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Northumberland, England

St. Nicholas Church House

Decaying 18th-century church converted to a single-family home.
La Geneytouse, France

St Nicolas Pierres Initiatiques (Initiatory Stones)

More than 140 granite sculptures decorate the lawn of this French sculptor.
Poitiers, France

Le Clitoris

This anatomical sculpture raises awareness about violence against women and promotes gender equality.
Pirou, France

Pirou-Plage Ghost Village

An abandoned beach resort in Normandy reclaimed by artists.
Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France

Pointe du Hoc

A daring D-Day assault by U.S. Army Rangers is commemorated atop the high cliffs of this strategic point.
Saint-Germain-des-Vaux, France

Port Racine

The smallest port in France is named after the pirate who created it.
Strasbourg, France

Historic Wine Cellar of Strasbourg Hospital

This 14th century wine cellar is home to the oldest barrel-stored wine in the world.
Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany

Holbein Horse

A horse statue that receives constant makeovers from graffiti artists and locals.
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Brewers’ and Bakers’ Guild Windows at Freiburg Minster

This medieval cathedral houses stained-glass windows featuring saints and pretzels.
Rottweil, Germany

ThyssenKrupp Test Tower

Built to test magnetically levitated elevators, the tower also boasts Germany's highest visitor platform.
Gothenburg, Sweden

Feskekôrka - The "Fish Church"

A Gothic-inspired fish market is Gothenburg's best place to find loaves and fishes.
Stockholm, Sweden

Battle of the Elms

The scars of a remarkably organized public protest to save 13 elm trees are still visible in this Stockholm park.
Årjäng SV, Sweden

Båstnäs Car Cemetery

This Swedish automobile graveyard is a beautiful gallery of decay, but woe be to any who would steal a souvenir.
Stockholm, Sweden

Skansen Open Air Museum

Sweden's "good old days" painstakingly re-created in a model village.
Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Museum

It houses the remains of a 17th-century version of the Titanic.
Valhallarvegur, Iceland

Þingvellir Church

This beautiful, historic church looks like something out of a simpler past.
Iceland

Þingvellir

The picturesque birthplace of Icelandic democracy is drenched in the blood of its brutal past.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

This stunning concert hall has become a symbol of Iceland's national recovery.
Iceland

Námaskarð

A sulfuric martian landscape that looks far better than it smells.
Iceland

U.S. Navy DC-3 Wreckage

This wrecked airplane husk has been sitting on a black sand beach since the 1970s.
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
Iceland

Silfra

This natural Icelandic fissure allows divers to swim right between two volatile tectonic plates.
Iceland

Haukadalur Geothermal Field

This valley of hot springs and boiling mud pots is home to the record-holding "Geysir," which originated the English word.
Iceland

Dettifoss

The most powerful waterfall in all of Europe.