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Doha, Qatar

Pearl Monument

This fountain pays homage to Qatar's history of pearling, the primary industry before oil.
Doha, Qatar

Orry the Oryx Statue

This seemingly random 30-foot statue of an oryx in Qatar's capital was a mascot for the 2006 Asian Games.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Stadsbank van Lening (City Bank of Lending)

The facade of this bank has changed little over the centuries, including its unique welcome sign.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Normaal Amsterdams Peil (Amsterdam Ordnance Datum)

Europe's official "zero-level," the equator of elevation.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Stichting Nationaal Brilmuseum

The spectacular history of spectacles on display.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica (Ritman Library)

This impressive collection of rare books on ancient mysticism inspired author Dan Brown.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Totalitarian Art Gallery

This basement museum explores the art and artistry of fascism.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

De Poezenboot (The Cat Boat)

A floating cat sanctuary on an Amsterdam canal.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Singel 7

The world's narrowest house facade is also a monument to 17th-century tax evasion.
Prague, Czechia

'Babies'

Straight out of a nightmare, barcode-faced babies climb up and down Prague's television tower.
Prague, Czechia

Palladium Shopping Mall

Throughout this shopping mall are medieval ruins that were discovered during the mall's construction.
Prague, Czechia

Vojan Gardens

The oldest garden in Prague, once part of an medieval orchard.
Berlin, Germany

Hansa Studios

From Iggy Pop to David Bowie to Nick Cave, this regal music studio has served some of the all time greats.
Berlin, Germany

Mengenlehreuhr

The world's first clock to use set theory as a measure of time required the invention of a new light bulb just to maintain its obtuse measurements.
Hamburg, Germany

Miniatur Wunderland

Model Trains and Much More in Hamburg.
Hamburg, Germany

St. Nicholas' Church

Once the tallest building in the world, this abandoned church is now a monument to the destruction of WWII.
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism

A memorial in the Tiergarten is a reminder of the suffering inflicted on homosexuals by the Nazi regime.
Berlin, Germany

Onkel Toms Hütte (Uncle Tom's Cabin)

The 1852 novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" lends its name to a subway station, a street, and several shops on the edge of Berlin.
Berlin, Germany

Berliner Unterwelten (Subterranean Berlin)

A tour of underground Berlin takes you through WWII air raid shelters and tunnels used to smuggle people out of East Germany.
Berlin, Germany

David Hasselhoff Museum

What started as a tongue-in-cheek shrine is now a full-blown museum celebrating "The Hoff" and his longtime love affair with Berlin.
Berlin, Germany

Wir Waren Nachbarn (We Were Neighbors)

A unique Holocaust memorial tells the personal stories of the Jewish residents exiled from greater Berlin.
Nairobi, Kenya

Carnivore Restaurant

Kenyan restaurant is a carnivore's paradise, serving exotic meats at its ultimate 'Beast of a Feast.'
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

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

Wanamaker Building

The first American department store, and home to the largest operating musical instrument in the world.