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Berchtesgaden Salt Mine
Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden Salt Mine

Dress up like a miner and take a slide into the disco-lit depths of this once foundational salt mine.
47.6314, 13.0042
The Stiftskeller is through the arches to the right of St. Peter's
Salzburg, Austria

St. Peter's Stiftskeller

Quite possibly the world's oldest restaurant.
47.7975, 13.0440
The concrete tower of Clingman's Dome.
Bryson City, North Carolina

Clingmans Dome

The highest point in Tennessee at 6,643 feet above sea level, Clingmans Dome bears witness to the ravages of one type of insect.
35.5629, -83.4985
Capilano Suspension Bridge
West Vancouver, British Columbia

Capilano Suspension Bridge

This expansive bridge in the Canadian wilderness was originally just built for friends.
49.3429, -123.1148
Medical Ed. Photo by Annetta Black
Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

A 100-year-old purveyor of curiosities, curios, and kitsch featuring mummies, shrunken heads, and a Fiji Mermaid.
47.6042, -122.3390
Dreamlike Birches lit at night: https://www.patreon.com/posts/count-morbids-8334001
Leavenworth, Washington

Leavenworth's Bavarian Village

One small town in the Pacific Northwest transformed itself into a Bavarian-themed tourist destination.
47.5798, -120.6581
Bagram Valley, Afghanistan today.
Bagram, Afghanistan

Site of Alexandria on the Caucasus

The West's first incursion into the Afghan world lies buried beneath a military base.
34.9403, 69.2550
Bahrain World Trade Center
Manama, Bahrain

Bahrain World Trade Center

Skyscraper powered by wind turbines attached between its towers.
26.2383, 50.5778
The Oval Forum in Jerash, and the Cardo Maximus
Jerash, Jordan

The Ruins of Jerash

Gladiators battle and chariots race daily in the ruins of a once-great Roman city.
32.2769, 35.9056
Photo Courtesy the Long Now Foundation
Jordan

Petra

An ancient capital city 3000 years old and harboring many surprises.
30.3285, 35.4427
These fingers obviously belong to Hercules
Amman, Jordan

Hand of Hercules

The most gigantic, swoony, intimidating trio of fingers in all of antiquity.
31.9547, 35.9343
Madaba Mosaic Map
Jordan

Madaba Mosaic Map

The world's oldest map of the holy land gives us a fragmented glimpse of the layout of biblical nations.
31.7160, 35.7955
Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain, Georgia

Stone Mountain

A stately granite mountain that bears a Lost Cause-era monument.
33.8060, -84.1460