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Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elfreth's Alley

This charming colonial alleyway is one of the oldest continuously used residential streets in the U.S.
39.9528, -75.1424
Detail of Wanamaker Organ.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker Grand Court Organ

The sounds of the world's largest fully functioning pipe organ dazzle shoppers at a Philadelphia Macy's.
39.9519, -75.1618
Oslo, Norway

Viking Ship Museum

Home to three historic ships from the age of Vikings.
59.9043, 10.6860
Oslo, Norway

Fram Museum

Housing the famous Norwegian ice-defying 19th century polar exploration ship.
59.9032, 10.6985
"Man Attacked by Babies" at Vigeland Sculpture Park
Oslo, Norway

Vigeland Sculpture Park

One man's exploration of the human form, including the bizarre and delightful "Man Attacked by Babies."
59.9245, 10.7075
Oslo opera house, front.
Oslo, Norway

Oslo Opera House

The design of this beautifully crafted building was inspired by Norwegian glaciers.
59.9081, 10.7512
Polaria
Tromsø, Norway

Polaria

The world's northernmost aquarium looks like it has fallen over.
69.6439, 18.9494
Roald Amundsens statue in the morning fog, Tromsø
Tromsø, Norway

Roald Amundsen Monument

The great polar explorer is remembered in this far north Norwegian town, where he embarked on his final expedition.
69.6481, 18.9589
Ishavskatedralen
Tromsø, Norway

Arctic Cathedral (Ishavskatedralen)

This functioning parish church is also the site of many concert performances due to its wonderful acoustics.
69.6480, 18.9875
Z2 Georg Thiele.
Narvik, Norway

Z2 Georg Thiele Shipwreck

The rusted hull of a WWII German destroyer pokes above the surface in a Norwegian fjord.
68.4083, 17.8119
Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate.
York, England

Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate

One of the shortest streets in York has an especially odd name.
53.9592, -1.0793
The Shambles.
York, England

Shambles of York

Follow the original medieval paths that wind through this intriguing section of the city.
53.9591, -1.0800
View of 33 Thomas Street from the adjacent streets at the intersection of Church & Worth.
New York, New York

Long Lines Building

An uber-secure, windowless tower of doom in the center of Manhattan is an NSA spyscraper.
40.7164, -74.0061
Taos, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo

Multi-storied adobe home continuously inhabited for 1000 years.
36.4386, -105.5445
The site of the second defenestration of Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Defenestration of Prague Window

The palace window through which Protestant nobles flung two Catholic regents, thus sparking the Thirty Years' War.
50.0902, 14.3996
Pobednik, or "Statue of the Victor," depicts a triumphant royal atop the spire
Belgrade, Serbia

Pobednik (The Victor) Monument

A towering spire in the fortress of Kalemegdan honors the victorious armies of Serbia during their struggles against the Ottoman Empire.
44.8231, 20.4476
'Roman Well'
Belgrade, Serbia

'Roman Well' of the Belgrade Fortress

A misnamed well, with a deep dark past.
44.8230, 20.4483
Budapest, Hungary

Terror Háza

Museum dedicated to the terror regimes of Hungary.
47.5068, 19.0653
The Citadella
Budapest, Hungary

The Citadella

From Austrians to Nazis to Soviets, this historic Budapest fortress has a history as complex as the city itself.
47.4869, 19.0466
Budapest, Hungary

The Holy Right

Mummified holy right fist of a 1,000-year-old Saint-king.
47.5007, 19.0535
Hospital in the Rock
Budapest, Hungary

Hospital in the Rock

A museum dedicated to a secret military hospital hidden beneath a castle in Budapest.
47.5008, 19.0315
The grade is about 37 degrees
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

Built in 1870 at the bridge that connected Buda and Pest, this spectacular incline railway was almost lost forever during World War II.
47.4982, 19.0391
Mannequin prisoners shackled in the French Colonial section of Hỏa Lò Prison.
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hỏa Lò Prison

The notorious "Hanoi Hilton" where Vietnamese colonial subjects and later American POWs, including John McCain, were imprisoned.
21.0252, 105.8465
Rothenburg od T: Ratstrinkstube Clock Tower
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Ratstrinkstube Clock Tower

At the strike of each hour the doors open to reenact the legend of the heroic mayor who saved his town by drinking a gallon of wine.
49.3775, 10.1787