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Cartagena, Colombia

KGB Cartagena

In the middle of one of South America's most historic walled cities lies a bar with an enormous collection of Soviet memorabilia.
Cartagena, Colombia

Ábaco Libros y Café

A cozy bookstore and coffee shop in the heart of Cartagena's Old City.
Cartagena, Colombia

The Circo Teatro of Old Cartagena

A mouldering Colombian bull ring stands as a reminder of the country's complicated relationship with a brutal sport.
Cartagena, Colombia

Door Knockers of Cartagena

The colonial city's social history is reflected in its fanciful door knockers.
New York, New York

Marilyn Monroe's Subway Grate

This unmarked and unloved Manhattan subway grate created one of the most iconic images in American cinema.
Los Angeles, California

The Bonaventure Hotel

The space-age building is home to one of the few remaining rotating restaurants in America, and the only one that inspired a 1980s sitcom.
New York, New York

Statue of Liberty's Original Torch

Lady Liberty's first beacon of enlightenment is now displayed in a museum near the statue.
New York, New York

Hall of North American Mammals

Outstanding taxidermy dioramas showcase the grandeur of the continent's wildlife with spooky realism.
New York, New York

Rudolph de Harak Digital Clock

The façade of this building looks like a bingo board, but it's really a giant clock by a famed graphic designer.
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.
Alinja, Azerbaijan

Alinjagala

In the foothills of the lesser Caucasus, a centuries-old fortress still stands.
Sighișoara, Romania

Sighișoara Saxon Cemetery

This hauntingly beautiful cemetery outside a medieval citadel is full of winding paths and ivy-covered graves.
Brașov, Romania

Strada Sforii (Rope Street)

This snug medieval lane is one of the narrowest streets in the world.
Ouro Preto, Brazil

Museu do Aleijadinho

A display of works by one of the world masters sacred art, an 18th-century Brazilian sculptor nicknamed "the little cripple."
São Paulo, Brazil

La Madone de São Paulo

This giant mural of Santa Muerte in downtown São Paulo reminds passersby of their own mortality.
Antwerp, Belgium

Brabo Fountain

A man throwing a giant severed hand towers over Antwerp’s main square.
Bruges, Belgium

Basilica of the Holy Blood

Christ's blood preserved in a Belgian town.
Flåm, Norway

Ægir Brewery

A Viking-style brewpub named for a Norse sea giant, in the heart of fjord country.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kumari Ghar

A brick building in Kathmandu's Durbar Square is home to Nepal's most prominent living goddess.
Fatehpur Sikri, India

Fatehpur Sikri

An imperial fortress city that incorporated cultural elements from the entire Mughal empire, only to be abandoned the year it was finished.
Kolkata, India

Mud Statues of Kumortuli

The potters' quarter is packed with artists sculpting clay gods with mud from the sacred Ganges river.
Kolkata, India

College Street

The world's largest secondhand book market is a haven for bibliophiles and bargain hunters.
Kolkata, India

Marble Palace

This lavish estate recalls the opulent history of Calcutta.
Istanbul, Turkey

Haliç Metro Bridge

Taking the subway here means doing so over a bridge located in the middle of an estuary.