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Prague, Czechia

Lennon Wall

Despite attempts by local police to discourage it, Beatles-inspired graffiti has been a means for artists to air grievances for decades.
Vienna, Austria

The Lost Garden of Schloss Schonbrunn

The topiary maze at the Habsburg hunting lodge.
Vienna, Austria

Gasometer Town

Apartment complexes built into huge repurposed natural gas tanks.
Vienna, Austria

Republic of Kugelmugel

A spherical "micro-nation" in the heart of Vienna.
Aksaray, Turkey

Cappadocia

In this historic region, homes and churches are carved into ancient volcanic rock formations.
Denizli Merkez, Turkey

Pluto's Gate

A deadly ancient portal to the underworld.
Denizli, Turkey

Pamukkale Water Terraces

Roman ruins top white travertine terraces formed by ancient hot springs.
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.
Nubia, Egypt

The Temple of Abu Simbel

Ozymandias’ time-keeping temple.
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mons Meg

A six-ton wedding present for the King of the Scots.
Bodo, Norway

Saltstraumen Maelstrom

World's strongest whirlpool.
Røst, Norway

Lofoten Islands

The convergence of two currents makes this a surprisingly pleasant getaway in the Arctic Circle.
La Pera, Spain

The Gala Dalí Castle

Of course Salvador Dalí lived in a castle...
Porqueres, Spain

Bosc de Can Ginebreda

A darkly erotic open-air statuary in Catalonia.
Besalú, Spain

Besalu Micromundi Museum of Miniatures

Medieval village and microminiature museum.
Argelaguer, Spain

Parc Garrell

Wonderland replication in progress by one persistent man.
Castellfollit de la Roca, Spain

Castellfollit de la Roca

Village situated on a narrow volcanic escarpment.
Santa Pau, Spain

Hermitage of Santa Margarita Crater

Religious dwelling in a Spanish volcano.
La Pobla de Lillet, Spain

Artigas Gardens

Famed architect Antoni Gaudi built this generous thank you gift to a friendly host who housed him during a job.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theater Tuschinski

A beautifully eclectic mix of architectural styles.
Rome, Italy

Passetto di Borgo

The Pope’s secret escape route.
Rome, Italy

The Aventine Keyhole

Rome's semi-secret peephole vista is also a former Crusader stronghold.
Rome, Italy

St. Valentine's Skull

The skull of the patron saint of lovers lies in the Basilica di Santa Maria in Cosmedin—maybe.