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Faroe Islands

The Nykur of Sørvágsvatn

In Faroese legend, this sinister horse-shaped beast lures unsuspecting passersby only to drown them in the lake.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Carousel Bar

The only rotating bar in New Orleans has been slowly spinning since 1949.
Stony Point, New York

Old Letchworth Village Cemetery

Hundreds of numbered stakes hidden in the woods mark the graves of the lost souls of a nearby asylum.
Trøllanes, Faroe Islands

Kallur Lighthouse

The isolated structure beckons adventurers with sublime views of the Faroe Islands.
Faroe Islands

Lake Sørvágsvatn

The largest lake in the Faroe Islands seems to be held hundreds of feet above sea level thanks to an optical illusion.
Gasadalur Village, Faroe Islands

Gásadalur Village

This remote island village was in danger of depopulating completely until a tunnel was built to connect it to the rest of the world .
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Genetically Modified Little Mermaid

Hans Christian Andersen for the postmodern world.
Odda, Norway

Trolltunga

Walk 2,300 feet above the ground on the "Troll's Tongue."
Bergen, Norway

Fløibanen Funicular

A favorite with sightseers, this Norwegian funicular provides easy access to a stunning view of Bergen and its environs.
Queens, New York

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery

The graveyard holds the remains of Irish immigrants who arrived in Queens after fleeing the Great Famine.
Rome, Italy

Stumbling Stones of Rome

Brass cobblestones mark the places where individual Holocaust victims were taken from their homes.
Fatih, Turkey

Hagia Sophia Wishing Column

Legend says if you stick your thumb in the hole and it gets wet your wish will be granted.
Hingham, Massachusetts

Old Ship Church

Oldest church in the United States that is still in continuous use.
Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium

Climb inside an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size.
Bruges, Belgium

Basilica of the Holy Blood

Christ's blood preserved in a Belgian town.
Bucharest, Romania

Snagov Monastery

This solitary monastery may hold the remains of Vlad the Impaler (but probably not).
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania

The Sonorous Stones of Ringing Rocks Park

Mysterious rocks that ring musically when struck.
Prague, Czechia

Statue of Franz Kafka

A surreal statue honoring Prague's favorite literary son.
Prague, Czechia

Old New Synagogue

Synagogue built from the stones of Solomon's temple contains the golem of Prague.
Page, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend

Dramatic river bend surrounds a natural red-rocked pedestal.
Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon

Most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest.
Prague, Czechia

The Heydrich Terror Memorial

Bullet holes in the church wall are a reminder of the violence that followed the assassination of a high-ranking Nazi officer.
San Antonio, Texas

'Johnny Loves Vivian' Bench

The wood bears a hidden love note carved by a young Johnny Cash.