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Dublin, Ireland

Oddities of Christ Church Cathedral

The mummified heart of a saint beats in the basement - or did, until someone took it.
Victoria, British Columbia

The Empress Hotel

This historic Victorian hotel has a scandalous history of affairs and murder.
Hatsukaichi, Japan

Itsukushima Shrine

Japanese national treasure originally built in 593 CE.
Hatsukaichi, Japan

World's Largest Rice Scoop

This enormous "shamoji" means more to the people of Miyajima than just a way getting rice onto a plate.
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima's Hypocenter

A plaque marks the site directly below the mid-air detonation of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima.
Dublin, Ireland

The Long Room Library at Trinity College

The gorgeous library at Trinity College is home to remarkable treasures of Irish identity.
Dublin, Ireland

Marsh's Library

The oldest public library in Ireland.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.
Seaside, Oregon

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse Columbarium

Lighthouse-cum-columbarium where "Nor'easters" and grandma go to die.
Astoria, Oregon

The Astoria Column

A Roman style column in Oregon hides a spiral staircase inside.
Friday Harbor, Washington

Afterglow Vista

This family mausoleum is steeped in symbolism and looks more like a fantasy location than a grave.
Seattle, Washington

Bettie Page House

What's that on the side of that building? Va Va Voom, it's Bettie!
North Bend, Washington

Twede's Cafe

Twin Peaks' real life Double R Diner has been restored to its damn fine television look.
Vantage, Washington

Ginkgo Petrified Forest

An exercise in patience and imagination, where Mother Earth turned common stuff into precious hidden treasures.
Ellensburg, Washington

Dick and Jane's Spot

An outsider art duo's yard has been turned into a whimsical public gallery.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Bridge

From a neon Rapunzel to a bike traffic meter to a street fair color scheme, the most opened drawbridge in the US is a veritable art gallery.
Seattle, Washington

Lenin Statue of Fremont

Statue of Lenin, from Cold War era Czechoslovakia, now in a neighborhood of Seattle.
Seattle, Washington

Hale's Palladium

A brewery warehouse which doubles as a circus bigtop.
Seattle, Washington

Hi-Life / Fire Station No. 18

Seasonal, Pacific Northwest cuisine served in a 101 year old firehouse.
Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Pinball Museum

Couple's personal collection of pinball machines turned public pinball museum.
Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

A 100-year-old purveyor of curiosities, curios, and kitsch featuring mummies, shrunken heads, and a Fiji Mermaid.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.