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Ashford, Washington

Mount Rainier

The highest point in Washington state is a volcano covered in glaciers.
Coulee City, Washington

Dry Falls

Site of the greatest known waterfall that ever existed.
Spokane, Washington

Big Red Wagon

This playground sculpture of an icon from the past is dedicated to the children of the future.
Brighton, England

West Pier

The rotting skeleton of a shoreside fun fair that was destroyed by fire and storms still haunts the Brighton ocean view.
London, England

Public Standards of Length

19th-century scientists would make the pilgrimage here to verify the precision of their measuring sticks.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Traditional 15th century Chinese garden in the middle of Vancouver.
Dachau, Germany

Dachau Concentration Camp

Prototype for all Nazi concentration camps.
Loenen, Netherlands

Waterfall of Loenen

The tallest waterfall in the Netherlands is a lovely, stepped feature that is only 50 feet tall.
Kinderdijk, Netherlands

Windmills of Kinderdijk

Birthplace of the "Cat in the Cradle" and a cluster of iconic, original windmills that let the Dutch tame the seas.
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
Schattenhalb, Switzerland

The Reichenbach Falls

The alpine falls where Sherlock Holmes apparently met his demise can actually be visited.
Baarle-Hertog, Belgium

Borders of Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog

The mixed up borders of these Belgian/Netherlands towns look like broken glass.
Ghent, Belgium

Gravensteen

This fairytale castle was built as a show of power but was nearly torn down thanks to its history of torture.
Geel, Belgium

Geel, Belgium

Pilgrimage site for the mentally unstable where citizens help their patron Saint Dymphna watch over those not of sound mind.
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
Brussels, Belgium

Zinneke Pis

Meet the bronze beloved pet to a family of famous peeing statues.
Brussels, Belgium

Délirium Café

Cozy basement bar sports an inventory of over 2,000 beers.
Brussels, Belgium

Jeanneke Pis

Brussels' favorite peeing boy has a sister.
Beaufort, Luxembourg

Beaufort Castles

This noble mash-up in eastern Luxembourg is part Medieval, part Renaissance, all castle.
Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland

Frog Museum

150-year-old satirical tableaus made from stuffed frogs.
Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Jaquet-Droz Automata

These magnificent 240-year-old machines are considered distant ancestors of the computer.
Ypres, Belgium

The Birthplace of "In Flanders Fields"

The site where one of the most famous poems of World War I was composed is preserved to honor the legacy of the work.
Ypres, Belgium

Menin Gate Memorial

A moving memorial to the fallen and missing from WWI trenches.
Saint John, New Brunswick

Reversing Falls

These powerful, if squat, Canadian waterfalls flow in different directions depending on the time of day.