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Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
52.5050, 13.4397
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
47.5574, 10.7495
Touro Cemetery gates.
Newport, Rhode Island

Touro Cemetery

The second oldest Jewish graveyard in the U.S. is tiny, with connections to George Washington and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
41.4876, -71.3095
Newport, Rhode Island

Touro Synagogue

Oldest synagogue in the United States.
41.4891, -71.3121
Montmartre cemetery
Paris, France

Montmartre Cemetery

A horde of stray cats rule in this secluded Parisian cemetery under a bridge.
48.8859, 2.3319
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
48.8594, 2.3910
Barcelona, Spain

Mirador de Colom (Columbus Monument)

A vista of the city and sea from atop the little-known viewing deck on an unassuming Columbus statue.
41.3758, 2.1777
The church's interior
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
41.4036, 2.1744
Plaster cast of a dog at Pompeii.
Pompei, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
40.7516, 14.4903
Bunker in Monte Croce Comelico Pass
Italy

The Alpine Wall

A line of abandoned, alien-like fortresses dot the mountains of North Italy.
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In the upper station
Naples, Italy

Funicolare Centrale

In a city that boasts four separate inclined cable railways, this is one of the busiest funicular lines in the world.
40.8389, 14.2478
Fresco erotic scene in the Lupanar
Pompei, Italy

The Ancient Brothels of Pompeii

In the Lupanare Grande the walls are still adorned with the services there offered.
40.7503, 14.4868
(Kuriositas)
Pompei, Italy

Thermopolia of Pompeii

Ancient snack bar of the Roman Empire re-opened.
40.7507, 14.4841
Orvieto Underground
Orvieto, Italy

Orvieto Underground

This picturesque Umbrian city has a subterranean side that has long remained hidden.
42.7166, 12.1126
Church of San Sebastiano.
Rome, Italy

The Catacombs of San Sebastian

Jesus' footprints and the first catacombs in the world.
41.8559, 12.5163
(WikiCommons)
Rome, Italy

Via Appia

2300-year-old Roman road connecting the empire.
41.8675, 12.5028
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bascarsija

Oriental bazaar in the heart of Sarajevo.
43.8591, 18.4310
The Reichenbach Falls
Schattenhalb, Switzerland

The Reichenbach Falls

The alpine falls where Sherlock Holmes apparently met his demise can actually be visited.
46.7136, 8.1831
sudden rain in harbor
George Town, Cayman Islands

George Town

The capital of the Cayman Islands is a center of offshore banking, but gets battered by blistering hurricanes.
19.2868, -81.3721
YWCA designed by Julia Morgan
Pasadena, California

The Old YWCA Building

A landmark for a trailblazer for female architects and the designer of one of the most famous and opulent buildings in California.
34.1471, -118.1454
The Memorial
Pasadena, California

Jackie and Mack Robinson Memorial

Pasadena’s Ground-Breaking Brothers.
34.1475, -118.1445
The giant metal roadrunner watches traffic from the middle of the rotary.
La Quinta, California

Big Metal Roadrunner

A giant desert bird that once swung music fans at Coachella now has a home in a nearby traffic circle.
33.6710, -116.2687
Pasadena City Hall Facade
Pasadena, California

Pasadena City Hall

One of Hollywood’s favorite government buildings.
34.1476, -118.1435
The gym
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
33.9854, -118.4727