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Basel, Switzerland

Museum Tinguely

An interactive exhibition space dedicated to the kinetic sculptures of Swiss artist Jean Tinguely.
Potsdam, Germany

Griebnitzsee Rauchschwalben (Griebnitzsee Station Swallows)

A local train station entrance hall doubles as a sanctuary for barn swallows.
Utrecht, Netherlands

Miffy Traffic Light

The cutest way to stay safe in traffic.
Schiphol, Netherlands

FireFly

A solid steel plane designed to catch fire over and over again.
Utrecht, Netherlands

Central Station Bicycle Parking

The world's largest bicycle shelter can hold more than 12,500 two-wheelers.
Utrecht, Netherlands

The UFO of Inktpot

Atop this former dutch railway office sits an interstellar work of art.
Utrecht, Netherlands

Sint-Willibrordkerk

A uniquely preserved neo-Gothic church that is now home to a collection of art and woodcarvings.
Delft, Netherlands

Vermeer's Grave

The grave of the famous painter is marked by a simple stone in the ground.
Berlin, Germany

Steinstücken Exclave

A helicopter memorial commemorating what was once the only way to access this West Berlin exclave.
Las Cañadas del Teide, Spain

The GREGOR Mirror

A space-grade telescope mirror lies discarded in the shrubs.
San Francisco, California

Lotta's Fountain

San Francisco's oldest surviving monument and meeting place for 1906 survivors.
Potsdam, Germany

Spektrum-Weg

This spectrum of a star was observed by one of the world's most accurate spectrographs. 
Potsdam, Germany

Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam

A historical observatory still in use by modern astronomers.
Gansbaai, South Africa

Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai

An odd little fishing town that is inundated by tourists looking to be locked up in a cage and surrounded by great white sharks, because why not?
Sir Lowry's Pass, South Africa

Gantouw Pass Wagon Trail

These 250-year-old wagon tracks are a lasting sign of Dutch migrants crossing the mountains.
Cape Town, South Africa

South African Astronomical Observatory

This historic observatory was established to keep shipwrecks from littering the Cape of Good Hope.
Cape Town, South Africa

Bo Kaap

Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, Bo Kaap is a colorfully-painted suburb located in the “Mother City” of South Africa.
Cape Town, South Africa

The Noon Gun

From atop a hill at the center of Cape Town, a cannon has been signalling the time since 1806.
Cape Town, South Africa

Heart of Cape Town Museum

The first successful human heart transplant is depicted through wax figures at the hospital where it the surgery took place.
Cape Town, South Africa

Beach Hut Whale Bones

This arch made out of whale bones is a remnant of South Africa's whaling history.
Cape Town, South Africa

Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary

This African beach is home to thousands of rare mainland penguins that are known for their annoying voice.
Cape Town, South Africa

Just Nuisance Statue

A memorial to the only dog ever officially enlisted in the Royal Navy.
Cape Town, South Africa

The Most Southwestern Point of Africa

The Cape of Good Hope is not quite as low as you can go on the African continent, but it's still geographically significant.
Cape Town, South Africa

Time Ball Tower

A 19th-century relic of timekeeping.