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Places visited in Lido, Italy
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The island.
Lido, Italy

San Lazzaro degli Armeni

Originally a leper colony, the island is now an Armenian monastery home to an incredible manuscript library.
45.4123, 12.3609
The Anatomical Theatre of Archiginnasio
Bologna, Italy

Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio

In the world's oldest university is a stunning 17th century anatomical theater carved from spruce.
44.4922, 11.3434
The Finestrella sul Canale (Canal Window)
Bologna, Italy

Finestrella di Via Piella

A small window on Via Piella offers a lovely and rare peek at Bologna's lost canals.
44.4986, 11.3452
The Toaster at night.
Aachen, Germany

The Toaster

A distinctive former power plant turned university lecture hall looks like it could make you breakfast.
50.7782, 6.0787
Monument to Antonio Canova.
Venice, Italy

Tomb of Antonio Canova

A sinister pyramid in the Frari contains the heart of the famous neoclassical sculptor.
45.4370, 12.3266
Venice, Italy

Scala Contarini del Bovolo

This palatial spiral staircase was so unusual the name "snail" was given to the noble family who built it.
45.4348, 12.3345
Stolpersteine plaques.
Berlin, Germany

Stolpersteine Holocaust Memorials

Tiny memorials honor individual victims of the Holocaust.
52.5167, 13.3778
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain.
52.5203, 13.3869
Baby coffin
Berlin, Germany

Hohenzollern Crypt in the Berlin Cathedral

Beneath the impressive baroque cathedral that rises from the center of Berlin lies the largest collection of Prussian royals in the world.
52.5192, 13.4011
Burgermeister at night, sailor's delight
Berlin, Germany


Where once there was a train station bathroom, there is now this German burger joint.
52.5011, 13.4423
The DDR Museum
Berlin, Germany

The DDR Museum

A fascinating insight into daily life in the Eastern Bloc.
52.5191, 13.4026
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Thousands of coffin-like pillars make up this controversial holocaust memorial.
52.5139, 13.3789
A bugged hymn book.
Berlin, Germany

Stasi Museum

A museum dedicated to the history of a terrifying secret police is now held in their former headquarters.
52.5151, 13.4877
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Botanical Garden

Started as a kitchen garden, now the second largest botanical garden in the world.
52.4586, 13.3045
Berlin, Germany

AquaDom at Radisson Blu Berlin

The largest free standing aquarium in the world resides in a hotel lobby in Berlin.
52.5194, 13.4029
Berlin, Germany

Pergamon Museum

The most visited, and possibly most controversial museum in Germany.
52.5212, 13.3969
(Wikimedia Commons)
Munich, Germany


Go surfing on this urban wave, "hacked" by local surfers.
48.1435, 11.5877
Weiße Rose Pavement Memorial
Munich, Germany

Weiße Rose Pavement Memorial

These bronze pamphlets remember a remarkable group of Germans who fearlessly opposed the Nazis in the very center of their power.
48.1507, 11.5804
Munich, Germany


Golden cobblestones remember a time when this small alley was used to avoid having to give a Nazi salute.
48.1413, 11.5775
The devil's footprint or a clever tourist trap? Both?
Munich, Germany

Der Teufelstritt (The Devil's Footprint)

The footprint of a frustrated devil in Munich's Cathedral.
48.1386, 11.5736
Death cutting the life-thread
Munich, Germany


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


Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
48.1378, 11.5759
The face in the window.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Face in the Window at St. Paul's Church

The profile of one ill-fated deacon was emblazoned forever on this church window during the Halifax explosion.
44.6474, -63.5745
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Fairview Lawn Cemetery

The final resting place of 121 victims of the RMS Titanic, 42 of which may never be identified.
44.6610, -63.6214