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King Puck
Killorglin, Ireland

King Puck

A proud bronze billy stands as an eternal symbol of Ireland's oldest festival, where a goat is made king.
52.1064, -9.7844
Shanklin Chine in 1910
Shanklin, England

Shanklin Chine

This stream-carved gorge has inspired poets, hidden smugglers, and trained soldiers, all without losing its beauty.
50.6267, -1.1742
The Little Mermaid
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Little Mermaid

The de facto symbol of Copenhagen is this bronze fairytale which cannot seem to keep its head for very long.
55.6929, 12.5992
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New Haven, Connecticut

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Yale University's home for rare works, including the mysterious Voynich Manuscript.
41.3115, -72.9271
Greensted Church
Essex, England

Greensted Church

This historic franken-chapel is the oldest wooden church in the world, at least part of it.
51.7044, 0.2256
Jal Mahal
Jaipur, India

Jal Mahal

More than half of this Indian palace is drowned but it looks all the more spectacular for it.
26.9537, 75.8463
Our Lord in the Attic
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Our Lord in the Attic

The attic of a four-century-old canal house hides a clandestine church.
52.3751, 4.8994
Snowdon
Gwynedd, Wales

Snowdon

The highest peak in Wales is said to be the final resting place of a giant killed by King Arthur.
53.0685, -4.0762
Leighton House Museum
London, England

Leighton House Museum

This artist's home turned gallery/museum preserves the creator's love of "Eastern" influences.
51.4987, -0.2030
The Real Greenwich Prime Meridian
London, England

The Real Greenwich Prime Meridian

Thanks to modern navigational tools we now know that the true prime meridian runs through a park next door.
51.4775, 0.0000
Southern African Large Telescope
Cape Town, South Africa

South African Astronomical Observatory

This historic observatory was established to keep shipwrecks from littering the Cape of Good Hope.
-33.9340, 18.4772
Getting out of the Devil's pool. The other exit is to climb up the rocks to the viewer's left.
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Devil's Swimming Pool

The world's highest and most dangerous infinity pool lies at the precipice of Victoria Falls.
-17.9243, 25.8572
Ilha Fiscal
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ilha Fiscal

This Brazilian palace island was once the site of the last grand ball before revolution.
-22.8970, -43.1667
Rila Monastery
Rilski manastir, Bulgaria

Rila Monastery

This historic black and white monastery is one of Bulgaria's architectural jewels.
42.1333, 23.3403
The Churchill War Rooms
London, England

The Churchill War Rooms

The perfectly preserved underground rooms where Churchill plotted the war against Germany.
51.5021, -0.1290
Dove Cottage
Grasmere, England

Dove Cottage

This charming English house was once the home of England's most famous poet.
54.4545, -3.0167
Entrance to the Cork Butter Museum
Cork, Ireland

The Butter Museum

This Irish museum in a historic 19th century market pays tribute to the glory of butter.
51.9028, -8.4767
Bourke's Luck Potholes
Ehlanzeni, South Africa

Bourke's Luck Potholes

Raging waters have created a strange geological site that looks like something off of a progressive rock album cover.
-24.6743, 30.8108
The castle viewed from the loch
Dalmally, United Kingdom

Kilchurn Castle

Overlooking a Scottish loch, this beautifully crumbling castle once inspired a poem by William Wordsworth.
56.4037, -5.0274
Man and a cow
Madurai, India

Meenakshi Amman Temple

This ancient Hindu temple is covered in thousands of colorful statues and has a long mythological history.
9.9195, 78.1193
Stone Circle at Castlerigg with the mountain Blencathra in the background
Keswick, England

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Stonehenge has nothing on Castlerigg’s views.
54.6031, -3.0993
Entrance to the Museum, with the factory in the back
Keswick, England

Cumberland Pencil Museum

A museum in England’s Lake District dedicated to the trusty pencil wants you to know the story of their World War II spy pencils.
54.6039, -3.1414
Exterior of Centre Pompidou
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
48.8606, 2.3526