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Iquitos, Peru

Casa de Fierro

This iron building in the Amazon allegedly shares an architect with the Eiffel Tower.
Lainate, Italy

Area di Servizio Villoresi Est

This Volcano-like rest area was designed by architect Giulio Ceppi built according to energy efficiency and ecological footprint standards.
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Schloss Vaduz

Liechtenstein's royal family calls this medieval alpine castle home.
Turin, Italy

'The Bench of the Lovers'

A portrayal of two lamps embraced and in love.
Geneva, Switzerland

Repère Pierre du Niton

This stone in Lake Geneva was once the reference point used to determine altitude in Switzerland.
Mantua, Italy

Cartiera Burgo (Burgo Paper Mill)

The "floating factory" was a highlight in the career of the Italian architect known for his unusual use of reinforced concrete.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent Metro Stations

An underground world of gorgeous, palatial metro stations designed as a nuclear shelter complex.
Florence, Italy

Statue of Fernando I

A plaque on the base of this statue holds a bewitching design.
Jökulsárgljúfur, Iceland

Karl og Kerling

Legend has it these two stones are petrified trolls.
Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Iceland

Kirkjugólf Basalt Columns

What was once believed to be a church floor turned out to be the artwork of geology.
Budapest, Hungary

‘The Fat Policeman’

Also known as Uncle Karl, the beloved bronze copper keeps a watchful eye on St. Stephen’s Basilica while people rub his lucky belly.
Rovereto, Italy

Campana dei Caduti (Bell of the Fallen)

One of the world's largest swinging bells is a symbol made from the melted aftermath of war.
Cavriana, Italy

Cavriana Castle

An annual goat race takes place within the walls of this medieval castle.
Grænásbraut, Iceland

Keflavik F4-Phantom

A tribute to the successful role of the Keflavik Naval Air Station in the defense of Iceland, United States and NATO Alliance.
Windhoek, Namibia

The Gibeon Meteorites

A public display of prehistoric space rocks is named for the Namibian village where they were found.
Namibia

Tropic of Capricorn Crossing

Road signs in Namibia mark the location of one of the five major circles of latitude.
Namibia

Welwitschia

Bizarre living fossil only grows in a small chunk of the Namib Desert.
Sossusvlei, Namibia

Dead Vlei

This "dead marsh" sits among the largest sand dunes in the world, a forest frozen in time.
Namibia

Namib Sand Sea

A desert that rolls right up to the ocean, where it's so dry animals live off the fog.
Revere, Italy

Revere's Ship Mill (Mulino natante di Revere)

The last working ship mill in Italy, once widespread on major rivers in whole Europe
New Orleans, Louisiana

Piazza d'Italia

A unique post-modern public space in the middle of the Warehouse District in New Orleans.
Rhodes, Greece

Street of the Knights

One of the best-preserved medieval streets in Europe.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur

One of the oldest family businesses in Reykjavík serves lamb-based hot dogs.
San Gimignano, Italy

Towers of San Gimignano

These medieval skyscrapers dominate the skyline of this small Tuscan town.