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Paris Point Zero
Paris, France

Paris Point Zero

The very center of Paris is surrounded by a bevy of strange good luck rituals.
48.8534, 2.3482
Exterior of Centre Pompidou
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
48.8606, 2.3526
The figures of "La Mort" (Death) and "L'oiseau de Feu" (the Firebird).
Paris-4E-Arrondissement, France

The Stravinsky Fountain

A series of abstract, silly sculptures represent the works of a great modern classical composer.
48.8595, 2.3515
The South Front and the South Lawn with the Seahorse Fountain. The exterior steps are a 19th century replacement for the original horseshoe shaped steps. (Wikimedia Commons)
Derbyshire, England

Chatsworth House

Seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire for centuries
53.2279, -1.6121
A Blue John seam.
Derbyshire, England

Blue John Cavern

A semi-precious cavern system that not only mines rare minerals but also tourists' dollars
53.3492, -1.8096
Fountains Abbey
North Yorkshire, England

Fountains Abbey

One of the oldest and certainly best preserved Cistercian abbeys still in existence
54.1095, -1.5819
The front of the Old Swan. (Press Photo)
Harrogate, England

Old Swan Hotel

Where Agatha Christie mysteriously disappeared in 1926
53.9958, -1.5475
Knaresborough, England

Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well

Once thought to be the mysterious work of a witchy prophetess, a well with unusual properties turns objects into "stone".
54.0087, -1.4674
Indoor and outdoor exhibits abound, including live demonstrations of historic locomotives in action
York, England

British National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in York is the largest railway museum in the world, attracting almost 1 million visitors per year
53.9606, -1.0979
Bolton Strid
North Yorkshire, England

Bolton Strid

This lovely little burbling creek is actually a deadly waterway that has dragged down everyone who ever set foot in it
53.8597, -1.1925
Scarborough, England

Peasholm Park's Naval Battles

80 years of the Battle of Peasholm on a small English lake
54.2894, -0.4066
North Yorkshire, England

Eden Camp

WWII artifacts, including the building itself
54.1602, -0.7789
North Yorkshire, England

Brimham Rocks

Astonishing rock formations dot the Brimham Moor landscape
54.0784, -1.6842
Malham Cove
North Yorkshire, England

Malham Cove

Harry Potter once visited this massive limestone cliff, which was carved by an ancient glacial river.
54.0725, -2.1579
Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival
North Yorkshire, England

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival

Each year this small English village becomes overrun with outlandish straw men
54.1472, -2.0475
Main chamber illuminated for winch meet
North Yorkshire, England

Gaping Gill

The largest cave chamber in Britain—big enough to fit a whole cathedral inside.
54.1495, -2.3826
Scafell Pike
Cumbria, England

Scafell Pike

The highest peak in all of England is plagued by dangerously fickle climate shifts
54.4542, -3.2115
Stone Circle at Castlerigg with the mountain Blencathra in the background
Keswick, England

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Stonehenge has nothing on Castlerigg’s views.
54.6031, -3.0993
Dove Cottage
Grasmere, England

Dove Cottage

This charming English house was once the home of England's most famous poet.
54.4545, -3.0167
It moves!
Stretford, England

The Barton Swing Aqueduct

A rotating bridge that carries a little canal over a larger one.
53.4748, -2.3523
Ladybower Reservoir, the largest of the 3 in the chain, and its hypnotic western overflow.
Derbyshire, England

The Upper Derwent Reservoirs

This chain of artificial lakes was an ideal test ground for the aircraft that would carry the "bouncing bombs" used by the WWII "Dambusters" squad.
53.4009, -1.7422
Stalybridge, England

Huddersfield Narrow Canal Pylon

The only electricity pylon under whose legs you can go by boat
53.4836, -2.0510
Stoodley Pike Monument
Todmorden, England

Stoodley Pike Monument

A stone obelisk towering over the surrounding countrysides beckons hikers across the rolling moors.
53.7143, -2.0423
West Yorkshire, England

Huddersfield Sailing Club Race Control Tower

Collapsed television tower finds new life as a control tower for boat races
53.5466, -1.7726