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Lake Helen, Florida

Cassadaga

Town of spiritualists and mediums in Florida.
St. Augustine, Florida

Fort Matanzas National Monument

An 18th-century Spanish watchtower made entirely of seashell and concrete.
Leiden, Netherlands

Hortus Botanicus Leiden

A 'living museum' in Leiden, the oldest of its kind in the Netherlands.
Essen, Germany

Zollverein

The Bauhaus-style former industrial complex is considered the world's most beautiful coal mine.
IJsselstein, Netherlands

Gerbrandy Tower

Tower that turns into world's tallest Christmas tree.
Venice, Italy

The Mad Colored Houses of Burano

This community on a small Venetian island has taken to painting their houses in bright neon hues.
Murano, Italy

Isola di San Michele

Venice's island of the dead.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bijbels Museum

A collection of biblical memorabilia.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

KattenKabinet

Cat art as far as the eye can see.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Little Woodcutter

This unattributed sculpture in Amsterdam is hiding in plain sight.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theater Tuschinski

A beautifully eclectic mix of architectural styles.
Lisse, Netherlands

Keukenhof Gardens

Unsurprisingly, Holland is home to one of the most magnificent flower gardens in the world.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

Established in 1638 to battle the Black Death, Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam is a treasure trove of rare flora.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Micropia

The world's first zoo for microbes collecting the horrible and wonderful things living on and around us.
Aalsmeer, Netherlands

Royal FloraHolland

The largest flower auction house in the world.
Hilversum, Netherlands

Natuurbrug Zanderij Crailoo

The world's longest wildlife overpass provides Hilversum's critters with a safe alternative to trying their luck on the roadway.
Utrecht, Netherlands

Museum Speelklok

This Netherlands museum holds a gloriously mechanical collection of ornate musical automata.
New York, New York

The Last Remnants of the Polo Grounds

A crumbling staircase in upper Manhattan is all that remains of one of the most important sites in sports history.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The House with The Blood Stains

The former home of a mad diplomat is said to still be marked in bloody, arcane scrawls.
Paris, France

La Promenade Plantée

The first green space constructed on an elevated viaduct.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Monongahela Incline

The United States’s oldest funicular railway glides up and down a steep Pittsburgh street.
Oudewater, Netherlands

Witches' Weigh House

The giant scales in this museum can still tell if someone is one of the devil's brides just by weight.
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Betondorp

This 1920s Amsterdam neighborhood was built as a giant experiment in concrete construction.