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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s
50.0870, 14.4208
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Cave Church

Once the home of a hermetic monk, this cave now houses a small church
47.4851, 19.0520
Liberation Army Soldier
Budapest, Hungary

Memento Park

Budapest's Communist-era statues, banished to the suburbs
47.4250, 19.0026
Plitvička Jezera, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes

Chain of 16 wondrous lakes formed as a result the gradual dissolution of soluble layers of bedrock
44.8783, 15.6112
Sextant at Ulugh Beg Observatory
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Ulugh Beg Observatory

Light still pours into the ruins of this ancient Islamic observatory
39.6750, 67.0050
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek "place of assembly" and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape
37.9941, 23.7176
Budapest, Hungary

Terror Háza

Museum dedicated to the terror regimes of Hungary
47.5068, 19.0653
One of the murals decorating the Amir Timur museum. Note the mix of Uzbek imagery with the Soviet aesthetic.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Amir Timur (Tamerlane) Museum

Looking for a unifying history, Uzbekistan finds its answer in a 14th Century Turco-Mongol conqueror... despite the fact he wasn't Uzbek
41.3397, 69.2856
The Moeraki Boulders at sunrise. (Wikimedia Commons)
Hampden, New Zealand

Moeraki Boulders

Highly spherical boulders on the shores of New Zealand
-45.3477, 170.8273
Punakaiki, New Zealand

Pancake Rocks

This strange geological landscape erupts with sudden bursts of water
-42.1084, 171.3363
(Wikimedia Commons)
Waipoua Forest, New Zealand

Tane Mahuta

Largest Kauri tree in New Zealand
-35.6716, 173.5747
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua

Major tourist destination known for its bubbling mud-pools and hot thermal springs
-38.1368, 176.2497
The Trosky Castle. (Public Domain)
Turnov, Czech Republic

Cesky Raj

Bohemian paradise covered in majestic forests
50.5874, 15.1581
Xianyang, China

Chinese Pyramids of Xian

Enormous burial mounds of ancient emperors
34.3634, 108.6302
Starkly colors on the shores of Tekapo
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo

A perfect turquoise lake colored with glacier dust
-44.0051, 170.4775
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis

The Avenue of Mausolea, a series of grand palatial tombs
39.6576, 66.9476
The Temple of Apollo, Delphi
Delfi, Greece

The Oracle of Delphi

The hallucinogenic center of the ancient world
38.4785, 22.4947