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Piz Gloria, the revolving restaurant on the Schilthorn near Mürren in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Schilthorn Piz Gloria

A cablecar station-turned-revolving restaurant with 360-degree views of the Swiss skyline.
46.5573, 7.8351
Aerial view of the IG Farben building, now the University of Frankfurt's Westend campus.
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

IG Farben Haus

From Nazi chemicals to the CIA, this gargantuan architectural marvel has played a fascinating role in German history.
50.1253, 8.6678
The marked location of the grotto.
Erkrath, Germany

Feldhofer Grotto

The first recognized Neanderthal remains were found in this now-lost cave in 1856.
51.2274, 6.9453
Wake Island as seen from space.

Wake Island

A remote coral island with a gristly history of shipwreck, battles, and a horrendous war crime.
19.2801, 166.6481
The Queen Theater
Honolulu, Hawaii

The Queen Theater

The grand marquee of this abandoned Hawaiian theater remembers the building's elegant past.
21.2831, -157.7993
Blue skies, palm trees, American Florentine palace
Honolulu, Hawaii

Iolani Palace

The only royal palace on U.S. soil has been a territorial capitol, a military headquarters, and a prison for a queen.
21.3068, -157.8587
The iconic image of the Hindenburg in flames
Lakehurst, New Jersey

Hindenburg Crash Site

The site of one of history's most indelible and horrific tragedies.
40.0317, -74.3224
Statue of George Washington
Alexandria, Virginia

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial

This stately building in Alexandria, Virginia was built by Freemasons to honor one of their most famous members.
38.8075, -77.0659
McLean, Virginia

Patowmack Canal

The semi-reclaimed ruins of this canal were once part of an ambitious plan to reroute the mighty potomac.
38.9976, -77.2541
Warp Drive
Sterling, Virginia

Warp Drive

This pun was simply waiting to come to life, and one defense contractor made it so.
39.0138, -77.4302
Bunny Man Bridge
Fairfax Station, Virginia

Bunny Man Bridge

This Virginia railway overpass is said to be haunted by a serial killer in a rabbit costume.
38.7953, -77.3663
The wooden escalators at Macy's are almost 100 years old.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
40.7508, -73.9895
Normandy American Cemetery
Colleville-sur-Mer, France

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

A memorial to the nearly 10,000 American soldiers laid to rest on the beaches of Normandy during WWII.
49.3592, -0.8532
Statue of Loreley
Sankt Goarshausen, Germany

Statue of Loreley

A memorial for a young woman and her ghost, which are claimed to have caused countless deathly shipwrecks.
50.1470, 7.7270
The Mad Colored Houses of Burano
Venice, Italy

The Mad Colored Houses of Burano

This community on a small Venetian island has taken to painting their houses in bright neon hues.
45.4855, 12.4172
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.
47.6201, -122.3484
Montmartre cemetery
Paris, France

Montmartre Cemetery

A horde of stray cats rule in this secluded Parisian cemetery under a bridge.
48.8859, 2.3319
221b, Baker Street
London, England

221b Baker Street

The popularity of Sherlock Holmes led to the creation of his fictional address, turning the orderly London street numbers askew.
51.5237, -0.1583
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
43.8368, -103.6244
Glasgow, Scotland

The Glasgow Necropolis

"Respectful to the dead, safe and sanitary to the living, dedicated to the Genius of Memory..."
55.8627, -4.2335
Dome
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.
51.5138, -0.1004
Plaster cast of a dog at Pompeii.
Pompei, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
40.7516, 14.4903
Mellieha, Malta

Popeye's Village

An abandoned set from the 1980 film "Popeye," claimed and repurposed as a theme park by creative locals.
35.9608, 14.3413
(Flickr/Wojtek Gurak)
Edinburgh, Scotland

Holyrood Abbey Ruins

Ruined 11th century abbey built by King David I in Edinburgh, Scotland.
55.9531, -3.1716