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Thanksgiving Grocery, "Cuisine de la Louisiane."
Paris, France

Thanksgiving Grocery

An all-American grocery store in Paris sells U.S. "cuisine" like Pop-Tarts and Heinz ketchup to homesick ex-pats.
48.8535, 2.3618
Halve Maan beer pipeline.
Bruges, Belgium

Halve Maan Brewery Beer Pipeline

A beer pipeline runs beneath Bruges.
51.2017, 3.2241
The gardens of Jardin d'Acclimatation
Paris, France

Jardin d'Acclimatation

In this Parisian garden's grotesque former life as a zoo it fed exotic animals to the bourgeois and put humans on exhibit.
48.8775, 2.2631
Paarl, South Africa

The Goat Tower of Fairview Cheese & Wine Farm

The original goat tower, the one that started it all.
-33.7724, 18.9236
Higher-altitude view of Bo Kaap
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.
-33.9182, 18.4143
Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary
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.
-34.1965, 18.4500
Cape Town, South Africa

Seal Island

Haven for Cape Fur Seals, until the Ring of Death of jumping Great White Sharks arrives.
-34.1381, 18.5827
Cape Town, South Africa

Macassar Beach Pavilion

An abandoned water park overtaken by the dunes.
-34.0769, 18.7519
You'll never unsee it now.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
38.8903, -77.0332
The stairs to nowhere at Signal de Botrange.
Waimes, Belgium

Signal de Botrange

The highest point in Belgium is a staircase to nowhere.
50.5018, 6.0929
Western City Gate of Belgrade
Belgrade, Serbia

Western City Gate of Belgrade

A pair of connected skyscrapers form this symbolic gateway.
44.8203, 20.4047
Pobednik, or "Statue of the Victor," depicts a triumphant royal atop the spire
Belgrade, Serbia

Pobednik (The Victor) Monument

A towering spire in the fortress of Kalemegdan honors the victorious armies of Serbia during their struggles against the Ottoman Empire.
44.8231, 20.4476
Belgrade, Serbia

Ruins of Yugoslav Army Headquarters

Destroyed Serbian army headquarters sits half crumbled in a largely revitalized Belgrade.
44.8056, 20.4612
Borders of Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog
Baarle-Hertog, Belgium

Borders of Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog

The mixed up borders of these Belgian/Netherlands towns look like broken glass.
51.4418, 4.9317
At the platform
Haifa, Israel

The Carmelit

This subterranean funicular is one of the world's smallest subways.
32.8046, 34.9872
A cluster of sinkholes along shore of the Dead Sea
Ein Gedi, Israel

Dead Sea Sinkholes

As the Dead Sea continues to deplete, massive sinkholes open along its banks.
31.4512, 35.3836
Jerusalem YMCA
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem YMCA

This historic rec center in the heart of Israel is a bastion of peace and togetherness.
31.7746, 35.2220
It made an appearance in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris
Paris, France

The Duluc Detective Agency

Noirish green neon marks the location of one of the oldest private detective agencies in France.
48.8614, 2.3412
Pont de la Concorde
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

Bridge built from the rubble of the Bastille prison.
48.8634, 2.3196
Flame of Liberty
Paris, France

Flame of Liberty

This life-size replica of the Statue of Liberty's flame is also a tribute to Princess Diana by default.
48.8647, 2.3014
Jacques Noël
Paris, France

Un Regard Moderne Bookstore

A counter-culture bookstore like no other hides in plain sight in the streets of Paris.
48.8536, 2.3425
Paris Point Zero
Paris, France

Paris Point Zero

The very center of Paris is surrounded by a bevy of strange good luck rituals.
48.8534, 2.3482
Paris Bird Market
Paris, France

Paris Bird Market

For one day a week a famed French flower district turns into an avian bazaar.
48.8551, 2.3470
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

Bookstore serves double duty as "Tumbleweed Hotel."
48.8526, 2.3471