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Bergamo, Italy

Oratorio dei Morti

At the entrance of this chapel is a fresco commemorating the dead from the plague outbreak of 1630.
Cerveno, Italy

Torchio a Leva Orizzontale

A massive horizontal lever press comprising parts from the 17th century.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Normaal Amsterdams Peil (Amsterdam Ordnance Datum)

Europe's official "zero-level," the equator of elevation.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Rock Art of Ikh Tengeriin Am

Ancient site of Mongolian Shamanism located near a road leading out of Ulaanbaatar.
Yerevan, Armenia

Cafesjian Center for the Arts

Huge stairway leads to this massive gallery.
Colzate, Italy

Santuario di San Patrizio

Distressing images of the Last Judgement adorn the walls of this medieval sanctuary.
Peja, Kosovo

Patriarchate of Peć

A UNESCO-protected spiritual seat of the Old Serbian Kingdom and Empire.
Vientiane, Laos

That Dam (Black Stupa)

This mysterious tower is said to enshrine a dormant seven-headed serpent that once protected Vientiane from destruction.
Beila, Mauritania

Camel Market

The largest camel market in West Africa

'Shadows Travelling on the Sea of the Day'

An art installation that will challenge your understanding of reality and perception.
Belgrade, Serbia

YU Biznis Centar

Considered an architectural abomination by some, this metal-clad building is known as 'little red riding hood' by locals.
Ushaiqer, Saudi Arabia

Ushaiqer Heritage Village

Abandoned station along an ancient pilgrimage route.
Al Atawilah, Saudi Arabia

Al Atawlah Heritage Mosque

This 900-year-old mosque was restored using traditional techniques and materials.
Chur, Switzerland

Gigerplatz Fountain

Study the Alien etchings in this fountain while you refill your water bottle.


On a secluded beach is one of the few shipwrecks left on the shores of Mauritania.
Bienno, Italy

Fucina Museo

A place to appreciate the sweat and ingenuity it used to take to make a pot.
Bangkok, Thailand

Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University

Buddhist university that allows English-language speakers the opportunity to study with monks in Thailand.
Prizren, Kosovo

Arasta Mosque Minaret

This lonely minaret with an unusual decorative symbol is all that remains of a historic Ottoman mosque.
Skopje, North Macedonia

Skopje Aqueduct

A historical puzzle lies at the origins of this structure.
Prilep, North Macedonia

Mound of the Unbeaten

One of Bogdan Bogdanović's first spomeniks honors those who died during the People's Liberation Struggle in Macedonia.


A giant baby floats in the middle of Singapore’s nature park.
London, England

Wellington Arch

Once designed as the entrance to Buckingham Palace, this structure was later relocated and stands as a victory arch.
Manila, Philippines


Dedicated to the three priests whose execution inspired author José Rizal.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures

A monument on the pavement marks the spot where two cultures that shaped Sarajevo come together.