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Mexico City, Mexico

Palacio Postal

Gilded heaven for philatelists and architecture freaks, still in full working order despite sitting atop tremulous ground.
Laredo, Texas

World Trade Bridge

The biggest drug trafficking passage between Mexico and the U.S.
Mexico City, Mexico

Soumaya Museum

66,000 pieces of art, donated by one of the world's richest men.
Mexico City, Mexico

La Casa Azul

Frida Kahlo's childhood home, now a museum of her life and works.
Mexico City, Mexico

Biblioteca Vasconcelos

A jaw-dropping "megalibrary" that turns book-browsing into a geometric adventure.
Mexico City, Mexico

Chapultepec Castle

The only castle in North America to ever house actual sovereigns.
Mexico City, Mexico

Cafebreria El Pendulo

Part bookstore, part cafe, and part forest.
Austin, Texas

Museum of the Weird

Continuing the tradition of the dime museum in style.
Glasgow, Scotland

The Glasgow Necropolis

"Respectful to the dead, safe and sanitary to the living, dedicated to the Genius of Memory..."
London, England

William Wallace Memorial

A plaque hangs near the execution place of the Scottish Independence leader famously depicted in "Braveheart."
London, England

Speakers' Corner

London's last remaining public soapbox site has seen speeches from Karl Marx, Vladmir Lenin, and George Orwell.
London, England

Postman's Park: Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice

A quiet memorial to those who died saving others in the heart of the City of London.
London, England

London Wall

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

Roald Amundsen Monument

The great polar explorer is remembered in this far north Norwegian town, where he embarked on his final expedition.
Oslo, Norway

Vigeland Sculpture Park

One man's exploration of the human form, including the bizarre and delightful "Man Attacked by Babies."
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.
Shanghai, China

Oriental Pearl Tower

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

Larry Monroe Forever Bridge

To honor a beloved Austin radio DJ a neighborhood bridge has been covered in a loving mosaic.
Austin, Texas

Elisabet Ney Museum

Life's work of sculptor Elisabet Ney remains preserved in her last studio.
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Marine Building

This art deco masterpiece has stood in for some of the most famous buildings in comic book history.
Seattle, Washington

J.P. Patches Statue

Leave a button on the jacket of this iconic Seattle clown.
Seattle, Washington

Lenin Statue of Fremont

Statue of Lenin, from Cold War era Czechoslovakia, now in a neighborhood of Seattle.