Czech author and illustrator Miroslav Sasek published a delightful 18 book series called This Is... between 1959-74 (republished between 2004-08). While his books were intended for children, their appeal is ageless. The series features a plethora of destinations from Paris to Hong Kong. I would absolutely love to call this entire collection my own. You can read more about Miroslav Sasek and see examples of his work at This is M. Sasek.