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Dadipark
Moorslede, Belgium

Dadipark

This Belgian theme park began as a refuge for bored church children and was closed down when a boy lost an arm.
50.8536, 3.0954
Nike Laakdal Wind Park. (Panoramio)
Laakdal, Belgium

Nike Laakdal Wind Park

Six turbines towering over a wide road for passersby.
51.0948, 5.0974
Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium

Climb inside an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size.
50.8949, 4.3411
Manneken Pis in US Air Force uniform
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
50.8450, 4.3500
Jeanneke Pis forms a counterpoint in gender terms to Brussels' trademark statue, Manneken Pis.
Brussels, Belgium

Jeanneke Pis

Brussels' favorite peeing boy has a sister.
50.8486, 4.3541
The Wuppertal "kaiserwagen" which once carried the German Emperor.
Wuppertal, Germany

Schwebebahn Wuppertal

This "floating railway" is one of the world's oldest monorail systems.
51.2681, 7.1925
Múli
Múli, Faroe Islands

Múli

Despite only finally receiving electricity in 1970 this tiny town is already deserted.
62.3514, -6.5817
Gásadalur Village
Gasadalur Village, Faroe Islands

Gásadalur Village

This remote island village was in danger of depopulating completely until a tunnel was built to connect it to the rest of the world .
62.1122, -7.4347
Delices, Dominica

Boiling Lake

This mountaintop lake bubbles and steams in a perpetual boil, thanks to its direct link to the Earth's molten core.
15.3183, -61.2942
Mayerling Lodge as it appeared in 1889
Alland, Austria

Mayerling Lodge

Site of the 1889 murder-suicide of crown prince Rudolf and his lover Mary Vetsera.
48.0441, 16.1004
Typopassage Wien (typography)
Vienna, Austria

Museumsquartier Passages

This series of Baroque passageways in Vienna's cultural center mix old architecture with modern art.
48.2035, 16.3591
Wotruba Church
Vienna, Austria

Wotruba Church

This cubist Vienna church building looks like some sort of alien stonehenge.
48.1481, 16.2533
Blue Forest
Halle, Belgium

The Blue Forest

Each spring, a dreamlike carpet of bluebells overtakes the forest floor of this Belgian woods.
50.7053, 4.2903
Villers Abbey church ruins
Genappe, Belgium

Abbaye de Villers

A magical and peaceful ruined Cistercian abbey in what is now southern Belgium.
50.5906, 4.5297
East Highgate
London, England

Highgate Cemetery

London's creepiest cemetery was once the site of dueling magicians and mobs of stake-carrying vampire hunters.
51.5675, -0.1483
Porto, Portugal

Livraria Lello

One of the most beautiful bookstores in the world hides an Neo-Gothic interior behind a Art-Nouveau facade.
41.1473, -8.6148
The Little Mermaid
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Little Mermaid

The de facto symbol of Copenhagen is this bronze fairytale which cannot seem to keep its head for very long.
55.6929, 12.5992
Vienna, Austria

Josephinum Medical Museum

One of the best collections of wax anatomical models in the world.
48.2192, 16.3571
Inside the Bestattungsmuseum, the Vienna Undertakers' Museum. (Wikimedia Commons)
Vienna, Austria

Bestattungsmuseum (Vienna Undertakers' Museum)

Collection dedicated to funeral rites, equipment, and mourning rituals of the Viennese.
48.1542, 16.4412
Reading Between The Lines
Borgloon, Belgium

Reading Between The Lines

Part modern art project, part traditional chapel, this see-through church is only substantial from the right angle.
50.7942, 5.3518
Hotel Monte Palace
São Miguel, Portugal

Hotel Monte Palace

This abandoned five-star hotel is now a five-star urban exploration destination.
37.8390, -25.7947
Montmartre cemetery
Paris, France

Montmartre Cemetery

A horde of stray cats rule in this secluded Parisian cemetery under a bridge.
48.8859, 2.3319
(Flickr/Bebulaki)
Paris, France

I Love You Wall

Paris' linguistic guide to the international language of, yes, love.
48.8847, 2.3388
Badwater Basin
Inyo County, California

Badwater Basin

The lowest point in North America is home to an undrinkable pool surrounded by fields of geometric salt flats.
36.2503, -116.8258