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Rome, Italy

Basilica di San Clemente

A Nesting Doll of Churches.
41.8899, 12.4974
Muscat, Oman

The Muttrah Souq

This bazaar is one of the oldest in the Arabian world.
23.6281, 58.5678
Santa Justa Lift
Lisbon, Portugal

Santa Justa Lift

This Industrial Age architectural and engineering gem helps visitors and residents alike traverse Lisbon, “The City of Seven Hills.”
38.7121, -9.1394
Buontalenti Grotto. (61736507/Flickr)
Florence, Italy

Buontalenti Grotta

A large grotto built in the 16th century amidst Florence's famous Boboli gardens.
43.7661, 11.2523
Herculaneum
Ercolano, Italy

Herculaneum

Pompeii's less famous neighbor is still revealing her secrets.
40.8062, 14.3475
Naples, Italy

The Anatomical Machines of Cappella Sansevero

These "anatomical machines" are only one of the many strange items in this Italian crypt.
40.8492, 14.2548
Naples, Italy

Fontanelle Cemetery Caves

Skulls from the plague of 1656 and the bombings of WWII united by a cult dedicated to caring for the ancient dead.
40.8588, 14.2391
Campo de Fiori
Rome, Italy

Campo de Fiori

This ritzy Italian market is built around a statue of an unforgiven heretic who was burned for his belief in an endless universe.
41.8956, 12.4722
Rome, Italy

Keats-Shelley Memorial House

Museum dedicated to literary greats of the Romantic Period is also the home in which Keats met his untimely end.
41.9051, 12.4868
Rome, Italy

The Martyr Murals at Santo Stefano Rotondo

Charles Dickens was not a fan of the ghastly wall dressings in this 6th century church.
41.8846, 12.4967
Civil unrest on a small scale.
Hamburg, Germany

Miniatur Wunderland

Model Trains and Much More in Hamburg.
53.5439, 9.9884
Saalfeld, Germany

Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes

"The most colorful grottoes of the world.
50.6356, 11.3422
Dresden Frauenkirche
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

This Dresden church was purposely rebuilt Protestant after being demolished in World War II.
51.0515, 13.7405
The lavish interior of Pfunds Molkerei.
Dresden, Germany

Pfunds Molkerei

In addition to fine dairy products, the world's most beautiful milk shop also offers a feast for the eyes.
51.0638, 13.7596
Entrance to the camp.
Oranienburg, Germany

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

The site of a concentration camp where inmates were made to take part in one of the largest counterfeiting operations in history is now hauntingly empty.
52.7635, 13.2602
Details from the garden façade
Potsdam, Germany

Sanssouci Palace

The "Prussian Versailles" that is as glorious today as when it was built.
52.4047, 13.0353
An Alexandrowka house.
Potsdam, Germany

Alexandrowka

A quaint Russian village in the middle of a German metropolis.
52.4118, 13.0567
Bridge of Spies
Germany

Bridge of Spies

Germany's Glienicke Bridge has a shady history of clandestine meetings, espionage, and spycraft.
52.4134, 13.0901
Pfaueninsel
Berlin, Germany

Pfaueninsel

This Berlin island is home to a flock of free-roaming peacocks and as well as a historic ivory folly.
52.4342, 13.1304
Berlin, Germany

Teufelsberg

An abandoned NSA listening post on Berlin's "Devil's Mountain."
52.4973, 13.2409
Figures in the Korean Gardens
Berlin, Germany

Gärten der Welt (Gardens of the World)

Gardens representing parts of Asia, Europe, and the Mid East are tucked away among the Soviet-style buildings in East Berlin.
52.5401, 13.5767
Berlin, Germany

Dahlem-Dorf U-Bahn Station Benches

A traditional U-Bahn station in Berlin gets a string of rather untraditional benches.
52.4577, 13.2900
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Radio Tower

A restaurant and observation deck built in a unique broadcasting antennae.
52.5050, 13.2782
Berlin, Germany

The Bierpinsel

A tree-like building perches on its trunk in the Steglitz neighborhood of Berlin.
52.4614, 13.3249