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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Normaal Amsterdams Peil (Amsterdam Ordnance Datum)

Europe's official "zero-level," the equator of elevation.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Brouwerij’t IJ

This bird-loving brewery is situated in an old municipal bathhouse, nestled beside a 300-year-old windmill.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oudekerksplein

This city square is home to Amsterdam's oldest church and a statue honoring Dutch sex workers.
The Hague, Netherlands

World Peace Flame Pathway

Lumps of significant stone from around the world surround a flaming monument for peace.
The Hague, Netherlands

Panorama Mesdag

The largest 19th century panorama in the world still in-situ.
Porto, Portugal

Carmo and Carmelitas Churches

A hidden three-foot-wide house separates these two regal churches.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Bridge Monkey

It's good luck to be mocked by this monkey.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Victory Column

A monument to the three wars that led to German unification towers within a Berlin traffic circle.
Berlin, Germany

Marx and Engels Forum

One of downtown Berlin's last reminders of its Communist past.
Berlin, Germany

The Bebelplatz

The site of the famous Nazi book burning campaign of 1933 remembers its "Night of Shame".
Munich, Germany

Klenze's Stone Bench

The unusually large seat sits atop the base of a ruined temple.
Munich, Germany

Monopteros

This beautiful 19th-century temple stands atop the ruins of its predecessor.
Munich, Germany

Westfriedhof Station

A subterranean display of public art and architecture.
Munich, Germany

Filmtheater Sendlinger Tor

This century-old cinema house has a marquee that has been hand painted by a single man for over 25 years.
Munich, Germany

Wurmeck

A fearsome dragon clings to a corner of Munich's city hall.
Munich, Germany

Viscardigasse

Golden cobblestones remember a time when this small alley was used to avoid having to give a Nazi salute.
Turin, Italy

The Dome of San Lorenzo

The intricate geometry inside this Baroque-style dome was designed to create "terror of the human soul."
Turin, Italy

Piazza Statuto

This fountain is dedicated to the workers who perished constructing the Fréjus Rail Tunnel.
Turin, Italy

'Baci Rubati' ('Stolen Kisses')

This building has a giant piercing through one of its corners.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Villa Freud

A pocket of Buenos Aires with an unusually high concentration of psychotherapists.
Lusaka, Zambia

Zesco Cooling Tower

The abandoned tower is the last remnant of Lusaka's first major power plant.
Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka National Museum's Witchcraft Exhibit

Artifacts showcasing the witchy history of Zambia.
Asmara, Eritrea

Fiat Tagliero Service Station

Eritrea's futuristic gas station is a nod to Italy's fascist history.