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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
Yenching Palace in Cleveland Park, Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.

Yenching Palace

The iconic D.C. restaurant where the Cuban Missile Crisis was negotiated, now a Walgreens.
38.9366, -77.0593
Renwick 17th street side
Washington, D.C.

Renwick Gallery

The first purpose-built art gallery in the United States is once again open as a center of craft arts.
38.8990, -77.0391
Traveler Restaurant entrance.
Union, Connecticut

Traveler Restaurant

This small-town Connecticut restaurant gives each diner a free book from its vast library.
42.0253, -72.1399
Ancient windmills in Nashtifan village.
Nashtifan, Iran

Nashtifan Windmills

The vertical-axis windmills of ancient Persia have been grinding flour for 1,000 years and counting.
34.4316, 60.1748
Bailleau-Armenonville, France

Vélorails Pays Chartrain

A bike train runs along a disused railway line through the tranquil French countryside.
48.5183, 1.6851
Stonehouse in Reeder's Alley.
Helena, Montana

Stonehouse in Reeder's Alley

One home in the historic strip hides secret compartments and the ghostly songs of long-gone canaries.
Sponsored by Helena CVB
Public Standards of Length at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
London, England

Public Standards of Length

19th-century scientists would make the pilgrimage here to verify the precision of their measuring sticks.
51.4753, 0.0014
The site in 2017.
Mountain View, California

The Real Birthplace of Silicon Valley

The first high-tech company in the valley that actually worked with silicon devices.
37.4050, -122.1103
Helensburgh Glowworm Tunnel.
Helensburgh, Australia

Glowworm Tunnel

An abandoned railroad tunnel is now filled with bioluminescent bugs.
-34.1790, 150.9928
After the earthquake.
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch Basilica

The ruins of New Zealand's largest classical-style church.
-43.5392, 172.6462
Restormel Castle viewed from above.
Cornwall, England

Restormel Castle

The ruins of an 11th-century Norman castle with a rare, perfectly circular shape.
50.4216, -4.6710
The restroom at night.
Gildeskål, Norway

Uredd Rest Area (Ureddplassen)

Norway has built what may be the world's most beautiful public toilet.
66.9504, 13.6313
The Winter Garden Theatre.
Toronto, Ontario

Winter Garden Theatre

A botanically themed auditorium blooms within the world’s last operating double-decker theater.
43.6530, -79.3793
The front of the tower
Bassenge, Belgium

Tower of Eben-Ezer

A Belgian self-built tower inspired by the Bible and ancient civilizations.
50.7762, 5.6495
Al Wukair Scrapyard.
Qatar

Al Wukair Scrapyard

Some 20,000 dust-covered unwanted vehicles languish in the desert.
25.1157, 51.4690
Blood Falls pouring into Lake Bonney. A tent can be seen in the lower left for size comparison.
Antarctica

Blood Falls

Natural time capsule containing an alien ecosystem.
-77.7167, 162.2667
The canyon, in all its striking beauty.
Iceland

Fjaðrárgljúfur

Strange rock formations tower above the river that snakes through this enchanting Icelandic canyon.
63.7826, -18.1584
The lookout tower.
Agoura Hills, California

Peter Strauss Ranch

A strange mishmash of ruins and abandoned structures hint at the park's many lives.
34.1135, -118.7793
Priest sitting outside the entrance to Abuna Yemata church.
East Tigray, Ethiopia

Abuna Yemata Guh

Reaching the "Church in the Sky" requires scaling the cliff face of a sandstone pinnacle with a 650-foot drop.
13.9153, 39.3431
The front facade of the Hale House.
Los Angeles, California

Heritage Square Museum

Beautiful Victorian buildings from LA's forgotten architectural past.
34.0883, -118.2077
A roof for eternity.
Alcains, Portugal

The Village of Monsanto

Houses are tucked between, on, and underneath giant boulders.
40.0394, -7.1142
The site of the second defenestration of Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Defenestration of Prague Window

The palace window through which Protestant nobles flung two Catholic regents, thus sparking the Thirty Years' War.
50.0902, 14.3996
A walkable Africa
Hobro, Denmark

Verdenskortet

A walkable map of the world, made from soil and stone by one man.
56.5904, 9.6393