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Kyoto, Japan

Tenryu-Ji Shrine's Bamboo trail

A beautiful bamboo trail tucked in this famous Japanese Shrine.
35.0158, 135.6738
Salem Witch House
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

One of the only structures left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
42.5215, -70.8989
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083
Museum of Sex
New York, New York

Museum of Sex

A semi-scholarly approach to sex.
40.7442, -73.9877
(WikiCommons)
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed by a Beatles super-fan.
40.7756, -73.9747
Howes Cave, New York

Howe Caverns

Why have you never heard of the second most popular tourist site in New York?
42.6946, -74.4087
Library of the Mount
Lenox, Massachusetts

The Mount

The mansion home of author Edith Wharton.
42.3360, -73.2836
One of the more recognizable landmarks of the 500 acre reserve
New Windsor, New York

Storm King Art Center

100 massive sculptures in the Hudson River Valley.
41.4280, -74.0625
A view of Opus 40 from the eastern edge of the quarry
Saugerties, New York

Opus 40

One man's swirling six-acre monument of stone.
42.0507, -74.0317
Mount Tremper, New York

Kaatskill Kaleidoscope

The world's largest kaleidoscope, designed by a 1960s psychedelic artist.
42.0441, -74.2836
Père Lachaise in snow
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
48.8594, 2.3910
(Flickr/Wojtek Gurak)
Edinburgh, Scotland

Holyrood Abbey Ruins

Ruined 11th century abbey built by King David I in Edinburgh, Scotland.
55.9531, -3.1716
Edinburgh's oldest purpose built visitor attraction, The Camera Obscura on the Royal Mile
Edinburgh, Scotland

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

360° views of the city plus five floors of optical illusions and hands-on science.
55.9490, -3.1951
Wings set against a sunny sky
Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.
54.9129, -1.5863
Glastonbury High Street. (dichohecho/Flickr)
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury

Fascinating town where normal life interfaces with the occult.
51.1508, -2.7263
Stones and Henge, respectively.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
51.1797, -1.8265
Inside the dome of St. Paul's
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.
51.5138, -0.1004
Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond as seen from the grounds of Ross Priory. (Margaret MacGillivray/Atlas Obscura)
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.
56.0453, -4.5356
Glasgow, Scotland

The Glasgow Necropolis

"Respectful to the dead, safe and sanitary to the living, dedicated to the Genius of Memory..."
55.8627, -4.2335