbalam, Mexico

"Angels" of Ek' Balam

These winged Maya figures are the subject of speculation and conspiracies.
Cuernavaca, Mexico

Moctezuma Plaza

The former headquarters of a leader in the Mexican Revolution, and the site of an often-reproduced image.
Chihuahua, Mexico

Historical Museum of the Mexican Revolution

The former home of the famed revolutionary Pancho Villa is now a museum in his honor.
Mexico City, Mexico

Zócalo Metro Models

These subterranean models show Mexico City's central square during three different eras.
Mexico City, Mexico

'El Baile de los 41' ('Dance of the 41') Memorial Plaque

A tribute to the 20th-century ball that cast a spotlight on Mexico’s LGBTQ community.
Mexico City, Mexico

'El Perfil del Tiempo'

A "time traveler's" vision of human history stretches throughout Mexico City's Copilco metro station.
Cuernavaca, Mexico

Palace of Cortés

The conquistador's former fortress is the oldest preserved colonial building in the Americas.
Mexico City, Mexico

Monoliths of the Templo Mayor

This museum houses two of Mexico's most impressive Aztec monoliths.
Mexico City, Mexico

Temple Ehécatl

This Aztec structure remained hidden until the demolition of a supermarket exposed the lost temple.
Mexico City, Mexico

Tacubaya's Subway Mural

Inside a busy metro station, an impressive mural depicts the prehispanic city of Tenochtitlán.
Mexico City, Mexico

Serpents of the Great Temple

These spectacular, symbolic serpents lie within the shadow of the Great Temple.
Mexico City, Mexico

Aztec Serpent Head Cornerstone

On a cornerstone of the City Museum is the head of a monstrous serpent stolen from an Aztec pyramid 400 years ago.
Mexico City, Mexico

Palace of the Inquisition

This foreboding building was the headquarters of the terrifying Spanish Inquisition in Mexico.
Mexico City, Mexico

Monolith of Tlaloc

This colossal ancient sculpture of the monstrous Aztec rain god has a literally stormy history.