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New York, New York

Zaragoza Mexican Deli and Grocery

Behind a grungy bodega facade, a Poblano family serves rich, home-cooked meals.
Paju, South Korea

Dorasan Station

South Korea's largely symbolic, barely used gateway to the North.
Paju, South Korea

Korean Axe Murder Incident Memorial

A monument to the two U.S. officers killed by North Korean troops while trying to trim a poplar tree.
Jeonju-si, South Korea

Jaman Mural Village

Throughout this South Korean village, homes and businesses are covered in fantastic handpainted murals.
Paju, South Korea

Bridge of No Return

The site of many tense prisoner exchanges across the Military Demarcation Line between North and South Korea.
Paju, South Korea

Dora Observatory

The best place for scenic views of the DMZ and North Korea.
Gyeongju, South Korea

Cheomseongdae

Numerical symbolism abound at East Asia's oldest observatory.
Seogwipo, South Korea

Jeju Mermaids

South Korea's women of the sea have completely flipped their society's structure by becoming revered fisherwomen.
Paju, South Korea

Third Tunnel of Aggression

Secret North Korean passage discovered below the world's most dangerous border.
Warsaw, Poland

Mermaid of Warsaw

The Polish capital has had a deep connection to its guardian mermaid for almost a millennium now.
Warsaw, Poland

Keret House

The world’s narrowest house makes for an awkward, four-foot-wide living space.
Warsaw, Poland

Chopin's Heart

Chopin's heart was taken from his body when he died and buried in a church where it was recently exhumed for a secret check up.
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Uprising Monument

A tribute to the Polish insurgents who fought in the failed attempt to end their city's Nazi occupation.
Vancouver, British Columbia

'Gassy Jack' Statue

An effigy of Vancouver's Gastown neighorhood's namesake.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Stanley Park

"Girl in a Wetsuit" is what happens when a sculptor has to find a way around a 100 year old copyright.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Gastown Steam Clock

A working steam clock, one of only a few in the world, located in Vancouver's Victorian Gastown.
Dhaka, Bangladesh

National Assembly of Bangladesh

Ancient and modern architecture are joined in Louis Kahn's monument to democracy.
London, England

London Wall

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

The Churchill War Rooms

The perfectly preserved underground rooms where Churchill plotted the war against Germany.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Rundetårn

The old observatory in Copenhagen has a spiral corridor used as a racetrack.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Freetown Christiania

Danish tourist destination well known for open stalls where vendors sell marijuana on the street.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Elephant Gate

Pre-Nazi swastikas adorn the sculpted pachyderms flanking this brewhouse portal.
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.
Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Radburn, New Jersey

The first neighborhood to implement the Garden City model in its suburban planning.