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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Foucault Pendulum at the Franklin Institute

A daily replay of the experiment that proved the rotation of the Earth.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker Grand Court Organ

The sounds of the world's largest fully functioning pipe organ dazzle shoppers at a Philadelphia Macy's.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Victory Column

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

Humboldthain Flak Tower

These former Nazi anti-aircraft towers offer a singular view of the north of Berlin in the summer, and a sanctuary for bats in winter.
Venice, Italy

Squero di San Trovaso

Where Venice's gondolas go for a tune-up.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Lost Third Column

Two stone columns flank the grand Venice square, but there were supposed to be three.
Prague, Czechia

'Il Commendatore' ('Cloak of Conscience')

This spooky statue sits outside a famous Prague theater.
Prague, Czechia

The Penguins at Kampa Park

A series of playful yellow penguins share a serious message about the environment.
Prague, Czechia

Tančící dům - Dancing House of Prague

This tipsy office building in downtown Prague was originally called “Fred and Ginger.”
Prague, Czechia

Hlava Franze Kafky (Franz Kafka's Head)

A bust of Franz Kafka spins in pieces, reflecting the writer's inner torment.
Berlin, Germany

Prussian National Monument for the Liberation Wars

A towering monument to war, located on a beautifully peaceful hill.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dragon Bridge

A whimsical bridge adorned with decorative dragons.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Metelkova

This abandoned Slovenian military barracks has become a punky-political art squat.
Zagreb, Croatia

Croatian Museum of Naïve Art

An eclectic art form practiced by untrained masters is celebrated at this museum in the heart of Zagreb's old Upper Town.
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships

Where the lovelorn find a home for their sentimental keepsakes.
Berlin, Germany

Denkzeichen Georg Elser

A monument to the man who almost killed Hitler.
Berlin, Germany

Museum of Unheard of Things

A wunderkammer of mysterious objects and stories.
Berlin, Germany

Marx and Engels Forum

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

Dahlem-Dorf U-Bahn Station Benches

A traditional U-Bahn station in Berlin gets a string of rather untraditional benches.
Berlin, Germany

The Return of the Cows

Art and a pun, all in one.
Bucharest, Romania

Arcul de Triumf

Romania's triumphal arch looks out over Bucharest.
Bucharest, Romania

Curtea Veche (Old Princely Court)

The bust of Romania’s most notorious ruler, Vlad Dracula aka "Vlad the Impaler," keeps watch over the ruins of his medieval court.