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Krakow, Poland

Krakow Torch Sockets

Remnants from a time before electricity.
Berlin, Germany

Haus des Lehrers

A socialist building dedicated to teachers showcases one of the largest Soviet mosaics in the world.
Osaka, Japan

Radium Onsen

This bathhouse includes an option to soak in radioactive water.
Stockholm, Sweden


This pair of unsuspecting buildings are in fact the very first modern skyscrapers in Europe.
Stockholm, Sweden

Galgbacken (Gallow Hill)

The site of Stockholm's last public execution.
Leiden, Netherlands

Ludolph van Ceulen Memorial

A monument to the 16th-century mathemetician who dedicated his life to calculating the numerical value of pi.
Potsdam, Germany

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Platz

A memorial commemorating the place where Truman gave the order to deploy the first nuclear bombs on Japan.
Sir Lowry's Pass, South Africa

Gantouw Pass Wagon Trail

These 250-year-old wagon tracks are a lasting sign of Dutch migrants crossing the mountains.
Berlin, Germany


A statue of an astronomer gazes at the sky as a tribute to Caroline Herschel.
Basel, Switzerland

Feuerwehrmuseum Basel

The world's largest collection of fire-fighting items dating back almost 350 years.
Basel, Switzerland


A futuristic rocket marks the spot where three borders meet.
Cape Town, South Africa

Time Ball Tower

A 19th-century relic of timekeeping.
Utrecht, Netherlands


A uniquely preserved neo-Gothic church that is now home to a collection of art and woodcarvings.
Potsdam, Germany

Griebnitzsee Rauchschwalben (Griebnitzsee Station Swallows)

A local train station entrance hall doubles as a sanctuary for barn swallows.
Schiphol, Netherlands


A solid steel plane designed to catch fire over and over again.
San Francisco, California

Showgirl Magic Museum

In the basement of a San Francisco performing arts center, a small museum dedicated to the history of showgirls.
Utrecht, Netherlands

Miffy Traffic Light

The cutest way to stay safe in traffic.
Cape Town, South Africa

The Noon Gun

From atop a hill at the center of Cape Town, a cannon has been signalling the time since 1806.
Las Cañadas del Teide, Spain

The GREGOR Mirror

A space-grade telescope mirror lies discarded in the shrubs.
Menlo Park, California

Google Garage

In 1998, Larry Page and Sergey Brin briefly ran their fledgling company from this Silicon Valley garage.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Sweepers Clock

The hands on this clock appear to be created by two workers sweeping debris into careful positions.
Potsdam, Germany


This spectrum of a star was observed by one of the world's most accurate spectrographs. 
San Francisco, California

Albino Redwood

Under the shadow of its towering parent tree, a rare specimen of sequoia produces ghostly white leaves.
Woodside, California

Methuselah Tree (Redwood)

This massive redwood tree has stood in Northern California for nearly 2,000 years.