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Vigo, Spain

Monument to Jules Verne—Octopus

Dedicated to one of the author's most iconic works.
Steinsel, Luxembourg

Schetzel Grotto

The cave of a 12th-century hermit is still visited and venerated today.
Madrid, Spain

Royal Palace of Madrid Statues

After the queen of Spain had a dream where these statues fell and crushed her, they were removed from the palace and given new homes around Madrid.
Salisbury, England

High Street Gate

This gate served as a small lock-up jail in the 14th century.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

BookXcess RexKL

Kuala Lumpur’s historic single-screen cinema, transformed into a labyrinthine bookstore.
Bangkok, Thailand

Golden Buddha of Wat Traimit

This enormous gold Buddha statue was hidden inside a stucco decoy for centuries.
Madrid, Spain

Peluquería Vallejo

At this century-old barbershop, clients used to be entertained with a glass of brandy and a cigar.
Madrid, Spain

Monument to Doctor Fleming

Dr. Fleming's work saved the lives of many bullfighters thanks to his discovery of penicillin.
London, England

St. George’s Circus

At the center of London’s oldest roundabout stands an obelisk that was erected in 1771, but spent several decades elsewhere.
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Les Laboirs

Healing waters from a holy well, previously used by locals for doing laundry.
Madrid, Spain

Moncloa Lighthouse

Inaugurated three times, this tower offers some of the best views of Madrid.
Doune, Scotland

Doune Castle

The castle that provided the setting for much of 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' is now a pilgrimage site for fans.
Lainate, Italy

Area di Servizio Villoresi Est

This Volcano-like rest area was designed by architect Giulio Ceppi built according to energy efficiency and ecological footprint standards.
London, England

National Gallery Mosaics

A quartet of tiled art pieces adorn the floors of this prestigious art museum.
Le Morne, Mauritius

Slave Route Monument

This monument sits at the foot of a mountain from which legend says enslaved people jumped to their deaths.
Chamarel, Mauritius

Seven Coloured Earths

This small group of sand dunes manages to pack in a strange rainbow of colors.
Moka, Mauritius

Le Pouce (The Thumb)

The “Thumb” of Mauritius provides a 360 degree view of the entire country.
San Pellegrino Terme, Italy

Casino of San Pellegrino Terme

This lavish 20th-century casino adorns labels for San Pellegrino water.
Strasbourg, France

Büchmesser (Belly Measuring Column)

A pink sandstone column once used in ancient times to measure one's belly after a night of debauchery.
Madrid, Spain

Cuesta de Moyano

A haven for book enthusiasts across the street from Retiro Park.
London, England

Nimrud Lens

Despite the name, this ancient piece of crystal may not have been a lens at all.
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Gräinskapell

This small chapel built into rock is the oldest place of worship in Luxembourg.
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand

Buddha Head in Tree Roots

One of Ayutthaya’s most iconic locations is a mysterious, hauntingly surreal miracle.
Banavie, Scotland

Neptune's Staircase

The longest staircase lock in Britain.