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Interior of the Hunterian Museum
Greater London, England

Hunterian Museum, London

The anatomical-pathological collection of a man who changed surgery
51.5169, -0.1170
London, England

Sir John Soane's Museum

A cluttered and astounding collection of ethnographic items
51.5168, -0.1176
Greater London, United Kingdom

Clock of the Long Now: Prototype 1

A clock designed to run with perfect accuracy for 10,000 years
51.4975, -0.1747
Vaals, Netherlands

Labyrint Drielandenpunt

A beautiful maze marking where three countries meet
50.7554, 6.0189
One of the famous reed islands on the world's highest navigable lake.
Puno, Peru

The Uros People of Lake Titicaca

The Uros people live on floating reed islands in lake Titicaca
-15.8188, -69.9716
Rome, Italy

Porta Alchemica

An alchemist's "magic door" stands in the middle of a Roman park
41.8951, 12.5037
La Iglesia de los Remedios at the pyramid's peak, with a backdrop of the Popocatepetl volcano.
Cholula de Rivadavia (San Pedro Cholula), Mexico

The Great Pyramid of Cholula

An Aztec temple, the largest man-made pyramid in the world, sits buried in earth with a Spanish church set on top
19.0582, -98.3020
Greater London, England

The Wildgoose Memorial Library

A mysterious artist-run cabinet of curiosities and library
51.5002, -0.1262
Known as a "Zip Tube" this carries the book requests down to the stacks many floors below.
New York, New York

Pneumatic System of the New York Public Library

One of the few places in Manhattan which still employs a pneumatic system
40.7533, -73.9823
Urubamba, Peru

The Stonework of Machu Picchu

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers
-13.1631, -72.5455
John Snow Memorial Pump and the John Snow Pub
Greater London, England

Broad Street Cholera Pump

The John Snow Memorial marks the epicenter of London's 1854 cholera epidemic
51.5135, -0.1362
Antwerp, Belgium

Plantin-Moretus Museum of Printing

Most prolific publishing house in the 1600s open to the public
51.2184, 4.3990
Greater London, England

Michael Faraday Memorial

Shiny Brutalist box commemorates a pioneer of electricity and houses a railway transformer
51.4952, -0.1006
Greater London, England

Wellcome Collection & Library

Curios of Pharmacist and Collector Henry Wellcome
51.5259, -0.1339
San Francisco, California

Lotta's Fountain

San Francisco's oldest surviving monument and meeting place for 1906 survivors
37.7879, -122.4033
London, England

Temple Church

An unusual round church in London with a sordid past
51.5131, -0.1103
Greater London, England

London's Lilliputian Police Station

London's smallest police station is barely the size of a phone booth
51.5078, -0.1288
Golden Hinde in London
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship
51.5069, -0.0904
Mexico City, Mexico

Chapultepec Castle

The only castle in North America to ever house actual sovereigns
19.4096, -99.2224
Palos de la Frontera, Spain

Rio Tinto (Red River)

Considered the birthplace of the Copper Age and Bronze Age, the river is tinted red from 5,000 years of mining
37.2316, -6.9182
Paris, France

Musée des Plans-Reliefs

The Sun King's military models, saved from the Louvre
48.8557, 2.3131
London, England

The Navigators

Ship-sized kinetic sculptural fantasy
51.5059, -0.0835
Allies by Lawrence Holofcener. (Wikimedia Commons)
London, England

Allies Sculpture

Bronze sculpture celebrating the relationship between Churchill and Roosevelt
51.5104, -0.1425
Louise Bourgeois' Spider. (Creative Commons)
Ottawa, Canada

Maman

Louise Bourgeois' 30-foot-tall steel spider sculpture
45.4294, -75.6984