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Places visited in Gland, Switzerland
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Pudong Xinqu, China

Oriental Pearl Tower

The once highest point in China blends symbolic design with a kick of adrenaline.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre

An collection of Chinese propaganda posters from 1949 to 1979.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Marriage Market

A son-and-daughter meat market, hawked by mom and dad.
Shanghai, China

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

This psychedelic tourist trap is a leisurely descent into madness.
Washington, D.C.

Zero Milestone

A monument in Washington D.C. marks the spot from which all other roads were supposed to stem.
London, England

Brunel Museum Grand Entrance Hall

The first tunnel to be dug beneath a river, repurposed as an art and museum space.
London, England

Traffic Light Tree

A student driver's nightmare.
London, England

Container City

Putting the "mod" in "modular" since 2000.
Berlin, Germany

Fernsehturm Müggelberge

This TV tower once secretly housed a GDR intelligence team.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Frank Zappa Memorial

The Frank Zappa fan club erected this monument to their prog-rock hero to mark a new era of post-Soviet Lithuania.
Tallinn, Estonia

The Bronze Soldier of Tallinn

This stoic bronze soldier stands as a symbol of Russian sacrifice or Soviet oppression, or maybe both.
Ämari, Estonia

Ämari Pilots’ Cemetery

This soviet pilot's graveyard is filled with headstones made of airplane fins.
Rummu, Estonia

Rummu Underwater Prison

The ruins of an Estonian prison are drowning in the quarry lake where the convicts were once forced to work.
Kiruna, Sweden

Icehotel

The world's first ice hotel is still one of the most elaborate and beautiful.
Oslo, Norway

Oslo Opera House

The design of this beautifully crafted building was inspired by Norwegian glaciers.
Oslo, Norway

Viking Ship Museum

Home to three historic ships from the age of Vikings.
Vevey, Switzerland

La Fourchette (The Fork)

At 929 pounds and 26 feet tall, this stainless steel fork can only be used by the likes of King Kong.
Geneva, Switzerland

CERN

Large Hadron Collider and the Birthplace of World Wide Web.
Ecublens, Switzerland

EPFL Learning Center

University library shaped like a giant piece of Swiss cheese.
Gland, Switzerland

Toblerone Line

This long line of cement defensive wedges is named after the famous chocolate bar for obvious reasons.
Gland, Switzerland

Villa Rose

This secret Swiss fortress is disguised as a harmless pink house, complete with fake windows.