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Toronto, Ontario

'Woodpecker Column'

The giant birds honor two native North American species.
Ternant, France

Triptyques de Ternant

A small village church is home to two extraordinary triptych altarpieces that date back to the 15th century.
Mâcon, France

Foundling Wheel, Mâcon

During the 17th-century, orphaned infants were placed in this barrel to be cared for by the hospital.
Toronto, Ontario

Gordo the Barosaurus

Canada's largest dinosaur skeleton was hidden away in storage for more than 40 years.
Toronto, Ontario

Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy

A unique collection of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and everything in-between.
Toronto, Ontario

Arthur Conan Doyle Room

One of the foremost Sherlock Holmes collections is hidden away at a Toronto library.
Montreal, Québec

Marché Bonsecours

A historic Montreal market that was the city's agricultural hub for over century.
Montreal, Québec

Schwartz's

A Montreal deli that was so beloved that it was allowed to circumvent their laws of language.
Montreal, Québec

Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel (The Sailors' Church)

Small ship votives hang from the vaulted ceiling of this port-side church with a Latin inscription on the wall.
Barcelona, Spain

Palau Güell

One of Antoni Gaudí’s earliest buildings, built between 1886 and 1890 for the industrialist Eusebi Güell.
Nuremberg, Germany

Albrecht Dürer's Grave

The final resting place of one of Germany's most accomplished Renaissance men.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Plaza Primero de Mayo

You have to know where to look in this rather ordinary-looking square to find hints of its past as a dissidents' cemetery.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Parque Rivadavia Book Market

With its vast selection of books, comics, and records, this nearly 70-year-old open-air market always rewards the patient browser.
Paris, France

Arènes de Lutèce

Remains of Roman amphitheater hidden in a sleepy quarter of Paris.
Paris, France

Gnomon of Saint-Sulpice

This 18th-century sundial was designed to calculate the date of Easter each year.
Nuremberg, Germany

'Der Hase'

This strange sculpture depicts a giant nightmare hare crushing a man to death beneath its colossal bulk.
Munich, Germany

Lady Bavaria

This massive statue is the personification of Bavaria and the first colossal statue of the modern period composed of bronze.
Madrid, Spain

Ahuehuete del Buen Retiro ("El Abuelo")

One of Madrid's oldest trees, with a long and colorful history, resides in El Retiro Park.
Paris, France

Cinémathèque Française

This lesser-known Frank Gehry building houses a treasure trove of cinema history.
Paris, France

Rue Crémieux

This charming cobbled backstreet is the most Instagramable street in Paris, much to the residents' annoyance.
Santiago, Chile

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino (Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art)

This museum covers 10,000 years of Pre-Columbian Latin American history.
Taxco, Mexico

Santa Prisca Skeleton

A skeleton without arms watches over the side door of one of the most beautiful baroque temples in Mexico.
Santiago, Chile

La Picá de Clinton

How a lunch counter in Chile became a shrine to the 42nd president of the United States
Viña del Mar, Chile

Wulff Castle

A whimsical European-style chateau that calls the coast of Chile home.