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Angoulême, France

Angoulême Cathedral

This Cathedral has spiritual roots in pre-Christian France, both in location and architecture.

Cape Town, South Africa

Diaz Point Viewfinder

From this serial vantage point on Cape Town's Table Mountain, no matter where you train your gaze, there is something that begs to be magnified.

Poznań, Poland

Collegium Maius

Now a school of medicine, this university can trace its roots back to a king.

Medan City, Indonesia

Al Mashun Grand Mosque

This beautifully designed mosque is located in the heart of one of the world's largest coffee producing regions.

Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Iowa Capitol Building

A State Capitol building that provides many reasons why you "Ought to Give Iowa A Try."

Eyjafjörður, Iceland

Hauganes Village

This small fishing village is home to 140 residents, humpbacks--and hot tubs.

Zürich, Switzerland

Landesmuseum

A modern castle full of Swiss treasures, including an ancient statue discovered amongst a pile of bones.

Dornoch, Scotland

Skibo Castle

This medieval castle-turned-private club was once owned by a Scottish-American steel tycoon.

Patagonia, Argentina

El Chaltén

The isolated mountain village in Argentinian Patagonia is a famous hotspot for hiking culture, and a backpacker’s paradise.

Vienna, Austria

Amalienbad

Built to encourage personal hygiene and physical fitness at a time when few Viennese residents had their own bathrooms.

Reefton, New Zealand

Reefton Courthouse

Quartz deposits often foretell the nearby presence of gold, as was the case here.

Yazd, Iran

Yazd Science Museum

The biology section exhibits life at all its stages, from embryo formation to a roughly 800-year-old woman’s skeleton.

Tel Aviv, Israel

Snunits

These swallows set sail from the storied harbor of the ancient city of Jaffa, from which Tel Aviv has grown.

Dakar, Senegal

Dakar Railway Station

This architectural throwback also serves as a stark reminder of Senegal’s colonial past and inclusion in the federation of French West Africa.

Vieira de Leiria, Portugal

Striped Bungalows

Open for the summer season, these stalls sell ice cream, beach toys, and the like, while blending seamlessly with the typical striped homes of the region.

South Island, New Zealand

Ski-Plane

The founder of this aviation-based business piloted the first retractable ski-plane in September of 1955 (with the adventurer Sir Edmund Hillary among his passengers).

Herat, Afghanistan

Great Mosque of Herat

Both mosque and nation make evident Afghans’ resilience and determination to overcome challenges and rise again.

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Nordic Club

These hand-painted tags are used to mark tennis court occupancy at the Nordic Club—an unlikely establishment on the banks of Gulshan Lake in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Masada National Park, Israel

Camel Crossing

Camels in this UNESCO world heritage site are ridden almost exclusively by tourists seeking the romance of a bygone era.

Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

Our Lady of the Rocks

Perast’s most famous landmark is this artificial islet, with a curious history, surrounded as much by legend as it is by water.

Tbilisi, Georgia

Finicular Tbilisi

A beloved symbol of Tbilisi whose popularity increased when a grand leisure park was constructed on the plateau in the 1930s.

Valletta, Malta

The Economical Shoe Store

One of the many charming shops in a town full of delightful nooks and niche destinations that reward you for exploring on foot.

Burano, Italy

Typical Home

Technicolor homes painted using the full rainbow are made all the more vibrant for their reflection off the green waters of the canals that snake through the town.

Galway, Ireland

Salthill Promenade

Local tradition dictates that you kick the wall across from the Blackrock diving boards (seen here) before turning around and strolling back to town for a pint.

London, United Kingdom

Vickers Viscount

A turboprop airliner designed by Sir George Edwards, who oversaw the development of the supersonic 'Concorde'.

Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Grand Opera House

As a performing arts center, The Grand has hosted thousands of entertainers, from vaudeville shows to world-class symphonies.

Newport Beach, California, United States

Viewfinder

Several of these durable, weatherproof viewers garnish the piers of Balboa Peninsula and Newport Beach.

Keweenaw County, Michigan, United States

Ranger III Ferry

Isle Royale is the most commanding island of a 200-islet archipelago in Lake Superior, which has the biggest surface area of any freshwater lake in the world.

Gustavus, Alaska, United States

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

This Alaskan park is treated as a sanctuary for one species of particular note: the rare blue bear, also known as the glacier bear.

Borkum, Germany

Bathing Machine

In bygone days they were used as mobile changing rooms for a woman to get into her swimming costume.

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