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The new faery door.
San Francisco, California

Faery Door

San Franciscans leave gifts and messages for the magical beings that live behind the tiny, mysterious door installed on a tree in Golden Gate Park.
37.7701, -122.4703
The tunnels all look slightly differiently
Washington, D.C.

Capitol Building Tunnel System

Members of Congress have traveled between the buildings on Capitol Hill for a century hidden from tourists, press, and storm clouds.
38.8922, -77.0080
Porto, Portugal

Igreja de São Francisco Catacombs

Ancient catacombs form the foundation for this Rococo orgy of a church.
41.1408, -8.6153
The ramparts and towers were restored in the 1850s.
Sintra, Portugal

Castelo dos Mouros (Castle of the Moors)

An ancient and majestic fortress that played an integral role in Portugal's road to independence.
38.7972, -9.3895
Walls built of femurs
Faro, Portugal

Capela de Ossos Bone Chapel

This small chapel is built of human bones and decorated with a golden skeleton
36.9805, -7.9048
Portugal's Chapel of Bones
Évora, Portugal

Portugal's Chapel of Bones

A 16th century chapel decorated with bones, skulls, and entire bodies hanging from the wall.
38.5689, -7.9090
Alcains, Portugal

The Village of Monsanto

Houses tucked between, on, and underneath giant boulders
40.0394, -7.1142
Porto, Portugal

Livraria Lello

One of the most beautiful bookstores in the world hides an Art Nouveau interior behind a Neo-Gothic facade
41.1473, -8.6148
Portuguese Royal Coaches at the National Coach Museum in Lisbon.
Lisbon, Portugal

National Coach Museum

An exquisite collection of fairytale conveyances that puts most car museums to shame
38.6966, -9.1984
The famous facade and portal to the church.
Lisbon, Portugal

Jerónimos Monastery

Elaborately carved to showcase the glorious wealth that the age of exploration brought to the Portuguese empire.
38.6970, -9.2069
Beautiful internal machinery
Lisbon, Portugal

Electricity Museum

Located in the thermoelectric factory that once powered the entire city, this Portuguese museum is shockingly fascinating.
38.6963, -9.1949
Santa Justa Lift
Lisbon, Portugal

Santa Justa Lift

This Industrial Age architectural and engineering gem helps visitors and residents alike traverse Lisbon, “The City of Seven Hills”
38.7121, -9.1394
From the water
Lisbon, Portugal

Belem Tower Rhinoceros - Torre de Belém

A king's pet, a pope's gift, an artist's inspiration, and a tragic shipwreck
38.6916, -9.2160
Lisbon, Portugal

Carmo Convent Ruins

Legacy of the earthquake that nearly wiped Lisbon off the face of the Earth
38.7121, -9.1404
"Transcendence" by Masayuki Nagare.
San Francisco, California

Banker's Heart

A shining, cold, black organ lies in San Francisco's financial district.
37.7923, -122.4037
Ruth Asawa's San Francisco fountain in Union Square.
San Francisco, California

Ruth Asawa’s San Francisco Fountain

Created in 1972, the famous sculptor's intricately detailed monument to San Francisco is overflowing with city landmarks.
37.7888, -122.4071
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Diorama

A miniature view of the park, caught in time
37.7694, -122.5105
Niantic converted to a hotel
San Francisco, California

Site of the Niantic

Gold Rush ship-turned-hotel buried underneath San Francisco's financial district
37.7949, -122.4017
Damage to the Sharon Building at the Children's Playground, 1906
San Francisco, California

Site of 1906 Earthquake Refugee Camps

Approximately 250,000 people left homeless by the great earthquake and fires found shelter in Golden Gate Park
37.7696, -122.4841
Dad and three juveniles on the PG&E building. Photo by brothergrimm on Flickr.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Peregrine Falcons

Recovered from the brink of extinction, at home in the Financial District
37.7915, -122.3959
Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze.
San Francisco, California

Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze

A psychedelic labyrinth on the San Francisco bay.
37.8100, -122.4104
The Jungle Room at Graceland.
Memphis, Tennessee

The Jungle Room at Graceland

Elvis' own personal tropical hideaway.
35.0460, -90.0230
Memphis, Tennessee

National Civil Rights Museum

Hotel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot now functions as a museum dedicated to his life's work
35.1347, -90.0577
Entrance on Union Ave, just around the corner from Beale Street
Memphis, Tennessee

Sun Studio

This Memphis recording studio launched the careers of Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley
35.1393, -90.0377