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Antwerp, Belgium

Nello and Patrasche

This statue dedicated to the story of a Flemish boy and his dog was relatively obscure in Belgium, but a cult sensation in Japan.
Antwerp, Belgium

Semini Sculpture

This heavily worn bas-relief was once an honored fertility symbol.
Antwerp, Belgium

Brabo Fountain

A man throwing a giant severed hand towers over Antwerp’s main square.
Antwerp, Belgium

Hand of Druon Antigoon

The legendary giant's severed hand sits on Antwerp's popular shopping street.
Maldonado, Uruguay

Puente Laguna Garzón

Because sometimes the most efficient route from A to B isn't a straight line.
González Catán, Argentina

Campanópolis

An Argentinian businessman facing terminal cancer built this whimsical medieval village using salvaged materials.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Parque Rivadavia Book Market

With its vast selection of books, comics, and records, this nearly 70-year-old open-air market always rewards the patient browser.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Original Tomb of Tomás Guido

The humble tomb of an Argentine general, hand-built by his son using stones brought down from the Andes.
Luján de Cuyo, Argentina

Cementerio del Andinista

A cemetery dedicated to the mountaineers who perished climbing Mount Aconcagua.
Luján de Cuyo, Argentina

Puente del Inca

A brightly colored natural bridge formed by mineral-rich hot springs high up in the Andes.
São Paulo, Brazil

Parque Trianon

This park feels like a lush little jungle full of wildlife nestled within São Paulo.
Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Mahathat (Temple of the Great Relic)

The headquarters of the Mahanikai school of Buddhism, Thailand's largest monastic order.
Inyo, California

Devils Golf Course Landscape

"Only the devil could play golf here."
Inyo County, California

Badwater Basin

The lowest point in North America is home to an undrinkable pool surrounded by fields of geometric salt flats.
Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon

Most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest.
San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle

The unbelievably opulent home built for an infamous newspaperman.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Dyed by iron oxide over centuries, these sandstone rocks rise thousands of feet into the sky.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
London, England

Walthamstow Market

Though it's not the largest, this one-kilometer outdoor market is reportedly the longest in Europe.
London, England

Tower Bridge Chimney

An architectural oddity hides in plain sight on this iconic London bridge.
London, England

The Burlington Arcade Beadles

This luxury shopping lane has been protected by its own tiny police force for over a century.
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.
Stockholm, Sweden

Arlanda Airport Runestone

An 11th-century runestone decorates the halls of Terminal 2 of this Scandinavian travel hub.
Stockholm, Sweden

Birthplace of the Stockholm Syndrome

Now a hotel, this former bank was the site of a robbery that spawned a psychological phenomenon.