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Seattle, Washington

Gas Works Park

This former coal gasification plant found a curious second life as a popular public park.
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

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

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
Ballintoy, Northern Ireland

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

This short bridge is the only thing connecting a tiny Irish island to the mainland.
Barcelona, Spain

Park Güell

Gaudí's famously flamboyant architectural style is on full display in this sprawling park and garden.
Pompei, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
Chamonix, France

Vallée Blanche Aerial Tramway Support

Unable to build support structures on glaciers, the engineers for this tramway were forced to design a unique system.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

A'DAM Lookout and Over The Edge Swing

This 22-floor tower's Skydeck offers panoramic views of Amsterdam.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dragon Bridge

A whimsical bridge adorned with decorative dragons.
Bled, Slovenia

Bled Island and Castle

This one-time health resort was used by aristocrats around the world.
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna caves

A miniature train-ride through Slovenia's largest cave system.
Predjama, Slovenia

Predjama Castle

Castle and secret tunnel withstood a siege until its owner was killed by the Holy Roman Empire, while sitting on the toilet.
Wrocław, Poland

Wroclaw Dwarves

The silly symbol for an underground protest group is now scattered around the city.
Wrocław, Poland

Przejście (Passage)

A striking public sculpture representing the period of martial law in Communist Poland.
Oswiecim, Poland

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

The former Nazi concentration camp stands as a museum to remember this dark chapter in Germany's history.
North Tipperary, Ireland

Barack Obama Plaza

This modest plaza in Moneygall, Ireland has cashed in on its distant connection to the U.S. president.
Corofin, Ireland

The Burren

A hugely vast Irish landscape of barren rock that stretches for miles.
Wicklow, Ireland

The Round Tower of Glendalough

This ancient Irish tower could easily have stood in for Rapunzel's prison.
Chamonix, France

Lac Blanc

An icy lake tucked among jaw-dropping alpine panoramas.
Iceland

US Navy DC-3 Wreckage

This wrecked airplane husk has been sitting on a black sand beach since the 1970s.
Vik, Iceland

Reynisdrangar

Three columns of volcanic rock shoot out of the ocean.
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
Iceland

Haukadalur Geothermal Field

This valley of hot springs and boiling mud pots is home to the record-holding "Geysir," which originated the English word.
Iceland

Fjaðrárgljúfur

Strange rock formations tower above the river that snakes through this enchanting Icelandic canyon.