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Seattle, Washington

Lenin Statue of Fremont

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

Piece of the Berlin Wall at Cafe Turko

A nondescript Seattle restaurant inherited a piece of European history.
Seattle, Washington

Center of the Universe Sign

Residents of Fremont in Seattle have considered it the center of the universe since the 1970s.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
Tattershall, England

Fireplaces of Tattershall Castle

The near loss of the stately fireplaces at this medieval castle spawned some of Britain's most crucial historic preservation laws.
Oman

Telegraph Island – Jazirat al Maqlab

This remote British Imperial telegraph relay outpost drove men insane.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Capital Gate

No building in the world leans as far as the so-called “Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi.”
Madinat Zayed, United Arab Emirates

Million Street

Every December, this stretch of dusty desert road transforms into a catwalk for a camel beauty pageant.
Liwa, United Arab Emirates

Moreeb Dune

One of the largest sand dunes in the world is nicknamed the "Scary Mountain" due to its steep slope and sharp incline.
Al Bidya, United Arab Emirates

Al Bidya Mosque

The oldest surviving mosque in the UAE has mysterious origins and unusual architecture.
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Jebel Hafeet Beehive Tombs

The cluster of igloo-like domes forms the remains of an ancient burial ground.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Tun

Sitting in the basement of a castle, the largest wine barrel in the world is bigger than most apartments.
Al Madam, United Arab Emirates

Buried Village of Al Madam

An abandoned desert hamlet swallowed up by sand.
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-foot-diameter hole is touted as "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth."
Windsor, England

'The Queen' Locomotive

A replica of the steam engine that hauled Queen Victoria's Royal Train is on display at Windsor.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Cambodia–Vietnam Friendship Monument

Bombed and burned, this monument represents the often controversial ties between Vietnam and Cambodia.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh Memorial Stupa

5,000 skulls in memorial to those killed by the Khmer Rouge.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Foreign Correspondents Club

Originally a meeting place for foreign correspondents and war reporters, the FCC remains an atmospheric spot for sunset drinks in Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Khmer Rouge's high security prison.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Wat Phnom

The capital of Cambodia is named after the hill on which this ancient temple complex stands.
Athens, Greece

Lycabettus Funicular

The railway carts travelers to central Athens's highest peak, which offers stunning vistas of the city.
Cambridge, England

Holme Fen Posts

Once-buried markers show England’s lowest land point keeps getting lower.
Northern Mariana Islands

Bird Island Beach

A gorgeous gem on the ocean.
Garapan, Northern Mariana Islands

Old Japanese Lighthouse

An abandoned lighthouse off the beaten path, one of the few surviving pre-World War II Japanese structures, offers a beautiful view.