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Rotterdam, Netherlands

Sylvette

A nearly 25-foot concrete sculpture of Sylvette, Picasso's muse.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam Historic Harbor

Old ships and machinery fill a historic harbor in the city that's home to Europe's largest port.
The Hague, Netherlands

World Peace Flame Pathway

Lumps of significant stone from around the world surround a flaming monument for peace.
The Hague, Netherlands

Louwman Museum

In the Netherlands, one of the world's largest private car collections can be found.
Leiden, Netherlands

The Wall Poems of Leiden

The works of poetry's biggest names grace the walls of the city of Leiden, all carefully painted by hand.
The Hague, Netherlands

Panorama Mesdag

The largest 19th century panorama in the world still in-situ.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Hash, Marijuana and Hemp Museum

The history and future of cannabis.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oudemanhuispoort

An ancient passage filled with stalls selling used books, once frequented by Vincent Van Gogh.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Paul McCarthy's Santa Claus

Rotterdammers' dirty minds gave this santa a dirty nickname and cursed it to a life of wandering.
The Hague, Netherlands

Madurodam

A miniature city, once ruled by the Queen of the Netherlands.
Lisse, Netherlands

Keukenhof Gardens

Unsurprisingly, Holland is home to one of the most magnificent flower gardens in the world.
Rome, Italy

Mussolini's Balcony

The spot where the fascist dictator made some of his most famous speeches including declaring war on Britain and France.
Rome, Italy

The Mouth of Truth

The yawning maw of this pagan visage is said to bite off the hands of liars.
Rome, Italy

Meridian Line of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs

Installed in an act of one-upsmanship, the annual sundial in this church is also a symbolic victory for the Gregorian calendar.
Otranto, Italy

Ossuary Chapel of the Cathedral of Otranto

A 1,000-year-old church holds the bones of the Christian martyrs who died hiding inside it.
Mikonos, Greece

Terrace of the Lions

Replicas of Apollo's leonine stone guard cats still line a sacred row in Greece.
Lesbos Prefecture, Greece

Petrified Forest of Lesbos

The rocky remains of an ancient Greek forest.
Mikonos, Greece

The Temple of Dionysos

Giant marble phalluses on the sacred island of antiquity.
Laconia, Greece

Areopolis

This town named for the ancient God of War is home to fewer than a thousand people, but it's the birthplace of the Greek Revolution.
Athens, Greece

Dromeas (The Runner)

A sharp sculpture made of thousands of pieces of jagged glass.
Athens, Greece

First Cemetery of Athens

The oldest cemetery of modern-day Athens blends the modern and ancient worlds.
Athens, Greece

Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art

Large collection from the 3rd millennium BCE.
Athens, Greece

Syntagma Square Metro Station

Where commuters walk through remnants of an ancient Greek necropolis.
Marousi, Greece

Athens Olympic Sports Complex

What once sat in the world’s spotlight is today a largely disused ghost complex.