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Death cutting the life-thread
Munich, Germany

Asamkirche

Among the ostentatious rococo ornamentation of this church, an image of death cuts the life-thread.
48.1351, 11.5697
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
48.1378, 11.5759
Viscardigasse
Munich, Germany

Viscardigasse

Golden cobblestones remember a time when this small alley was used to avoid having to give a Nazi salute.
48.1413, 11.5775
Relics of a mummified child
Munich, Germany

The Relics of Munich Residenz

This magnificent museum claims to house the cranium of a disciple and the skull of a pope.
48.1418, 11.5795
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Munich, Germany

Eisbachwelle

Go surfing on this urban wave, "hacked" by local surfers.
48.1435, 11.5877
Porta Nigra viewed from the south
Trier, Germany

Porta Nigra

The last bastion of Roman presence north of the Alps looms over a German town.
49.7597, 6.6441
Burg Eltz in the fog
Wierschem, Germany

Eltz Castle - Burg Eltz

This medieval castle overlooking the Elzbach river looks just like it did hundreds of years ago.
50.2052, 7.3366
Sustainable, sun-powered art.
Austin, Texas

Mueller SunFlowers

A grove of colossal man-made flowers that collect the sun's rays to light up the night.
30.3061, -97.7119
Austin, Texas

Toy Joy

A store full of vintage and indie toys designed to bring out the kid in even the crustiest of adults.
30.2654, -97.7479
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
47.5574, 10.7495
An ariel view of Lake Travis
Austin, Texas

The Sometimes Islands

Some islands... they come, they go, especially on Lake Travis.
30.4019, -97.8915
Tin Man at Oz Park.
Chicago, Illinois

Oz Park

This Oz-themed public park had a wonderful impact on the surrounding neighborhood.
41.9209, -87.6457
Chicago, Illinois

The Wieners Circle

A hot dog stand where the heads are just as hot as the dogs.
41.9302, -87.6436
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Sanstha Mandir.
West Chicago, Illinois

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Sanstha Mandir

This elaborate Hindu temple is located in a Chicago suburb, but looks like it was transported directly from India.
41.9429, -88.2061
The Collider Detector at Fermilab.
Batavia, Illinois

Fermilab

World's second largest particle accelerator, where nature reveals its secrets.
41.8319, -88.2572
Batavia, Illinois

Fabyan Windmill

Arguably the best example of an authentic Dutch windmill in the United States, rivaling its counterparts in the Netherlands.
41.8770, -88.3035
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
30.2608, -97.7456
Moonlight tower at night
Austin, Texas

Austin Moonlight Towers

Turning night into day in Victorian-era Austin to thwart a serial killer.
30.2717, -97.7452