Total Eclipse: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Festival of Science, Music, and Celestial Wonder. August 19–21, 2017 in Eastern Oregon.
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Inside the giant whale fountain (Flickr/Jorden rundt og hjem igen)
San Gennaro, Italy

Pinocchio Park

Walk through a fairytale in Tuscany
43.8979, 10.6371
Ponte Sospeso in Tuscany.
San Marcello Pistoiese, Italy

Ponte Sospeso

A factory director designed what was the world's longest suspension footbridge in 1923 so his employees could get to work safely.
44.0536, 10.7676
Original floor level
Sacramento, California

Sacramento's Original Street Level

The California capital city once stood 10 feet lower than it does today.
38.5835, -121.5038
The front of the marker.
Sacramento, California

St. George Hotel Marker

Where the first "expert riders, willing to risk death daily" for the Pony Express were recruited.
38.5823, -121.5014
The sound of the pumping machinery gave the site its nickname of 'Pim-Pam'.
Mazarrón, Spain

Las Salinas of Puerto de Mazarrón

Abandoned tunnels dug for the once-thriving sea salt industry on the coast of southern Spain.
37.5590, -1.2812
Baggage claim at Sacramento Airport
Sacramento, California

Samson Luggage Sculpture

Pillars made of 700 pieces of luggage climb to the ceiling of Sacramento Airport's baggage claim.
38.6951, -121.5908
I Street Swing-span Bridge Opening
West Sacramento, California

I Street Bridge

I Street Bridge is the heaviest swinging center bridge in the United States
38.5866, -121.5076
Mock up of Mazarrón 2 during archaeological invstigation, National Museum of Underwater Archaeology, Cartagena,
Puerto de Mazarrón, Spain

Phoenician Ships of Mazarrón

Two 2,500-year-old Phoenician boats found on the coast of Spain, giving incredible insight into the ancient maritime traders.
37.5595, -1.2680
The strange structures are made of oxides of silicon and aluminum.
Mazarrón, Spain

Erosiones de Bolnuevo

An enchanting landscape of ancient sandstone structures eroded into otherworldly shapes.
37.5641, -1.3125
Temporary exhibition building
Cartagena, Spain

National Museum of Underwater Archeology

An impressive display of ships and artifacts from the ancient Mediterranean maritime trade.
37.5977, -0.9809
Demolition gear and No 7 Settler Tank
Hartlepool, England

Steetley Magnesite

Derelict chemical plant on the North Sea is a beautiful industrial ruin
54.7052, -1.2045
Keppel's Column, named after Admiral Augustus Keppel.
Rotherham, England

Keppel's Column

An oddly shaped tower built to mark the acquittal of Admiral Keppel in a controversial 1770s case.
53.4480, -1.4152
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Mackwoods Tea Plantation Sign

A Sri Lankan tea factory's ironic take on the Los Angeles landmark.
7.0243, 80.7191
The memorial marker is alongside the Derwent Dam.
England

Memorial to Tip the Faithful Sheepdog

The heroic tale of a remarkable pup who refused to leave her master's side, no matter what.
53.4051, -1.7444
Just your average rowing practice beneath dangling cars
Portugalete, Spain

Vizcaya Bridge

Two towns are linked by an engineering marvel masquerading as a boring suspension bridge
43.3231, -3.0169
A scene from the beauty contest between Cassiopeia and the Nereids seen in the House of Aion.
Paphos, Cyprus

The Mosaics of Paphos

The ancient mosaics here are considered among the finest in the world, and serve as a stunning record of Greco-Roman daily life.
34.7561, 32.4083
View from the Memorial Bench
Whitby, England

Bram Stoker Memorial Seat

The view that inspired the scenes of Dracula's first landing in England.
54.4891, -0.6158
Old Zakopane Cemetery
Zakopane, Poland

Old Zakopane Cemetery

Polish luminaries and masterful folk art find sanctuary in this unique cemetery.
49.2969, 19.9470
RAF Upper Heyford
Upper Heyford, England

RAF Upper Heyford

A rotting air force base is now home to rare birds and scarce plants
51.9294, -1.2796
Blue Lagoon
Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant
63.8801, -22.4494
Þingvellir Church
Iceland

Þingvellir Church

This beautiful, historic church looks like something out of a simpler past
64.2572, -21.1211
Creissels, France

Millau Viaduct

The world's tallest bridge is possibly also the most elegant.
44.0775, 3.0228
Gunnuhver, Iceland's biggest hot spring.
Iceland

Gunnuhver

Iceland's largest hot spring is a little bit haunted and a little bit dangerous.
63.8193, -22.6852
Þingvellir
Iceland

Þingvellir

The picturesque birthplace of Icelandic democracy is drenched in the blood of its brutal past
64.2581, -21.1250