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Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Bock Casemates

An expansive complex of subterranean tunnels is all that remains of one of Europe's most formidable medieval fortresses.
Ramallah, West Bank

Nöl Collective

The feminist fashion collective centering Palestinian craftsmanship and radical transparency.
Piediluco, Italy

Rocca di Piediluco

The ruins of this medieval castle overlook the lake of Piediluco in what was once a sacred forest.
Bocairent, Spain

San Blai Snow Cave

This human-made cave is one of the many snow storage chambers that supported the ice supply industry in the Sierra Mariola area.
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
Venice, Italy

Ponte delle Tette

In the past, Renaissance sex workers were encouraged to entice customers on this bridge.
Genoa, Italy

Mackenzie Castle

This Gothic revival structure has been a family home, a military base, a gymnastics center, and is now owned by one of the largest auction houses in Italy.
Genoa, Italy

Genova-Casella Railway

This historic line is a remnant of an ambitious and unconventional project that today provides panoramic views of the Ligurian mountains.
Bocairent, Spain

Covetes del Colomer

This set of Berber granary caves is now an interpretation center for the cave window structures in the Clarino valley.
Viterbo, Italy

'Il Risveglio' ('The Awakening')

This fiberglass version of the Awakening sculpture by Seward Johnson, now resides in its third location in Italy, in Viterbo.
Bocairent, Spain

The Bridge Behind the Town and the Tax Collector's Cave

On market days, a tax collector sat in a small cave at the end of this arched bridge.
Bocairent, Spain

Covetes dels Moros

For many years, the origin of these enigmatic artificial caves was the subject of debate among historians.
Bocairent, Spain

Arc de l'Aigua (Arch of the Water)

This decorative arch symbolizes the history of this medieval village but still maintains a modern purpose.
Gateshead, England

Dunston Staiths

The largest timber structure in Europe.
Civitavecchia, Italy

Fort Michelangelo

The famous sculptor had a hand in this imposing fortress.
Padua, Italy

'Blown with Synapses'

This impressive mural is just one amazing artwork on the walls of a data center in Padua.
Peñíscola, Spain

Peniscola Castle

A place steeped in history that may be best known as the set of a 1960 film.
Viterbo, Italy

Fontana-Monumento al Paracadutista d’Italia

This war memorial commemorates some of the world's first paratroopers.
Terni, Italy

Basilica of St. Valentine

Terni calls itself the "City of Lovers" and celebrates its links to Saint Valentine on February 14th—but is it the right Saint Valentine?
Lido, Italy

Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria

An intricate ceramic tile facade adorns this five-star hotel.
Genoa, Italy

The Lighthouse of Genoa

Depending on how it is measured, this lighthouse can claim to be the tallest in Europe and the tallest conventional lighthouse in the world.
Peñíscola, Spain

Bufador de Peñiscola

The blowhole bursts spectacularly right next to the buildings in a medieval seaside town.
Civitavecchia, Italy

Falcone and Borsellino and Mafia Victims Memorial

An image of two murdered magistrates became iconic and is reproduced in metal as a memorial on the Civitavecchia sea front.
Genoa, Italy

Principe-Granarolo Funicular Railway

Although called a funicular by both its owner and the locals this historic railroad is actually a rack and pinion system.