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Hiroshima, Japan

A-bomb Memorial

Peace Park and the A-bomb dome.
34.3920, 132.4519
The hypocenter and surrounding devastation immediately after the detonation of the bomb
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima's Hypocenter

A plaque marks the site directly below the mid-air detonation of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima.
34.3948, 132.4547
World's Largest Rice Scoop - Oct 2015 by GGibberish
Hatsukaichi, Japan

World's Largest Rice Scoop

This enormous "shamoji" means more to the people of Miyajima than just a way getting rice onto a plate.
34.3041, 132.3238
The O-torii, 16 meters high, was rebuilt in 1875.
Hatsukaichi, Japan

Itsukushima Shrine

Japanese national treasure originally built in 593 CE.
34.2924, 132.3152
Mutsu, Japan

Mount Osore

This mountain's identity is stuck somewhere between a nightmare and a scenic tourist attraction.
41.3104, 141.0880
Fort Saint Pieter
Maastricht, Netherlands

Fort Saint Pieter

This historical Netherlands fortress still bears the marks of its single siege.
50.8360, 5.6840
Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord
Duisburg, Germany

Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord

This former steel and coal plant is now a neon-lit industrial fantasia.
51.4812, 6.7846
Nibelungenhalle
Königswinter, Germany

Nibelungenhalle

This temple to the sturm and drang of Richard Wagner contains a dragon's cave and reptile zoo full of living "dragons."
50.6704, 7.2042
The Wuppertal "kaiserwagen" which once carried the German Emperor.
Wuppertal, Germany

Schwebebahn Wuppertal

This "floating railway" is one of the world's oldest monorail systems.
51.2681, 7.1925
Close up of some of the 40,000 padlocks of love.
Cologne, Germany

Cologne's Love Locks Bridge

Thousands of tourists and residents in Cologne affix "love padlocks" on the Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge to symbolize their affections.
50.9415, 6.9656
Polaria
Tromsø, Norway

Polaria

The world's northernmost aquarium looks like it has fallen over.
69.6439, 18.9494
Múli
Múli, Faroe Islands

Múli

Despite only finally receiving electricity in 1970 this tiny town is already deserted.
62.3514, -6.5817
Lake Sørvágsvatn
Faroe Islands

Lake Sørvágsvatn

The largest lake in the Faroe Islands seems to be held hundreds of feet above sea level thanks to an optical illusion.
62.0484, -7.2350
Gásadalur Village
Gasadalur Village, Faroe Islands

Gásadalur Village

This remote island village was in danger of depopulating completely until a tunnel was built to connect it to the rest of the world .
62.1122, -7.4347
Tourists at the great wheel.
Laxey, Isle of Man

The Laxey Wheel

World's largest working waterwheel has been around for over 150 years.
54.2386, -4.4074
St. Louis, Missouri

City Museum

Less a museum than a bizarre fantasy world created by artists and engineers.
38.6330, -90.2001
The pin point impression wall gives spectators of all ages the chance to create 3D works of art.
St. Louis, Missouri

The Magic House

The Magic House provides a beautiful and creative environment for curious youngsters to get their knowledge on.
38.5739, -90.4053
Turtle Playground.
St. Louis, Missouri

Turtle Playground

This is not your typical jungle gym.
38.6315, -90.2924
Once owned by President Ulysses S. Grant during the mid-1800s, Grant's Farm is now cared for by Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
St. Louis, Missouri

Grant's Farm

What was once a presidential estate is now an exotic menagerie and home to the Budweiser Clydesdales.
38.5460, -90.3510
Taum Sauk Mountain in the fall.
Ironton, Missouri

Taum Sauk Mountain

In the St. Francois Mountains in the Ozarks at 1,772 feet above sea level, Taum Sauk Mountain is the highest (and possibly oldest) peak in Missouri.
37.5703, -90.7279
Iron township , Missouri

Elephant Rocks State Park

Giant granite rocks standing end-to-end like a train of circus elephants.
37.6546, -90.6886
Johnson's Shut-Ins panorama
Lesterville, Missouri

Johnson's Shut-Ins

Erosion and time have created a naturally-formed water park.
37.5445, -90.8465
Sullivan, Missouri

Meramec Caverns

400 million-year old limestone caverns nestled in the Ozarks served as shelter and a hideout for cultures throughout North American history.
38.2745, -91.1057
World's Largest Rocking Chair
Cuba, Missouri

Former World's Largest Rocking Chair

The world's second largest rocking chair is found on Route 66 in Cuba... Missouri.
38.0371, -91.4691