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Iceland

Hofskirkja

This fairytale-like structure is the last turf church ever constructed in Iceland.
Oslo, Norway

Fram Museum

Housing the famous Norwegian ice-defying 19th century polar exploration ship.
Oslo, Norway

St. Hallvard's Church and Monastery

The Brutalist building harbors an unusual inverted dome that swoops down over its central sacred room.
Oslo, Norway

Oslo Opera House

The design of this beautifully crafted building was inspired by Norwegian glaciers.
Oslo, Norway

Vigeland Sculpture Park

One man's exploration of the human form, including the bizarre and delightful "Man Attacked by Babies."
Røst, Norway

Lofoten Temperature Anomalies

A surprisingly pleasant getaway in the Arctic Circle.
Playa Girón, Cuba

Museo Girón

A small museum in the Bay of Pigs gives the Cuban perspective on the famously failed U.S. invasion.
Havana, Cuba

Bacardi Building

After the Cuban Revolution, the famous rum company had to leave their swanky headquarters behind.
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
Baarle-Hertog, Belgium

Borders of Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog

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

Afsluitdijk

The 20-mile causeway that separates the Netherlands from the sea.
Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden Stones

A trio of red, white, and blue stones embedded in the streets of Leiden are markers of medieval territory and law.
Haarlem, Netherlands

Teylers Museum

Oldest Museum of the Netherlands is a true cabinet of curiosities.
Pisa, Italy

Guy Rope Anchors for the Leaning Tower of Pisa

The only visible reminders of an elaborate engineering project that kept the tower from reaching the tipping point.
Lucca, Italy

Torre Guinigi (Guinigi Tower)

Fortified medieval tower house with lovely roof garden.
Pisa, Italy

Orto Botanico di Pisa (Botanical Garden of Pisa)

The first botanical garden, a feather in the cap of the Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Rosignano marittimo, Italy

Spiagge Bianche (White Beaches)

This deceiving white sand beach gets its brilliant hue from the chemical discharge of a nearby factory.
San Gimignano, Italy

Towers of San Gimignano

These medieval skyscrapers dominate the skyline of this small Tuscan town.
Dwingeloo, Netherlands

Dwingeloo Radio Observatory

This giant radio telescope would be a rusting ruin if it hadn't become such a beloved relic.
Utrecht, Netherlands

Rietveld-Schröder House

This still-celebrated home was a radical architectural experiment in 3D De Stijl.
Utrecht, Netherlands

Sonnenborgh Observatory

A historic observatory now an astronomy museum beautifully situated at the edge of town.
Havana, Cuba

Viaje Fantástico

No one knows the meaning behind this giant sculpture of a nude woman with a fork riding a rooster in Havana.
Santa Clara, Cuba

Che Guevara Mausoleum

This imposing memorial contains the remains of Che Guevara — and 29 other guerrillas who died with him in Bolivia.
Havana, Cuba

Colón Cemetery

In terms of history and architecture, this is one of the most remarkable cemeteries in the world.