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Orp-Jauche, Belgium

The Grottoes of Folx-les-Caves

Ancient man-made caves underneath small town Belgium.
Charleroi, Belgium

Power Plant IM

The vast chamber inside this abandoned cooling tower looks like something out of a sci-fi dystopia.
Damme, Belgium

Damme Canal

Also known as Napoleon's Canal, this waterway was created on the orders of the general, and construction was interrupted by Waterloo.
Dinant, Belgium

International Regatta of Bathtubs

This annual Belgian water race attracts bathtub captains from all over the world.
Tervuren, Belgium

Bandundu Water Jazz Band

A jazz band formed by African water animals in the heart of Flemish Brabant.
Sankt Vith, Belgium

Sourdough Library

Burbling away in refrigerators are 105 sourdough starters from around the world.
Columbus, Ohio

The Slingshot

The playful side of the Columbus community is on full display.
Columbus, Ohio

Garden of Constants

This whimsical campus lawn is dotted with large sculpted numbers and hidden mathematical formulas.
Ghent, Belgium

Gravensteen

This fairytale castle was built as a show of power but was nearly torn down thanks to its history of torture.
Dublin, Ireland

Samuel Beckett Bridge

Dublin's most modern, visually spectacular bridge is modeled after Ireland's national emblem.
Dublin, Ireland

The Hungry Tree

An 80-year-old plane tree is devouring an iron bench at Ireland's oldest law school.
London, England

Trafalgar Square Imperial Measurements

These official units of measurement—including chains and perches—lie hidden beneath tourists' feet in a popular London hub.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
London, England

Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

Abstract dinosaur models in London.
London, England

Paddington Bear Statue

After nearly 60 years, there's still a bear at Paddington Station looking for help.
London, England

The Churchill War Rooms

The perfectly preserved underground rooms where Churchill plotted the war against Germany.
London, England

Magic Circle Museum

This collection of illusory paraphernalia has been culled from the history of London's premier magician's club.
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin General Post Office

The modern birthplace of Irish freedom.
Dublin, Ireland

The Famine Memorial in Dublin

The somber sculptures commemorating Irish Famine on the river Liffey in Dublin.
Dublin, Ireland

Oddities of Christ Church Cathedral

The mummified heart of a saint lives on in this church—after a brief hiatus when it was stolen.
Dublin, Ireland

The Long Room Library at Trinity College

The gorgeous library at Trinity College is home to remarkable treasures of Irish identity.