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Bishtazhin, Kosovo

Ura e Terzive

This 15th-century Ottoman bridge was modified to keep up with the changing course of the river Erenik.
Lille, France

Vieille Bourse Book Market

Tables of secondhand books fill the inner courtyard of this 17th-century stock exchange.
Villerouge-Termenès, France

Cathar Castles

The site of the first medieval crusade that pitted Christians against Christians.
Nîmes, France

Maison Carrée Reconstructed Inscription

The lost Latin words were reconstructed using the holes from the nails that once pinned them in place.
Annecy, France

Palais de l’Île

A fortified palace in the shape of a ship on the Thiou river.
Inari, Finland

Siida Museum

A beautiful Arctic museum and nature center preserves the culture of the Sámi people.
Hong Kong

Man Mo Temple Complex

A serene space tucked amid the skyscrapers of Hong Kong's bustling financial district.
Mumbai, India

'Urbs Prima In Indis'

Mumbai's angel.
Mumbai, India

Port Trust War Memorial

A sandstone lamp post in Mumbai's business district honors the war efforts of the Port Trust and its employees who fell during World War I.
Faroe Islands

Lake Sørvágsvatn

The largest lake in the Faroe Islands seems to be held hundreds of feet above sea level thanks to an optical illusion.
Tallinn, Estonia

Maarjamäe Memorial Complex

This striking memorial is one of Estonia’s most controversial Soviet leftovers.
Løkken, Denmark

Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

An abandoned lighthouse awaits its destiny: being buried under shifting sand.
Vienna, Austria

Memorial Against War and Fascism

Designed as a reminder of one of the darkest moments in Austrian history.
Hong Kong

Chungking Mansions

Teeming with illegal goods and services, this towering maze of vice is also a popular tourist accommodation.
Larnaca, Cyprus

Larnaca Salt Lake

Once part of an ancient international harbor, it's now an all-you-can-eat shrimp buffet for flamingos and other water birds.
Trakai, Lithuania

Trakai Island Castle

Over time, this castle grew to encompass the entire island.
Dinant, Belgium

The Charles de Gaulle Saxophone Bridge

A whimsical bridge uses saxophones to pay tribute to two great men and the European Union.
Bruges, Belgium

House Bouchoute

The compass on its front was a handy tool for 17th-century merchants who needed to know the direction of the wind.
Antwerp, Belgium

Brabo Fountain

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

Lange Wapper Statue

This legendary giant, born from vegetables, terrorized townspeople and cheated local children in games.
Damme, Belgium

Damme Canal

Also known as Napolean's Canal, this waterway was created on the orders of the general, and construction was interrupted by Waterloo.
Baarle-Hertog, Belgium

The Migrating House

Not many houses move across borders, this one did it twice.
Skopje, North Macedonia

Memorial House of Mother Teresa

In the hometown of the Catholic saint and Nobel Peace Prize winner, a memorial dedicated to her legacy.
Vienna, Austria

Hochstrahlbrunnen

Along the edge of this fountain are 365 smaller fountains that represent the days of the year.