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The shadow pilgrim
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Shadow Pilgrim

An accidental trick of light casts the perfect shadow of a pilgrim of the Camino de Santiago against the cathedral wall.
42.8806, -8.5437
Also known as the Lover's Bench.
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Bench of Whispers

Thanks to an acoustic anomaly, this unassuming stone bench has heard one hundred years of secrets.
42.8770, -8.5475
Cyclists on the causeway with Pilgrims Way marker pole in the background.
Northumberland, England

Pilgrims Way to Holy Island

Twice a day this ancient path disappears with the tides, leaving the Holy Island of Lindisfarne out to sea.
55.6778, -1.8750
The monument.
Houghton le Spring, England

Penshaw Monument

The nearly 200-year-old folly has a secret spiral staircase hidden in one of its pillars.
54.8830, -1.4808
Stannington, England

Abandoned St. Mary's Asylum

St. Mary's Asylum was isolated and abandoned before being converted into a Bed and Breakfast.
55.1235, -1.7161
Nature's flying buttresses, lined up as far as the eye can see
Ribadeo, Spain

Playa de las Catedrales

Natural stone arches form a walkable "cathedral" at low tide, then disappear entirely when the water returns.
43.5539, -7.1568
Roman Walls of Lugo
Lugo, Spain

Roman Walls of Lugo

Remarkably intact Roman stone fortifications have encircled this Spanish city for centuries.
43.0138, -7.5558
Montefiore Windmill
Jerusalem, Israel

Montefiore Windmill

After over 100 years out of service this landmark windmill once again turns as a symbol of Jerusalem's self-sufficiency.
31.7717, 35.2247
Shrine of the Book
Jerusalem, Israel

Shrine of the Book

The home of the Dead Sea Scrolls is an abstract modernist dream.
31.7733, 35.2030
A aerial view of the Masada fortress.
Masada, Israel

Masada

This daunting 1st century fortress was the site of one of the most dramatic revolts of the Jewish-Roman wars.
31.3156, 35.3555
Fresco ceilings
Albi, France

Albi Cathedral

A medieval church with largest and oldest collection of Renaissance frescoes in France.
43.9285, 2.1426
Creissels, France

Millau Viaduct

The world's tallest bridge is possibly also the most elegant.
44.0775, 3.0228
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
Devonshire Dome , external view.
Buxton, England

The Devonshire Dome

Once the largest unsupported dome in the world, beating out the Pantheon and St Peters in Rome.
53.2601, -1.9169
Buxton, England

The Crescent

A historic Georgian building and warm springs.
53.2584, -1.9153
Liverpool, England

St. John's Beacon

Tower originally planned as a ventilation shaft now houses a studio.
53.4062, -2.9820
Superlambanana
Liverpool, England

Superlambanana

Created as a punny statement about genetic engineering this monstrous hybrid statue has become a beloved icon.
53.4096, -2.9898
Boardman's Entry
Manchester, England

Boardman’s Entry

A tiny, hidden alleyway dedicated to the father of meteorology.
53.4812, -2.2460
The old botany institute at the Botanical Garden of Pisa
Pisa, Italy

Orto Botanico di Pisa (Botanical Garden of Pisa)

The first botanical garden, a feather in the cap of the Grand Duke of Tuscany.
43.7198, 10.3959
Monterosso al Mare, Italy

Il Gigante

The bomb-ravaged remains of of a colossal Neptune.
44.1453, 9.6472
Corniglia, Cinque Terre.
Vernazza, Italy

Cinque Terre

Five candy-colored villages on the Italian Riviera.
44.1324, 9.7077
Out House
Manchester, England

Out House

The remnants of a depressing public toilet are now a hub of ever evolving street art.
53.4826, -2.2336
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