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Blue Lagoon
Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant
63.8801, -22.4494
The Watergate Steps.
Washington, D.C.

Watergate Steps

Decades before the scandal, this staircase on the river was a literal "water gate."
38.8893, -77.0526
The causeway from Wakering Stairs.
Southend-on-Sea, England

The Broomway

A perilous medieval road leading right into the sea.
51.5505, 0.8329
Chamarel, Mauritius

Seven Coloured Earths

This small group of sand dunes manages to pack in a strange rainbow of colors
-20.4251, 57.3917
Cornwall, England

Minack Theatre

A open air theatre built on a cliff by an eccentric British woman
50.0417, -5.6516
San Lawrenz, Malta

The Azure Window and the Blue Hole

Two geological phenomena in one precarious locale: a towering stone window, and a deep blue void.
36.0536, 14.1884
Old Zakopane Cemetery
Zakopane, Poland

Old Zakopane Cemetery

Polish luminaries and masterful folk art find sanctuary in this unique cemetery.
49.2969, 19.9470
Gruta, Lithuania

Grūtas Park

Open-air museum with a large collection of Soviet-era statues
54.0220, 24.0790
Camp 2
Oswiecim, Poland

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

The former Nazi concentration camp stands as a museum to remember this dark chapter in Germany's history.
50.0276, 19.2021
The Wolf's Lair
Ketrzyn, Poland

The Wolf's Lair

This Nazi ruin was the site where Hitler was almost blown up by a suitcase bomb
54.0804, 21.4941
Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Museum

Remains of a 17th-century version of the Titanic
59.3280, 18.0914
A monument in a field used for killing
Kaunas, Lithuania

Monument to the Victims of Fascism

A memorial to the murdered Jews of Kaunas
54.9065, 23.9118
The Dead Dunes
Neringos savivaldybė, Lithuania

The Dead Dunes

A narrow strip of land is home to the tallest migrating dunes in Europe.
55.4400, 21.0868
Misty day
Turku, Finland

Turku Cathedral

A cathedral resurrected from the ashes of one of Europe's greatest urban fires
60.4522, 22.2783
Helsinki, Finland

Temppeliaukio Church

A subterranean house of worship carved right out of the bedrock
60.1730, 24.9250
Riga, Latvia

Art Nouveau in Riga

Flamboyant architecture from the turn of 20th century
56.9586, 24.1115
Riga, Latvia

Riga Central Market

3,000 market stands in five former Zeppelin hangars
56.9462, 24.1043
Riga, Latvia

Black Cat of Riga

A black cat protests the City Guild in Riga's Old Town
56.9501, 24.1084
Buckfast Abbey
Devon, England

Buckfast Abbey

This historic Benedictine monastery brews a booze so toxic that it has often been blamed almost singularly for Scottish hooliganism
50.4930, -3.7755
Not for people who hate crowds, or hate fire
Ottery Saint Mary, England

The Tar Barrels of Ottery St. Mary

Flaming barrels of tar race through these village streets on Bonfire Night, a tradition that dates back centuries.
50.7528, -3.2771
Ronda, Spain
Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Three bridges, two historical sections of city, and one giant canyon make up this fantastic Spanish settlement
36.7425, -5.1594
The Morpeth Arms is now a regular pub, with a dark history below ground.
London, England

The Morpeth Arms

A historic London pub with prison cells in the cellar and a "spy room" on the second floor.
51.4893, -0.1289
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Metro Art Gallery

Stockholm's decidedly unique public transit system has doubled as the world's longest art gallery for decades
59.3289, 18.0649
The Gates of the Herbertstraße.
Hamburg, Germany

Herbertstraße

Hamburg's first legal prostitution area is a gated street that still does not allow pedestrian women
53.5481, 9.9627