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Places visited in Genoa, Italy
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Windsor, England

The Queen's Swans at Windsor

All unmarked mute swans on the Thames are owned by the Queen per a tradition that began in the 12th century.
Auckland, New Zealand

Maungawhau (Mount Eden)

The platform atop this verdant volcano was built with the help of a royal elephant.
Auckland, New Zealand

Sky Tower

A New Zealand communications tower stands as the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere.
Kawakawa, New Zealand

Hundertwasser Toilets

Modern art meets modern convenience in possibly the world's most architecturally important public bathroom.
Dublin, Ireland

The Proclamation Sculpture

A particularly disconcerting tribute to Irish martyrs.
Dublin, Ireland

Phil Lynott Statue

A statue in the center of Dublin dedicated to one of their favorite sons of rock & roll.
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin General Post Office

The modern birthplace of Irish freedom.
Dublin, Ireland

The Famine Memorial in Dublin

The somber sculptures commemorating Irish Famine on the river Liffey in Dublin.
Dublin, Ireland

Statue of Oscar Wilde

The comedy and tragedy of Oscar Wilde is preserved in a Dublin park, captured in a sculpture of colorful stone.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló

One of Antoni Gaudí's most classic buildings is well-known for its "dragon-back" design.
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
Dublin, Ireland

Kilmainham Gaol

One of Ireland's most infamous prisons for rebels including men, women and children.
Ansons Bay, Australia

Bay of Fires

Aqua white sand highlighted with fiery red rocks.
Port Arthur, Australia

Port Arthur Penal Colony

Relics of Australia's convict past, and a modern scene of unimaginable horror.
Pyengana, Australia

St Columba Falls

A granite waterfall cascading down is one of the highest multi-tiered falls in the state.
Freycinet, Australia

Wineglass Bay

One of the best beaches in the entire world.
Madrid, Spain

Kilometre Zero

A stone slab in Madrid marks the point from which the distances of Spain's national roads are measured.
Madrid, Spain

Templo de Debod

An ancient Egyptian temple in the middle of Madrid, Spain.
Genoa, Italy

Roman Polanski's Neptune

Massive galleon from a box-office bomb docked in Genoa.
Genoa, Italy

Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno

A stunning cemetery famous for its extraordinarily delicate & lifelike mourning sculptures.
Genoa, Italy

Civic Museum of Natural History Giacomo Doria

Genoa's collection of over 4 million zoological, botanical, and geological specimens from around the world.