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Antofagasta Province, Chile

The VLT - Very Large Telescope

In the most arid desert on the planet, the world's leading telescope allows astronomers to see more than has ever been seen before.
Copiapó, Chile

Statue of Juan Godoy

A monument of the man who spurred Copiapó's silver mining industry.
Copiapó, Chile

Museo Mineralógico (Mineralogical Museum)

One of the world's most complete mineralogical collections.
Copiapó, Chile

The Copiapó

South America's oldest surviving locomotive.
Chile

La Silla Observatory

The Chilean mountain is freckled with (relatively) small European telescopes.
London, England

Trafalgar Square Imperial Measurements

These official units of measurement lie hidden beneath tourists' feet in a popular London hub.
Taltal, Chile

Kitson Meyer Locomotive

The antique vehicle is a preserved relic of Chile's nitrate mining industry.
Antofagasta, Chile

Antofagasta Mountainside Messages

Instead of using billboards, some people here relay their messages on the side of a mountain.
Stockholm, Sweden

Bengt Erland Fogelberg's Norse God Statues

Finally reunited, the three effigies now stand in a museum courtyard.
Stockholm, Sweden

Östermalm Echo Dome

Sound travels strangely in this underground whispering gallery.
Stockholm, Sweden

Aunt Green, Aunt Brown, and Aunt Lavender

The three colorful women depict characters from a beloved children's story.
Haarlem, Netherlands

Grote Kerk

This towering church is home to a world-famous organ and a treasure trove of medieval art.
Stockholm, Sweden

Skepptuna Church

A 12th-century church with a medieval fresco and an intriguing “Greek runestone.”
Stockholm, Sweden

Kronblom on a Walk

Wooden cutouts of the fictional family from the popular Swedish comic strip take a stroll along the side of the road.
Stockholm, Sweden

HSB Paternoster lift

Stockholm's last remaining paternoster elevator.
Stockholm, Sweden

Mårten Trotzigs Gränd

Stockholm's narrowest alley is barely over two feet wide.
Gennevilliers, France

Grave of Philibert Aspairt

The tombstone of an unfortunate explorer who disappeared in the Paris Catacombs.
Paris, France

Paris Catacombs Golem

A mud statue stands in the dark tunnels, seeming to hold up the weight of the city above.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam Historic Harbor

Old ships and machinery fill a historic harbor in the city that's home to Europe's largest port.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Hat of Lou Bandy

From afar it looks like someone's hat blew into the water, but closer inspection reveals a giant floating sculpture.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Het Badkonijn

A giant floating rubber duck-bunny painted with a different design every year.
Stockholm, Sweden

The Cuckold of Skeppsbron

A man has revenged his true love's betrayal through tears and stone genitalia.
Uppsala, Sweden

Pelle Svanslös Crosswalk

Uppsala's adorable feline sign celebrates a popular children's book set in the Swedish city.
Fjärdingen, Sweden

Uppland Runic Inscription 489

A rare rune stone dedicated to a woman.