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Budapest, Hungary

Shoes on the Danube Promenade

A trail of iron footwear stands as a monument to the thousands executed along this riverbank during WWII.
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
Tallinn, Estonia

Epitaphs of The Cathedral of Saint Mary

The oldest church in the Estonian capital is home to over 100 fantastical cemetery coats-of-arms.
Tallinn, Estonia

Old Thomas

The Guardian of Tallinn.
New York, New York

President Ulysses S. Grant's Tomb

Visit the monolithic tomb of America's most famous general.
New York, New York

The Old McGraw-Hill Building

Captain America, Sub-Mariner, and the Human Torch were all born in this art deco Manhattan masterpiece.
Enterprise, Alabama

Boll Weevil Monument

Monument to the cotton-destroying boll weevil.
Canterbury, England

The Great Cloister and Chapter House of Canterbury Cathedral

One of England's most famous churches hides a pair of little known architectural treasures.
Dover, England

Dover Castle

One of the few standing Roman lighthouses and a labyrinth of tunnels are a couple of the secrets at this historic castle.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
Wicklow, Ireland

The Round Tower of Glendalough

This ancient Irish tower could easily have stood in for Rapunzel's prison.
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin General Post Office

The modern birthplace of Irish freedom.
Jablanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bridge on Neretva

A bridge destroyed three times: once as a ruse, then in an actual attack, and finally for the movies.
Ilidža, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum

This museum preserves the hand-dug tunnel that kept Sarajevo afloat during the Serbian siege.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bascarsija

Oriental bazaar in the heart of Sarajevo.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Old Sarajevo Clock Tower

This historic timepiece is thought to be the only public clock in the world that keeps lunar time.
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Little Mermaid

The de facto symbol of Copenhagen is this bronze fairytale which cannot seem to keep its head for very long.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's celebrated theme park and gardens.
Paris, France

House of Nicolas Flamel

The oldest stone house in Paris was built by its most famous alchemist.
Paris, France

Musée Carnavalet

A museum on the history of Paris, including a set of Napoleon's toiletries, Proust's room, and relics of the Revolution.
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
Saint-Denis, France

Heart of the Dauphin

The mummified heart of Louis XVII, the lost dauphin of the French Revolution.
Chartres, France

Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral

The famous winding walk at Chartres is surrounded in mystery and myth.
Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel

This 1,300 year old monastery built atop a single rock was once only accessible depending on the whims of the tide.