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Cardiff, Wales

Animal Wall at Cardiff Castle

Recently restored menagerie of Victorian-era beasts.
51.4811, -3.1824
Street view of Casa Batlló
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló

One of Antoni Gaudi's most classic buildings is well-known for its "dragon-back" design.
41.3917, 2.1650
Higher-altitude view of Bo Kaap
Cape Town, South Africa

Bo Kaap

Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, Bo Kaap is a colorfully-painted township located in the “Mother City” of South Africa.
-33.9182, 18.4143
Wall detail
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church"

A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons.
49.9482, 15.2676
The outside of the spring
Glastonbury, England

The White Spring

A dark Victorian well house now plays host to mystical waters and pagan shrines.
51.1437, -2.7056
The site of the old Post Office as it is today
Keeseville, New York

Ausable Chasm

This sandstone gorge in Upstate New York is known as the "Little Grand Canyon of the East."
44.5237, -73.4606
The Chester Imp.
Chester, England

Chester Imp

A mysterious demonic figure peers down from its perch within the gorgeous Chester Cathedral.
53.1920, -2.8905
The taxidermed elephant head that's on display in the main room.
Rochester, New York

The George Eastman Museum

The home, museum, and death site of Kodak's influential founder.
43.1529, -77.5800
Robert the Bruce (left) and William Wallace (right) stand guard at the gates.
Edinburgh, Scotland

William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Statues

Overlooked by many, the two famous Scottish warriors guard the main gate of Edinburgh Castle.
55.9486, -3.1999
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mons Meg

A six ton wedding gift to King of the Scots.
55.9489, -3.2002
George Mackenzie's Mausoleum
Edinburgh, Scotland

George Mackenzie's Mausoleum

The tomb of one of Scotland's bloody historic villains is a magnet for bumbling desecrators.
55.9467, -3.1914
The vertical coffin is built into what's left of the arch.
Chester, England

Medieval Coffin of St John's

A rare wooden coffin set vertically into the Gothic arch of an ruined church.
53.1890, -2.8857
A Son of the American Revolution, Alexander Milliner
Rochester, New York

Grave of George Washington's Drummer Boy

Alexander Milliner, a favorite of General Washington, is interred at Mt. Hope Cemetery along with 80 other Revolutionary War veterans.
43.1284, -77.6205
Bird's eye view
Rochester, New York

Threshold

A giant steel sculpture with animals in its shadows.
43.1711, -77.6757
Penn's Cave Exit
Spring Mills, Pennsylvania

Penn's Cave

Sail through this subterranean show cave that is home to a legend that would go on to name nearly everything around it.
40.8826, -77.6123
Northlandz valley. (leff/Flickr)
Flemington, New Jersey

Northlandz

The world's largest model railroad is a mind-boggling achievement.
40.5169, -74.8191
Artist's Drive
Inyo County, California

Artist's Drive

Millions of years of oxidation make a drive down this winding Death Valley road surprisingly colorful.
36.3299, -116.8300
Houses inside Park Güell designed by Gaudí
Barcelona, Spain

Park Güell

Gaudí's famously flamboyant architectural style is on full display in this sprawling park and garden.
41.4136, 2.1528
The statue seen from the banks of the river.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg's Mini Statue of Liberty

A local prank turned town icon.
40.3583, -76.9298
Bronze Ballot Box
Rochester, New York

1872 Monument

A bronze ballot box stands at the spot where Susan B. Anthony voted illegally.
43.1529, -77.6246
Overlooking New York Harbor.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery

A Victorian cemetery in the heart of Brooklyn remains a popular mecca of morbid curiosity.
40.6590, -73.9956
New York, New York

41 Cooper Square

This exemplar of modernist architecture is meant to captivate and inspire students of the Cooper Union.
40.7287, -73.9902
In't Aepjen
Amsterdam, Netherlands

In't Aepjen

This historic Amsterdam bar used to accept sailor's monkeys as payment.
52.3763, 4.9001
(Flickr/fidelramos)
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oude Kerk

Amsterdam's oldest church, and the center of Dutch prostitution.
52.3744, 4.8980