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Burj Al Arab from the air
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj Al Arab

A preposterously luxurious hotel with gold-plated iPads, Rolls Royce chauffeurs, and a staff that trains by watching "Downton Abbey."
25.1410, 55.1857
Tons and tons of gold on any given day is for sale.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Gold Souk

On any given day this sprawling market houses literally tons of government-regulated gold, gems, and precious metals.
25.2709, 55.2983
Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj Khalifa

The world's tallest building features an Armani hotel, offices above the cloud line, and perfumed lounges.
25.1975, 55.2749
Helsinki, Finland

Temppeliaukio Church

A subterranean house of worship carved right out of the bedrock.
60.1730, 24.9250
Kamppi Chapel
Helsinki, Finland

Kamppi Chapel

An alien church provides much needed silence in the midst of a Finland shopping center.
60.1694, 24.9360
The wall at the Bay of Kotor
Kotor, Montenegro

Fortifications of Kotor

These historic defenses ensured the city within would survive hundreds of years of occupations, sieges, and invasions.
42.4257, 18.7724
One of the entrances to the hangar.
Gnojnice, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar Aircraft Hangar

This abandoned airplane hanger is said to have once been a top secret launch facility.
43.2933, 17.8474
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stari Most

Bridge that died in war and was resurected.
43.3371, 17.8148
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bascarsija

Oriental bazaar in the heart of Sarajevo.
43.8591, 18.4310
Cow up a Tree, Australian history and humor
Docklands, Australia

Cow Up a Tree

This piece of Australian modern art is part joke and part history.
-37.8171, 144.9453
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Thousands of coffin-like pillars make up this controversial holocaust memorial.
52.5139, 13.3789
Winchester Round Table in the Great Hall, Dendrochronology dating has placed it at 1275.
Winchester, England

Winchester Round Table

A medieval replica of King Arthur's legendary table, the Round Table hanging in Winchester Castle was decorated by Henry VIII.
51.0625, -1.3194
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

Bookstore serves double duty as "Tumbleweed Hotel."
48.8526, 2.3471
Ryde, England

1930s London Underground Trains at Ryde

The Isle of Wight’s “Island Line” serviced by former London Underground trains from the 1930s.
50.7328, -1.1602
Capilano Suspension Bridge
West Vancouver, British Columbia

Capilano Suspension Bridge

This expansive bridge in the Canadian wilderness was originally just built for friends.
49.3429, -123.1148
Dome
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.
51.5138, -0.1004
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
Qrendi, Malta

Mnajdra

Stone Age solar temple is aligned with the sun on each equinox and solstice.
35.8268, 14.4364
Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum
Paola, Malta

Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum

This subterranean necropolis holds three floors of antler-dug grave caves.
35.8701, 14.5068
St. Paul's Catacombs in Rabat, Malta. (christine592/Flickr)
Rabat, Malta

Maltese Catacomb Complexes

Burial grounds for more than 1,000 bodies deep under the modern town of Rabat.
35.8843, 14.3897
Burgermeister at night, sailor's delight
Berlin, Germany

Burgermeister

Where once there was a train station bathroom, there is now this German burger joint.
52.5011, 13.4423
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
52.5050, 13.4397
Hansa Studios
Berlin, Germany

Hansa Studios

From Iggy Pop to David Bowie to Nick Cave, this regal music studio has served some of the all time greats.
52.5063, 13.3770
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain.
52.5203, 13.3869