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Tower in Batumi, Georgia
Batumi, Georgia

Batumi Tower Ferris Wheel

The first skyscraper to include a Ferris wheel built into the facade.
41.6542, 41.6365
Skulls and bones on display.
San Martino della Battaglia, Italy

Ossario di San Martino

The skulls and bones of thousands of soldiers line the walls of this small Italian chapel.
45.4270, 10.6049
Bimmah Sinkhole.
Qurayyat, Oman

Bimmah Sinkhole

A sinkhole turned swimming hole, full of dazzling turquoise water.
23.0358, 59.0724
The Power Station.
New York, New York

Power Station

One of the last full-orchestra recording studios in New York City and an acoustical marvel.
40.7664, -73.9895
Saltburn Cliff Lift and Pier
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England

Saltburn Cliff Lift

This beautiful example of Victorian engineering is the oldest water-balanced funicular anywhere in the world.
54.5862, -0.9706
The Nok Caves
Tandjouare, Togo

Nok Caves

Hidden dwellings in the cliffsides of North Togo used by local Moba tribes to evade 18th-century slave traders.
10.6712, 0.1412
Yakhchāl in Yazd, Iran
Meybod, Iran

Yakhchāls

Ancient structures used to make and preserve ice in the deserts of Persia.
32.2273, 54.0086
The restored motel reopened for business in 2012.
Carthage, Missouri

Boots Court Motel

This historic motel standing at the "crossroads of America" offers a radio in every room and was saved by local protesters.
37.1783, -94.3144
PEEK&POKE, a computer club in Croatia.
Rijeka, Croatia

PEEK&POKE Computer Museum

This Croatian computer club features such gaming relics as the infamous Virtual Boy and an 8-bit Pacman machine.
45.3281, 14.4453
A relief of surgical instruments.
Nagoa Ash Shatb, Egypt

Temple of Kom Ombo

One of its engravings is believed to be among the first representations of medical and surgical instruments.
24.4521, 32.9283
The line of Jizō statues.
Nikkō-shi, Japan

Kanmangafuchi Abyss

A remarkable lava formation encloses a line of Buddhist statues that can't be accurately counted, according to local mythology.
36.7488, 139.5882
Aerial view of "The Donut."
Lincolnshire, England

The Outer Trial Bank

"The Donut" was built as part of an expensive, ill-fated engineering endeavor.
52.8421, 0.2439
Lonar Lake is a saline soda lake made from a meteorite impact.
Buldhana, India

Lonar Lake

This rare basalt crater lake is used to study the Moon and Mars.
19.9755, 76.5039
The eternal lovers of Valdaro.
Mantova, Italy

Lovers of Valdaro

A young Italian couple has been locked in an embrace for over 6,000 years.
45.1610, 10.7985
The entrance.
Bryrup, Denmark

Velling Koller Fairy Tale Gardens

The decaying remains of a 1960s mechanical wonderland that never officially closed.
56.0384, 9.5132
King Arthur's Stone.
Cornwall, England

King Arthur's Stone

A 6th-century stone lies at the site of the mythical battle waged between King Arthur and his nemesis Mordred.
50.6386, -4.6786
The descent of the snake god
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Mayan pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
20.6816, -88.5677
Prehistoric hand prints in a cave in Maros.
Bantimurung, Indonesia

Prehistoric Cave Art of Maros Pangkep

These 40,000-year-old stenciled hands are older than the famous cave art in France and Spain.
-5.0031, 119.6944
The quaint and well-preserved Goodwin's Court.
London, England

Goodwin's Court

An easily overlooked stretch of ornate window fronts and gaslight lamps that could be right from the pages of Dickens.
51.5109, -0.1266
Bonsai trees and rock sculptures
Port Orchard, Washington

Elandan Gardens

Bonsai trees that are up to a thousand years old.
47.5267, -122.6886
The tomb of Carlos Gardel.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cementerio de la Chacarita

A vast necropolis where you'll find the elaborate mausoleums of Argentinian tango stars.
-34.5906, -58.4610
The Boutzi fortress in Greece.
Nafplio, Greece

Bourtzi

This 15th-century island fortress later served as home to the executioners no one wanted to live near.
37.5696, 22.7906
A whole herd of Cebritas.
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz Cebritas

A black and white solution to the Bolivian city's traffic problems.
-16.5020, -68.1325
The medieval Church of Saint Nicholas.
Kilkenny, Ireland

The Lost Town of Newtown Jerpoint

Local legend says the remains of Father Christmas lie within the medieval grounds.
52.5100, -7.1708