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Paris, France

Statue Le Rhinoceros

A beautiful Victorian statue shows France's enduring love of the rhinoceros.
Paris, France

Napoleon's Angels

Twelve grave-faced marble angels guard the emperor's tomb at Les Invalides.
Antananarivo, Madagascar

Parc de Tsarasaotra

See hundreds of herons and egrets in the heart of the city in this dreamy hidden park.
Chamarel, Mauritius

Seven Coloured Earths

This small group of sand dunes manages to pack in a strange rainbow of colors.
Cape Town, South Africa

Chapman's Peak Drive

This road winds through the steep coastal cliffside offering spectacular views for those who brave the drive.
Cape Town, South Africa

District Six Museum

An excellent and sobering account of the vibrant multicultural neighborhood destroyed under apartheid.
Cape Town, South Africa

Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary

This African beach is home to thousands of rare mainland penguins that are known for their annoying voice.
Cape Town, South Africa

Seal Island

Haven for Cape Fur Seals, until the Ring of Death of jumping Great White Sharks arrives.
Cape Town, South Africa

Bo Kaap

Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, Bo Kaap is a colorfully-painted township located in the “Mother City” of South Africa.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Rundetårn

Old observatory in Copenhagen with a spiral corridor used as a racetrack.
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.
Graz, Austria

Kunsthaus Graz

Austria's ultra-modern art museum looks like Cthulhu's giant alien heart.
Graz, Austria

Murinsel

Resting in the middle of an Austrian river, this sci-fi "island" lets people cross in neon style.
Vilnius, Lithuania

The Church of St. Anne

Legend has it that Napoleon Bonaparte fell in love with this Gothic church.
Riga, Latvia

Castle of Light

Latvia's symbolic mountain-shaped national library is home to millions of cultural tomes.
Riga, Latvia

The Three Brothers

The oldest housing complex in Riga is a mini timeline of architectural trends.
Zaandam, Netherlands

Czar Peter House

The place where Czar Peter I of Russia resided in 1697 during his Grand Embassy.
Zaandam, Netherlands

The Clog Museum

A Dutch clog company in the town of Zaandam loves the wooden shoes so much it made a museum for them.
Zaandam, Netherlands

Hotel Inntel Zaandam

Colorful and chaotic stacked hotel in North Holland.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Little Woodcutter

This unattributed sculpture in Amsterdam is hiding in plain sight.
Bordeaux, France

Miroir d'eau

The world's largest reflecting pool is just two centimeters deep.
Leiden, Netherlands

The Wall Poems of Leiden

The works of poetry's biggest names grace the walls of the city of Leiden, all carefully painted by hand.
Schiphol, Netherlands

Schiphol Clock

It appears as if a man is standing behind this giant airport clock, painting the hands in real time.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Homomonument

Three connected pink triangles memorialize persecuted gays and lesbians throughout history.