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San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

Royal Library of San Lorenzo de El Escorial

This influential Renaissance-era library was once the haunt of kings and monks.
Nunavut

Graves of Beechey Island

The remote graves mark the mysterious deaths of four 19th century explorers.
Wielenbach, Germany

Hardtkapelle Wielenbach

A hole in the floor of this chapel is said to have been created by a footprint of the devil.
Paris, France

Sculptures de Décure

Exquisite wall sculptures carved in secret by an early quarryman in an obscure corner of the Paris Catacombs.
Berlin, Germany

Knut the Polar Bear

Berlin's beloved bear is immortalized at the Museum für Naturkunde.
Wells, Nevada

Metropolis Ghost Town

An ill-fated attempt to grow wheat in the sagebrush steppe of northeastern Nevada.
Barcelona, Spain

Monasterio de Pedralbes

Occupied for six centuries by Franciscan Order nuns, this monastery is an amazing ode to Catalán Gothic architecture.
Atlanta, Georgia

Videodrome

This old school, eccentric, and independent video rental store refuses to die.
London, England

Public Standards of Length

19th-century scientists would make the pilgrimage here to verify the precision of their measuring sticks.
London, England

'Monument for a Dead Parrot'

The sculpture of the deceased cockatoo flops atop its personal plinth.
Simferopol, Crimea

Scythian Neapolis Ruins

The ancient ruins of an extinguished city amidst the bustle of a modern one.
Eastland, Texas

Old Rip

Legend says the horned lizard spent 31 years sealed in a time capsule before he was discovered alive.
Zeitz, Germany

Cheese Mite Memorial

A simple tribute to the microscopic arachnid that gives its juices and its life to help make a speciality German cheese.
Virginia City, Nevada

Ponderosa Saloon

Beneath a Virginia City bar is the entrance to an abandoned gold mine.
Wiesbaden, Germany

Gebr. Stern GmbH's Giant Cuckoo Clock

This tremendous timepiece was once the largest cuckoo clock in the world.
Potsdam, Germany

Potsdam-Pirschheide Train Station

In a divided Germany, Potsdam's "central" train station was relocated to the city's southern suburbs to avoid West Berlin.
Carthage, Tunisia

Tophet at Carthage

An ancient burial ground believed to have been used for ritual sacrifice.
Inuvik, Unorganized, Northwest Territories

The Smoking Hills

These hellish-looking cliffs in the Canadian Arctic have been burning for centuries.
Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial School

This solemn facility remembers the cruel effort to compel Native American children to relinquish their culture.
Tlell, British Columbia

Pesuta Shipwreck

The stunning remnants of this wreck emerge from an otherworldly backdrop of rainforests.
Gyeongju, South Korea

Poseokjeong Pavilion

All that remains of an ancient royal palace is a water channel that was used for drinking games.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary, Queen of Scots Plaque

This tablet indicates where the tragic monarch returned to begin her tumultuous downfall.
Jönköping N, Sweden

Visingsö Oak Forest

A forest of immensely tall and unusually straight oak trees planted nearly 200 years ago to build naval ships that never came to be.
Lovell, Wyoming

Bighorn Medicine Wheel

Native Americans built this circle of stones, which was used to predict astronomical events.