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Derbyshire, England

Blue John Cavern

A semi-precious cavern system that not only mines rare minerals but also tourists' dollars.
Salford, England

Salford Lads' Club

This historic club for wayward boys has shaped some of the biggest names in music almost as much as they have shaped it.
Manchester, England

Chetham's Library

Dating back almost 400 years, the oldest public collection library in the United Kingdom was once the study hall of Karl Marx.
Houston, Texas

David Adickes Studio

Giant heads occasionally litter the industrial, Houston neighborhood where sculptor David Adickes has his studio.
Prague, Czechia

Lennon Wall

Despite attempts by local police to discourage it, Beatles-inspired graffiti has been a means for artists to air grievances for decades.
Čapljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Medjugorje

An apparition of Virgin Mary in Herzegovina.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stari Most

Bridge that died in war and was resurected.
London, England

Bunhill Fields

A famous burial ground with a history both grim and literary.
Lancashire, England

Alice Nutter Statue

This witch statue remembers a time in England's history when fear trumped truth.
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

This iconic Parisian bookstore doubles as the "Tumbleweed Hotel" for traveling writers.
Liverpool, England

Strawberry Field

The quiet field that inspired one of the most famous songs of all time.
Hereford, England

Hereford Mappa Mundi

The largest known medieval map of the world.
Blackpool, England

Sir Hiram Maxim's Captive Flying Machines

One of the oldest amusement rides in existence was a huge disappointment to its creator.
Hòa Thuận Đông, Vietnam

Fire-Breathing Dragon Bridge

This bridge is embedded with a giant steel dragon that breathes fire from its mouth.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
Hampi, India

Hampi

The remains of what was, not so long ago, the world's largest city.
Évora, Portugal

Portugal's Chapel of Bones

A 16th century chapel decorated with bones, skulls, and entire bodies hanging from the wall.
Rishikesh, India

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram

The abandoned site of the Beatles spiritual awakening and subsequent revolt.
Tanworth in Arden, England

Nick Drake's Grave

The gravestone of a delicate singer-songwriter bears a fittingly introspective epitaph.
Liverpool, England

William MacKenzie's Tomb

Pyramid shaped monument with a tall tale attached.
Deshnok, India

Karni Mata Temple

Deep in the Thar desert, a temple crawling with thousands of holy rats.