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Seoul, South Korea

Dilkusha House (Albert W. Taylor House)

The former home of a foreign correspondent who reported on Korea’s independence movement has been restored and is open to the public.
Seoul, South Korea

Wongaksa Pagoda

This pagoda was once the central feature of a Buddhist temple that no longer exists.
Gyeongju, South Korea

Poseokjeong Pavilion

All that remains of an ancient royal palace is a water channel that was used for drinking games.
Seoul, South Korea

Hyangwonjeong Pavilion

A unique structure located on the grounds of one of five grand palaces that were built by the Joseon dynasty.
Seoul, South Korea

Coffee Hanyakbang

About as hidden as can be, this specialty coffee shop is wedged between multi-story buildings at the end of a dark, skinny alleyway in Seoul.
Seoul, South Korea

Sewoon Sangga (Sewoon Plaza)

Its humdrum facade only adds to its electrifying appeal: a rooftop with panoramic views of a shapeshifting metropolis.
Seoul, South Korea

Jongmyo Shrine

The supreme shrine of the state.
Seoul, South Korea

Unhyeongung

The site of the last royal wedding in Korea.
Busan, South Korea

Japanese Ruins of Busan

The 400-year-old remains of the samurai invasion of Korea.
Sirang-ri, South Korea

Haedong Yonggungsa

One of only a handful of seaside temples in Korea, this sacred space is home to a legendary healing Buddha statue and a traffic safety prayer pagoda.
Zurich, Switzerland

MFO Park

Vines grow up the metal bars in this public park created from an old machine factory.
Milan, Italy

The Wall of the Dolls

This poignant art installation raises awareness of violence against women.
Milan, Italy

The Devil's Column

The mark of the Devil's horns on a marble column in Milan.
Milan, Italy

Castello Pozzi

A larger-than-life house of cards stands outside the house of a former fashion designer.
Como, Italy

Roman Baths of Como

This 1st-century CE Roman bath sits under a carpark.
Como, Italy

Tempio Voltiano

Old batteries and frog skeletons reside in this lakeside monument to Alessandro Volta.
London, England

The Navigators

Ship-sized kinetic sculptural fantasy.
London, England

Hoa Hakananai'a

The "lost friend” is the most famous of the six moai statues that were removed from Easter Island.
Milan, Italy

Leonardo's Horse - Il Cavallo dello Sforza

Da Vinci's equestrian statue, 500 years in the making.
Milan, Italy

L.O.V.E.

This giant middle finger statue sends an unambiguous message to Italy's bankers.
Milan, Italy

Loggia dei Mercanti Whispering Gallery

The secret medieval communication system will whisk your words above the noise of the crowd.
Milan, Italy

Santa Maria presso San Satiro

Small on the outside, big on the inside, this church is an astonishing act of visual deception.
Milan, Italy

'Saint Bartholomew Flayed'

This grisly effigy displays an early Christian martyr who was skinned alive and beheaded.
Milan, Italy

Milan's Duomo "Dinosaur"

Milan's duomo is covered in beautiful carving including a curious "dinosaur-like" beast.