He and his son are probably not reflecting on the cultural heritage that exists beneath their feet. Just underground are the vast chambers that constitute Istanbul's Byzantine cistern, now a tourist attraction. It was built when the Byzantine Empire was at its height. Chime in if you know what a cistern is. 
Belgian cuisine brings to mind chocolate, mussels, waffles, and frites, but Belgians eat far more bread than any of their signature foods. And, new Belgians from North Africa seem to fill a critical role in putting bread on everyone's table. Chime in if you know what frites are. 
It is amazing how something so small can be used so successfully to brand a city. It's nothing more than a corner fountain, but crowds of gawkers are assembled around it every day. Can you guess why? 
Lions are so gregarious. These two females seem to be getting along quite well even though they share a mate. This pride is lucky to have a garden home in Holland's Artis Zoo. The twentieth century was hard on Panthera leo. That's a euphemistic way of saying that human beings, the 'wise ones,' do not want to share the planet with any other large mammal. 
African penguins, flamingos, and white pelicans are the birds that visitors love the most, so zoos everywhere put them near the entrance or in some other attention-grabbing location. At Zoo Antwerpen, one of the oldest in Europe, the penguin colony has an open environment right in the middle of the menagerie.