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Vienna Grand Ferris Wheel
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Grand Ferris Wheel

Vienna's giant wonder wheel had a starring role in one of the greatest noir movies of all time.
48.2177, 16.3993
Municipal heating plant, Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Hundertwasser's Odd Architecture

Op-art architecture designed for happiness.
48.2085, 16.3945
The Golden North Hotel
Skagway, Alaska

The Golden North Hotel

A classic gold rush hotel can be expected to pick up some ghosts along the way, and the Golden North is no exception.
59.4543, -135.3178
Mendenhall Glacier and Lake, and Nugget Falls, Tongass National Forest
Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier

A rare chance to get up close and personal with a 13-mile ribbon of ice near downtown Juneau.
58.4337, -134.5539
Clan house at Totem Bight
Ketchikan, Alaska

Totem Bight State Historical Park

This historic collection of Native Alaskan artifacts was resurrected through a partnership between the WPA and tribal artisans.
55.4201, -131.7725
Bryce, Utah

Bryce Canyon

Giant, natural amphitheaters made of delicate geological formations called "hoodoos."
37.5968, -112.2085
Mine on Vindicator Valley Trail
Cripple Creek, Colorado

Vindicator Valley Trail

This Colorado hiking trail provides a small gold mine of abandoned gold mines.
38.7230, -105.1258
Big Blue Bug
Providence, Rhode Island

Big Blue Bug

Ironically this massive termite is the mascot for a company that is acclaimed for killing his kind.
41.8071, -71.4059
Entrance to the camp.
Oranienburg, Germany

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

The site of a concentration camp where inmates were made to take part in one of the largest counterfeiting operations in history is now hauntingly empty.
52.7635, 13.2602
Information board added to the site by the German government in 2006
Berlin, Germany

Führerbunker Parking Lot

The bunker where Hitler took his own life is hidden under this deliberately ordinary parking lot.
52.5126, 13.3808
Paris Point Zero
Paris, France

Paris Point Zero

The very center of Paris is surrounded by a bevy of strange good luck rituals.
48.8534, 2.3482
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
Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
48.8578, 2.3374
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
Taxidermy animals and a whale skeleton
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

70 million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
51.4966, -0.1765
Orator at Speakers' Corner at 1974
London, England

Speakers' Corner

London's last remaining public soapbox site has seen speeches from Karl Marx, Vladmir Lenin, and George Orwell.
51.5120, -0.1592
London, England

The Navigators

Ship-sized kinetic sculptural fantasy.
51.5052, -0.0841
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
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
The stunning arc of the gravestones is best appreciated from the platform
Cambridge, England

Madingley American Cemetery

Vast fan-shaped British cemetery honouring American servicemen lost in World War II.
52.2117, 0.1005
An 18th Century Persian astrolabe, an instrument that predicts locations of the sun, moon, planet, and stars. On display at the Whipple Museum.
Cambridge, England

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

A treasure trove of astronomical, mathematical, and scientific instruments at Cambridge University.
52.2032, 0.1189
Cambridge, England

Corpus Clock & Chronophage

Numberless clock creates a meal of time for the dreaded, insectile Chronophage.
52.2008, 0.1193
Harpa at night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

This stunning concert hall has become a symbol of Iceland's national recovery.
64.1503, -21.9325
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

The tallest building in Iceland, and certainly one of the most visually impressive.
64.1417, -21.9266