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Las Vegas, Nevada

'The Mantis'

Las Vegas's very own 40-foot-tall fire-spewing praying mantis.
Mill, Netherlands

Defensiekanaal

This vast World War II defense line was the site of a fierce battle.
Schokland, Netherlands

Schokland

The struggle of a small Dutch island against the sea.
Uden, Netherlands

Strawberry Drive-In

Drive past the giant fruit sculptures and up to the window for a menu of fruity treats.
Almere, Netherlands

Green Cathedral

Lombardy poplars planted to imitate the size and shape of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims.
Radio Kootwijk, Netherlands

Radio Kootwijk

This disused VLF radio station is no longer in service but the surrounding town still bears its name.
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.
Singapore

Umbrella Trees

Colorful umbrella-covered trees in Singapore's Little India look straight out of Dr. Seuss.
Heeswijk Dinther, Netherlands

The Kilsdonk Mill

A rare double mill nestled along the banks of the Aa river.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Red Light Secrets

This museum housed in a former brothel explores the past and present of sex work in Amsterdam.
Kinderdijk, Netherlands

Windmills of Kinderdijk

Birthplace of the "Cat in the Cradle" and a cluster of iconic, original windmills that let the Dutch tame the seas.
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Van Gogh Bicycle Path

Inspired by "The Starry Night" this Dutch bike path turns into a glowing work of art each night.
Pula, Croatia

Pula Arena

One of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters is still used today, but for less brutal events.
Singapore

Merlion

This statue once earned the distinction as one of the "Three Major Disappointments of the World."
Antwerp, Belgium

Elfde Gebod

According to this bar, God gave an “11th commandment” to Antwerp: Thou shalt drink beer.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam's Old City Wall

Inside this metro station is a section of the city's former medieval fortification.
Copacabana, Bolivia

Iñaq Uyu (House of the Virgins of the Sun)

An ancient Incan convent on Lake Titicaca's Island of the Moon.
Bucharest, Romania

Cărturești Carusel Bookstore

This once derelict building is now one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world.
Bucharest, Romania

Memorial of Rebirth

This memorial to the victims of the Romanian Revolution of 1989 is often compared to a potato on a skewer.
Bucharest, Romania

Trajan and Wolf Statue

One of the most controversial statues in Romania is an emperor with no clothes.
Bucharest, Romania

Curtea Veche (Old Princely Court)

The bust of Romania’s most notorious ruler, Vlad Dracula aka "Vlad the Impaler," keeps watch over the ruins of his medieval court.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Normaal Amsterdams Peil (Amsterdam Ordnance Datum)

Europe's official "zero-level," the equator of elevation.
Havana, Cuba

Statue of Cecilia Valdes

Standing in this historic plaza is a statue representing one of Cuba's most iconic literary characters.