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The Dancing House, f/k/a Fred and Ginger
Prague, Czechia

Tančící dům - Dancing House of Prague

This tipsy office building in downtown Prague was originally called “Fred and Ginger.”
50.0755, 14.4141
One of these columns hides a cross.
Córdoba, Spain

Cross of the Captive

A curious carving hides on a marble column in the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba.
37.8789, -4.7794
Muscat, Oman

The Muttrah Souq

This bazaar is one of the oldest in the Arabian world.
23.6281, 58.5678
Bahrain World Trade Center
Manama, Bahrain

Bahrain World Trade Center

Skyscraper powered by wind turbines attached between its towers.
26.2392, 50.5814
Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs.
Venice, Italy

Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs

This Roman statue is missing a limb from when the Venetians stole it from Constantinople during the Crusades.
45.4346, 12.3397
Cutting Edge.
Sheffield, England

Water Sculptures of Sheaf Square

An enormous steel waterfall is a nod to the substance that shaped Britain's Steel City.
53.3780, -1.4638
The Three Brothers.
Riga, Latvia

The Three Brothers

The oldest housing complex in Riga is a mini timeline of architectural trends.
56.9504, 24.1044
Inside the old cathedral.
Coventry, England

Coventry Cathedral Ruins

The bombed out remains of the old church were kept intact next to the new one, as a reminder of the futility of war.
52.4083, -1.5071
The song of a sacred bird echoes up the stairs if you clap your hands.
Tinum, Mexico

Chichen Itza Chirp

Clap your hands at the base of the pyramid, and the song of a sacred Mayan bird will echo through the air.
20.6816, -88.5677
The Colossi of Memnon, battered by time and accidental Roman damage.
Luxor, Egypt

Colossi of Memnon

These Egyptian statues have survived for 3,400 years and were an acoustic wonder of the ancient world.
25.7206, 32.6105
The underlying River Farset causes the clock tower to tilt.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

River Farset

Belfast's namesake river still winds below the city center, hidden from sight.
54.6015, -5.9238
Copenhagen, Denmark

Grundtvig’s Church

This sublime architectural marvel is a rare example of an expressionist church.
55.7165, 12.5337
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
Sculpted figures lounge in the Swann Memorial Fountain
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Swann Memorial Fountain

A tour de force of a fountain, memorializing a man who loved fountains more than anything else.
39.9586, -75.1706
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
The charming church.
Prague, Czechia

Saint Michael's Church

This charming wooden church was disassembled and moved not once but twice before settling in this Prague garden.
50.0784, 14.3984
Piazza Mercanti Milano, with the loggia on the right.
Milan, Italy

Loggia dei Mercanti Whispering Gallery

The secret medieval communication system will whisk your words above the noise of the crowd.
45.4646, 9.1877
Robert the Bruce (left) and William Wallace (right) stand guard at the gates.
Edinburgh, Scotland

William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Statues

Overlooked by many, the two famous Scottish warriors guard the main gate of Edinburgh Castle.
55.9486, -3.1999
An Osborne bull among poppies.
Guadalajara, Spain

Osborne Bull

Originally used to sell brandy, the bull-shaped billboard became an iconic symbol of Spain.
40.6262, -3.1849
A view inside the house.
Sopot, Poland

Krzywy Domek - Crooked House

This fairytale inspired, warped building houses restaurants, shops, and a radio station.
54.4446, 18.5661
A seemingly busy Gdansk Shipyard.
Gdańsk, Poland

Gdansk Shipyard

A floundering Polish shipyard was once the soul of the Solidarity movement that capsized communism.
54.3762, 18.6488
Monument to the Defenders of the Polish Post Office
Gdańsk, Poland

Monument to the Defenders of the Polish Post Office

Modern art commemorates one of the first military actions of World War II.
54.3551, 18.6568
Gdańsk, Poland

The Three Boar Heads of Gdańsk

A mysterious emblem tucked in an small alleyway is actually the coat of arms of a heroic medieval family.
54.3501, 18.6536
The Gdansk Astronomical Clock
Gdańsk, Poland

Gdansk Astronomical Clock

A huge wooden clock that is so beautiful its creator was forcibly blinded.
54.3502, 18.6535