Collected by Kimberley Lovato, AFAR Local Expert
Dogpatch, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
Is there anything more symbolic of San Francisco (bridges and cable cars excluded) than fire escapes? I loved the geometric mesh of the ladders, wires, bricks and window here. And the colors really pop too. All over Dogpatch, there are gorgeous...
1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
When in America, the Dali Museum is the place to see the works of the Spanish artist Salvador Dali. The lovely waterfront museum houses the largest collection outside of Spain including: 96 oil paintings, over 100 watercolors and drawings, 1,300...
Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
I notice when I travel that some of the best pictures are taken when I just turn around and look what's behind me. That's what I did in Venice a few summers ago and I saw this mirror built into the wall. It has the illusion of a window and gave me...
Rue de la Régence 3, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
One of many reasons to visit Brussels, my beloved former home, is the Magritte Museum near Place Royale, opened in 2009. Inside is a wonderful and expansive collection of the Belgian's work, but outside, my daughter and I found the windows were...
Ul. Vice Vukova 8, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
While visiting Zagreb, a friend drove me over to the new arena in Novi (new) Zagreb called, coincidentally, "Arena Zagreb." "It looks like ribs of whale," he said. I nodded. It does. It's used for myriad sporting events and conventions.
Stephansplatz 3, 1010 Wien, Austria
The most important religious building in Austria's capital, St. Stephen's Cathedral has hosted many important events in the nation's history and has, with its multi-colored tile roof, become one of the city's most recognizable symbols. Take an...
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