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Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

The tallest building in Iceland, and certainly one of the most visually impressive.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

This stunning concert hall has become a symbol of Iceland's national recovery.
Iceland

Haukadalur Geothermal Field

This valley of hot springs and boiling mud pots is home to the record-holding "Geysir," which originated the English word.
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
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.
Cumbria, England

Scafell Pike

The highest peak in all of England is plagued by dangerously fickle climate shifts.
Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.
Bath, England

Herschel Museum of Astronomy

Eighteenth-century home, where Herschel discovered the planet Uranus.
Winchester, England

Sound II at Winchester Cathedral

This silent sentry in the crypt below a large Gothic cathedral is often knee-deep in water.
Barnard Castle, England

The Silver Swan

A perfectly running 230-year-old silver automaton and music box.
Wiltshire, England

Old Wardour Castle

Besieged by war, this castle ruin has crumbled into a peaceful picnic spot.
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury

Fascinating town where normal life interfaces with the occult.
East Sussex, England

Beachy Head

England's most notorious suicide spot.
Cornwall, England

The Eden Project: The World’s Largest Greenhouse

Over one million types of plants in southwest England.
Cornwall, England

St. Michael's Mount

A island reachable by a causeway at low tide is possibly one of the earliest Western European locations to be identified in text.
Whitby, England

Ruins of Whitby Abbey

The gloomy ruins that inspired Bram Stoker to bring Dracula to life.
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Grand Ferris Wheel

Vienna's giant wonder wheel had a starring role in one of the greatest noir movies of all time.
Vienna, Austria

Museumsquartier Passages

This series of Baroque passageways in Vienna's cultural center mix old architecture with modern art.
Vienna, Austria

Naturhistorisches Museum

Beautiful Austrian natural history museum with carved ceilings and row after row of ancient taxidermy.
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Pestsäule (Plague Column)

Baroque celebration of the end of the Great Plague of Vienna.
York, England

York Cold War Bunker

This disused Cold War bunker has been restored to all of its early 60's glory.
Salamanca, Spain

Cathedral of Salamanca's Astronaut

The Cathedral of Salamanca has a number of unusual carvings but none so surprising as a modern astronaut.