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The moon rock is located in the center of the red planet in the Space Window's upper half
Washington, D.C.

Space Window at the Washington National Cathedral

A tiny piece of the moon is embedded in this stained glass masterpiece.
38.9311, -77.0716
The stairs at night
Washington, D.C.

The Exorcist Stairs

Site of the climactic scene from The Exorcist.
38.9055, -77.0702
Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary
Cape Town, South Africa

Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary

This African beach is home to thousands of rare mainland penguins that are known for their annoying voice.
-34.1965, 18.4500
Higher-altitude view of Bo Kaap
Cape Town, South Africa

Bo Kaap

Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, Bo Kaap is a colorfully-painted township located in the “Mother City” of South Africa.
-33.9182, 18.4143
The District Six museum.
Cape Town, South Africa

District Six Museum

An excellent and sobering account of the vibrant multicultural neighborhood destroyed under apartheid.
-33.9277, 18.4237
A lone Quiver tree.
Namibia/South Africa

Ai-Ais—Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

A seemingly desolate park that belongs to two countries actually supports all kinds of wildlife.
-28.1236, 16.8918
Dead Vlei
Namibia

Dead Vlei

This "dead marsh" sits among the largest sand dunes in the world, a forest frozen in time.
-24.7350, 15.3248
A sign marking the Tropic of Capricorn.
Namibia

Tropic of Capricorn Crossing

Road signs in Namibia mark the location of one of the five major circles of latitude.
-23.4394, 15.8051
Inside the courtyard.
Windhoek, Namibia

National Museum of Namibia

Held in a fort that once stood for colonization of the area, this museum now tells the history of its indigenous people.
-22.5694, 17.0883
courtyard
Lübeck, Germany

Medieval Courtyards of Lübeck

The small alleys in Lübeck's Old Town are a result of medieval urban sprawl.
53.8718, 10.6861
The Constitution
Vilnius, Lithuania

Republic of Uzupis

This micro-nation may be some sort of prank, but its constitution sure seems official.
54.6804, 25.2938
Ronda, Spain
Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Three bridges, two historical sections of city, and one giant canyon make up this fantastic Spanish settlement.
36.7404, -5.1644
The Genetically Modified Little Mermaid.
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Genetically Modified Little Mermaid

Hans Christian Andersen for the postmodern world.
55.6984, 12.5992
Tivoli carousel.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's celebrated theme park and gardens.
55.6747, 12.5657
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
51.5322, -0.1240
Trench armour
London, England

The Imperial War Museum London

This massive collection of British military artifacts includes the heartbreaking personal letters of the men in the trenches of WWI.
51.4960, -0.1084
The cycle of artists painting over prior pieces begins
London, England

Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel

A hands-off space for graffiti artists to hone and display their skills.
51.5015, -0.1150
Rag and Bone
Stockholm, Sweden

Rag and Bone

This homeless brass fox tugs at your heartstrings from the foot of a Stockholm bridge.
59.3284, 18.0667
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Metro Art Gallery

Stockholm's decidedly unique public transit system has doubled as the world's longest art gallery for decades.
59.3289, 18.0649
Memorial plaque at the place of the assassination.
Stockholm, Sweden

Olof Palme Memorial Plaque

A golden plaque marks the site of the mysterious unsolved assassination of the former Swedish prime minister.
59.3366, 18.0627
Stockholm Public Library
Stockholm, Sweden

The Stadsbiblioteket (Stockholm Public Library)

The library's graceful rotunda is like a bibliophile's temple.
59.3434, 18.0548
Catacombes de Paris.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
48.8343, 2.3322
Copenhagen, Denmark

Royal Danish Naval Museum

A museum filled with tiny, adorable versions of the mighty Royal Danish Navy.
55.6744, 12.5950
Agnete and the Merman
Copenhagen, Denmark

Agnete and the Merman

Beneath Denmark's Højbro bridge, a bronze merman and his seven sons forever mourn for the mother and wife who left them for land.
55.6776, 12.5803