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Heikegani: The Crab With A Human Face


In a small seaside park near the Kanmonkyo Bridge, in the Japanese city of Shimonoseki, stands two bronze statues depicting two Samurai warriors locked in mortal combat.

The Unfinished National Monument of Scotland


High up on the summit of Carlton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland, stands the country’s National Monument.

The “Lone Pine” Trees Growing Across Australia


Many war memorials across Australia have pine trees growing in their grounds. These trees are called “Lone Pines”, and their ancestry can be traced back to a single pine tree that stood where one of the bloodiest battles of the Gallipoli campaign took place.

How Amsterdam’s Airport Is Fighting Noise Pollution With Land Art


Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, located just 9 km southwest of the city, is the third busiest airport in Europe and one of the busiest in the world.

Inkerman Cave Monastery of St. Clement


The Inkerman Monastery of St. Clement, located near the city of Inkerman at the mouth of the Black River, is built into the natural caves and hollows in the cliff face carved by the river.

The Sand Covered Floors of Caribbean Synagogues


The Caribbean is not all about sandy beaches, its about sandy synagogues too. As many as four synagogues in this part of the world have floors covered with sand, and a fifth one in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The Norias of Hama


The norias of the ancient Syrian city of Hama are seventeen historic waterwheels located along the Orontes River that date back to the Byzantine Era, although locals claim they are older still.

Operation Tracer: The Secret Plan To Bury Soldiers Alive Inside The Rock Of Gibraltar


The great limestone monolith called the Rock of Gibraltar, towering over the small British overseas territory near the southwestern tip of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula, has long been Gibraltar’s natural defense.

Casa Vicens: Gaudi’s First Building Opens To Public


More than 130 years after it was built, the first building designed by Barcelona’s famed architect Antoni Gaudi opens to the public for the first time.

The Moving Facade of Bund Finance Center, Shanghai


A new financial quarter is being built near the waterfront of Shanghai's old town. Designed by British architectural firms, Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio, the 420,000 square meter development includes two 180-meter-high landmark towers, containing offices, a boutique hotel, and a wide variety of luxury retail spaces.

A New Atmospheric Phenomenon Called Steve


For the past three years, members of a Facebook group called the Alberta Aurora Chasers, consisting of photographers who exchange tips and images of the famed northern lights, have been capturing images of a gorgeous arc of light across the sky.

Haiti’s Wandering Street Pharmacies


In the Haitian capital city of Port-au-Prince, one need not be a pharmacist to sell medicine. All you need is a bucket and the willingness to roam the streets in the hot sun looking for patients.

Spreewald: Germany’s Venice


About 100 km south-east of Berlin in the State of Brandenburg, lies the beautiful Spreewald Biosphere Reserve.

The Sand Collars of The Moon Snail


These strange-looking frilly edged flat spirals made of sand sometimes wash ashore on tropical beaches.

The Pines That Lean Towards The Equator


Most trees grow vertically straight, but under challenging conditions where individuals have to compete for light, or when mechanical stress is intense, trees may grow at an angle.

Pomerode: The Most German Town In Brazil


About thirty kilometers to the north of Blumenau, a city in Brazil, lies the town of Pomerode, so named because its founders came from Pomerania, a region on the southern shore of the Baltic Sea, split between Germany and Poland.

Rama’s Bridge: A Bridge Built By Monkeys


In the great Indian epic of Ramayana, penned several thousand years ago, author Valmiki speaks of a bridge over the ocean connecting India and Sri Lanka.

The Melbourne Building With A Face


Some people see faces in everything—in clouds, in the arrangement of faucets on a sink, on a power socket, and on the facade of a building.

The Hanging Houses of Cuenca


In the Castile–La Mancha region of central Spain, the Júcar river has carved a deep gorge as it flows through the Iberian Peninsula.

Magdalen: The Island of Shipwreck Survivors


The small archipelago of Magdalen Islands in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, off the coast of the Canadian province of Quebec, is home to some 12,000 people.


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