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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lion of Lucerne

This memorial commemorating fallen Swiss Guards of the French Revolution has been called the saddest stone in the world.
Besançon, France

Astronomical Clock of Besançon

One of the world's most complex timepieces.
Bourg-en-Lavaux, Switzerland

Lavaux

Swiss vineyards in a UNESCO heritage site.
Geneva, Switzerland

Gravestone of Jorge Luis Borges

This famous writer's tombstone is a literary pilgrimage site that was publicly defiled by a rival.
Geneva, Switzerland

CERN

Large Hadron Collider and the Birthplace of World Wide Web.
London, England

Leadenhall Market

This ornate Victorian marketplace was the setting for Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter films.
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
London, England

Temple Church

An unusual round church in London with a Templar past.
London, England

The Mail Rail

Hidden beneath the streets of London is a secret subway that only carried mail.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history, 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
London, England

London's Lilliputian Police Station

London's smallest police station is barely the size of a phone booth.
New York, New York

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

Long the exclusive domain of birds and vagabonds, this little-known Central Park peninsula is open to the public once more.
Lisbon, Portugal

National Coach Museum

An exquisite collection of fairytale conveyances that puts most car museums to shame.
Lisbon, Portugal

Santa Justa Lift

This Industrial Age architectural and engineering gem helps visitors and residents alike traverse Lisbon, “The City of Seven Hills.”
Lisbon, Portugal

Bordallo Pinheiro Garden

A garden in Lisbon filled with giant porcelain creations.
Lisbon, Portugal

Carmo Convent Ruins

Legacy of the earthquake that nearly wiped Lisbon off the face of the Earth.