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Goodspeed Opera House
East Haddam, Connecticut

Goodspeed Opera House

This opera house along the banks of the Connecticut River has two Tony Awards to its credit but it’s never staged a single opera.
41.4518, -72.4625
The statue to Phil Lynott, outside of Bruxelles pub
Dublin, Ireland

Phil Lynott Statue

A statue in the center of Dublin dedicated to one of their favorite sons of rock & roll.
53.3413, -6.2607
The GPO at night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin General Post Office

The modern birthplace of Irish freedom.
53.3493, -6.2611
St. Laurence O'Toole's heart, encased in wood
Dublin, Ireland

Oddities of Christ Church Cathedral

The mummified heart of a saint beats in the basement - or did, until someone took it.
53.3433, -6.2716
Dublin, Ireland

The Long Room Library at Trinity College

The gorgeous library at Trinity College is home to remarkable treasures of Irish identity.
53.3440, -6.2567
Nostalgia overdose
Captiva, Florida

The Bubble Room

This kitsch eatery is chock-a-block with bric-a-brac.
26.5223, -82.1895
Welcome to Moodus
East Haddam, Connecticut

Moodus Noises

The Connecticut village named for its subterranean thunder.
41.5035, -72.4749
Mystic Pizza
Groton, Connecticut

Mystic Pizza

This small town pizzeria won the Hollywood lottery.
41.3540, -71.9730
Lyme, Connecticut

Gillette Castle

Quirky castle designed by the American actor best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes on stage.
41.4224, -72.4285
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Marriage Market

A son-and-daughter meat market, hawked by mom and dad.
31.2323, 121.4732
Working People's Cultural Palace
Beijing, China

Working People's Cultural Palace

This smaller cousin of the Forbidden City has gone from ancestral sacrifice to tourist's whispers.
39.9137, 116.3982
The Forbidden City
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
39.9225, 116.3968
View of Shanghai and the Oriental Pearl Tower
Shanghai, China

Oriental Pearl Tower

The once highest point in China blends symbolic design with a kick of adrenaline.
31.2420, 121.4950
European architechture mixes with traditional Chinese iconography throughout the area.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai French Concession

An out-of-place slice of France, smack in the middle of Shanghai.
31.2096, 121.4693
Museum of Chinese in America
New York, New York

Museum of Chinese in America

This small New York museum examines Chinese history from its origins right up to its arrival in the city.
40.7194, -73.9991
Mortsafe at Greyfriars Cemetery
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Cemetery Mortsafes

Protecting the dead from opportunistic body snatchers.
55.9469, -3.1928
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
55.9471, -3.1928
A street in the close.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary King's Close

17th century streets hidden under Edinburgh were once a breeding ground for the black death.
55.9501, -3.1882
Edinburgh's oldest purpose built visitor attraction, The Camera Obscura on the Royal Mile
Edinburgh, Scotland

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

360° views of the city plus five floors of optical illusions and hands-on science.
55.9490, -3.1951
The Kelpies
Grangemouth, Scotland

The Kelpies

The heads of two giant mythological water horses honor Scotland's horselord past.
56.0191, -3.7553
The south face of Ben Nevis
Highland, Scotland

Ben Nevis

The highest peak in the United Kingdom has a history of physics, specters, and a pilgrimage of strange objects.
56.7969, -5.0036
Peter Pan is the boy who never grows up.
London, England

Peter Pan Statue

A statue marks the exact spot where The Boy Who Never Grows Up made his first literary appearance.
51.5086, -0.1759
Putney, Vermont

Santa's Land

A classic roadside attraction on Vermont's historic Route 5.
43.0104, -72.4696
Parrish Shoes Sign
Keene, New Hampshire

Parrish Shoes Sign

A recreated sign from the movie Jumanji has become a makeshift tribute to the film's late star.
42.9337, -72.2787