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Brussels, Belgium

The Belgian Centre for Comic Strip Art

From Tintin to the Smurfs, Europe's greatest graphic icons are celebrated in a grand Art Noveau gallery.
Ghent, Belgium

The Flashing Streetlights of Ai Nati Oggi

Each time a baby is born in Ghent, these streetlights flash in silent celebration.
Ghent, Belgium

Werregarenstraat

This narrow Ghent alleyway is an officially sanctioned street art tunnel.
Ghent, Belgium

Gravensteen

This fairytale castle was built as a show of power but was nearly torn down thanks to its history of torture.
Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim CycloCable

The world's first and only escalator for lazy bicycles and their daunted riders.
Valencia, Spain

Parque Gulliver

This massive fiberglass Gulliver turns every visitor into a Lilliputian.
Valencia, Spain

Central Market of Valencia

This amazing example of Valencian Art Nouveau looks more like a cathedral than a public market.
Valencia, Spain

Holy Chalice of Valencia

Of the many chalices in the running for the Holy Grail, this one in Valencia Cathedral sure looks the part.
Irkutsk, Russia

The Irkutsk Babr

Thanks to a spelling mistake this bizarre beaver-tiger hybrid became the symbol of a Siberian town.
Moscow, Russia

Peter the Great Statue

One of the world's tallest statues is also one of its most hated.
London, England

London Wall

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

The King's Cross Ice Well

A subterranean ice warehouse that has lain hidden beneath central London for over a century is now open to the public.
London, England

The Sherlock Holmes Museum

This London pub hides a peculiar secret: a recreation of the rooms shared at 221b Baker Street by Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
Singapore

The Clinic

"Would you like your sangria in an IV bag, or straight-up?"
Singapore

Krishna's Kitchen

Little India's hidden gem of kindness and good food.
Singapore

Kampong Lorong Buangkok

Singapore's last surviving traditional village is hidden among giant skyscrapers and modern infrastructure.
Singapore

Katong Antique House

This jam-packed Singapore antique museum preserves the fading remnants of a uniquely mixed culture.
Milan, Italy

The Devil's Column

The mark of the Devil's horns on a marble column in Milan.
Milan, Italy

Santa Maria presso San Satiro

Small on the outside, big on the inside, this church is an astonishing act of visual deception.
Paris, France

Montparnasse Cemetery

A Parisian cemetery where the elite and artistic are interred beneath an eccentric collection of tombs.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Bahia Palace

This vast masterpiece of Moroccan architecture spreads across 20 acres.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Cactus Thiemann

The largest cactus farm in Africa.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Saadian Tombs

Deliberately hidden for centuries, the magnificent Saadian Tombs were eventually uncovered in 1917.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Jardin Majorelle

It took 40 years to build this Eden-like garden in Marrakech, later restored by Yves Saint-Laurent.