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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Homomonument

Three connected pink triangles memorialize persecuted gays and lesbians throughout history.
Washington, D.C.

Rat Graves

Stone markers on the campus of Gallaudet University commemorate a peculiar school tradition.
Paris, France

The Bouquinistes of Paris

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

Petite Ceinture

Abandoned railway line circling the city of Paris.
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
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

Musée du quai Branly (Quai Branly Museum)

This Parisian gem is one of the most incredible ethnographic museums in the world.
Paris, France

Paris Space Invaders

The video game-themed street art first popped up in the French city.
Paris, France

Carousel of Extinct and Endangered Animals

Known as the "Dodo Manège," this carousel features a herd of animals that have disappeared—or may be gone soon.
Paris, France

Musée Curie

The history of radiation is on safe display at the foot of a radiation science laboratory.
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

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

Catacombes de Paris

The vast, legendary catacombs hold secrets much stranger than stacked bones.
Paris, France

La REcyclerie

This Parisian café sticks almost exclusively to an ethos of reuse.
Arlington, Virginia

Netherlands Carillon

An oft-overlooked, magically musical monolith that stands majestically between Arlington Cemetery and the Iwo Jima Memorial.
New York, New York

Gay Street

An aptly-named street near the birthplace of the modern LGBT rights movement.
Rome, Italy

Ludus Magnus

The ruins of the largest gladiatorial school in Rome are largely hidden under modern streets.
Rome, Italy

Pons Fabricius

This is the oldest Roman-made bridge in the city still existing in its original state.
Rome, Italy

Pons Aemilius

The only remaining arch of the oldest stone bridge in Rome stands in the middle of the Tiber.
Rome, Italy

Cloaca Maxima

The "Greatest Sewer" of ancient Rome is one of the oldest sewer systems in the world, and is still in use.
Siena, Italy

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

First founded in 1472, this is the oldest bank in the world. Its history may explain why we call financial institutions "banks."
Naples, Italy

Stazione Neapolis

A special area of the National Archaeological Museum of Naples is located inside a metro station.
Naples, Italy

Toledo Art Station

This shining multicolored metro station deep under Naples is said to be the most beautiful in Europe.
Rome, Italy

Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana

Also known as the Square Colosseum, this building is a prime example of fascist-era rationalist architecture.
Rome, Italy

Parco degli Acquedotti

This beautiful park on the outskirts of Rome protects the ruins of two colossal ancient aqueducts.