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Philosophical Reading Room
Budapest, Hungary

Szabo Ervin Library

A 19th century artistocrat's mansion, turned into a library, hidden in a modern library.
47.4894, 19.0645
The Tunnels of Rabaul
Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

The Tunnels of Rabaul

This volcanically volatile island town is home to an abandoned series of tunnels left by the Japanese during WWII.
-4.1998, 152.1645
Manneken Pis in US Air Force uniform
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
50.8450, 4.3500
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
55.9471, -3.1928
Mortsafe at Greyfriars Cemetery
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Cemetery Mortsafes

Protecting the dead from opportunistic body snatchers.
55.9469, -3.1928
New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
40.7281, -73.9948
Montreal, Québec

Notre Dame Basilica

A grand Gothic Revival basilica with stained glass depictions of Montreal's religious history has only one soul resting in its crypt.
45.5087, -73.5540
Chartres, France

Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral

The famous winding walk at Chartres is surrounded in mystery and myth.
48.4472, 1.4878
KattenKabinet
Amsterdam, Netherlands

KattenKabinet

Cat art as far as the eye can see.
52.3656, 4.8916
Kilt Rock
Isle of Skye, Scotland

Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls

Ancient cliffs resembling a kilt on Scotland's second largest island emit an entrancing sound.
57.6106, -6.1724
Eilean Donan
Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland

Eilean Donan

The most iconic structure in Scotland has been home to bishops, colonels, and Sean Connery characters.
57.2739, -5.5162
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
Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Museum

Remains of a 17th-century version of the Titanic.
59.3280, 18.0914
Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger Cathedral

Norway's oldest cathedral still in use.
58.9697, 5.7329
Diquís Spheres
Costa Rica

Diquís Spheres

These mysterious ancient stone spheres were created by a civilization lost to time and are now mostly lawn ornaments.
8.9108, -83.4788
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

The tallest building in Iceland, and certainly one of the most visually impressive.
64.1417, -21.9266
Blue Lagoon
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
63.8801, -22.4494
A closer look at the balconies of Blok P.
Nuuk, Greenland

Blok P

1% of Greenland's entire population used to live in this single building, which is now slated for demolition.
64.1754, -51.7327
Bolívar, Venezuela

Old DC 3 Plane at Canaima Air Camp

The Canaima airstrip in Venezuela keeps an antique DC 3 plane in its camp.
5.5824, -62.2282
(Flickr/SURF&ROCK (Miguel Navaza))
Sur Lípez, Bolivia

Laguna Colorada

Red lake 4,000 meters above sea level is home to rare flamingos.
-22.2083, -67.7735
Machu Picchu.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
-13.1631, -72.5450
(Flickr/Shorizo izo)
La Paz, Bolivia

Museo de la Coca

Museum dedicated to the sacred leaf of the Andes.
-16.4977, -68.1383
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Preserved Inca city and site of the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish Conquistadors.
-13.2581, -72.2633
Moray
Urubamba, Peru

Moray

Huge stone depressions which may have acted as an Incan agricultural experiment.
-13.3296, -72.1971