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9 Places to Experience the Wonder of Alchemy
Castle Frankenstein
Inside the laboratory
Alchemic ingredients on display
La Berta.
The external façade of the Barnekow House

9 Places to Experience the Wonder of Alchemy

For when you want to transform lead into gold or stir up the Philosopher’s Stone in your crucible.


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20 Places to Visit Along West Virginia's Country Roads
Pumpkin House day...
The mansion.
The main entrance into the Asylum.
Archival view of the co-op general store in Arthurdale, WV
Pinnacle Knob Fire Tower

20 Places to Visit Along West Virginia's Country Roads

The Mountain State is filled with surprises, from giant telescopes to elusive cryptids.


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The Ultimate Guide to Bird Monuments
Peacock Clock
The owl figure is found on north side of of Notre Dame de Dijon
The Chicken chicken.
'Allen the Peregrine Falcon'
Hahn/Cock at the Walker Art Center.
Starr Kempf's Kinetic Sculptures

The Ultimate Guide to Bird Monuments

A globe-trotting tour of avian art, from a golden peacock clock to giant poultry statues.


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18 Places That Celebrate Glorious Beer
The mural was not part of the original brewery.
Shyla Sheppard

18 Places That Celebrate Glorious Beer

From a brewery in North Korea to suds-filled bathing pools in Austria, these spots are for serious hop-heads.


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8 Geometrical Wonders That Are Also Houses
The Upside-Down House in Trassenheide.
Cube House, Toronto
the Ramot Polin housing project
Small House "Spitzhäuschen" in Bernkastel-Kues
Baldwin Street

8 Geometrical Wonders That Are Also Houses

Home is where the weird angles are.


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12 Secrets Hidden in the Woods
Landing site.
Museum building and tool shop.
Whitman knew how to enjoy a walk in the woods.
"Cathedral."
From above.

12 Secrets Hidden in the Woods

These forests are home to more than wildlife.


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