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Mainz, Germany

Stadtpark Mainz

Along the banks of the River Rhine lies a park that seems unassuming, but beneath the surface lies a long and fascinating history.
Mainz, Germany

Mainzelmännchen Traffic Lights

While you wait to cross the street at a traffic light in Mainz, you might notice that the light is staring back at you.
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
London, England

Tower of London's Ceremony of the Keys

The ritual has been performed uninterrupted for nearly 700 years.
London, England

The Tower of London Menagerie

These wire animal sculptures commemorate the exotic inhabitants that once called the Tower of London home.
London, England

Two Princes Staircase

Richard III supposedly disposed of his nephews' bodies here in an effort to seal his claim to the throne.
Neskowin, Oregon

Neskowin Ghost Forest

The eerie remnants of an ancient forest were hidden under the sand for centuries.
Nehalem, Oregon

Neahkahnie Mountain

Mountain known by the Tillamook Tribe as "the place of the supreme deity."
Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Twin Rocks

Two massive rock outcroppings on the Oregon coastline.
Tillamook, Oregon

Tillamook Creamery

This unassuming cheese empire in rural Oregon churns out more than 150,000 pounds of cheese each day.
Tillamook, Oregon

Octopus Tree of Oregon

No one knows how this Pacific Northwest spruce tree came to have so many trunks.
Pompeii, Italy

Villa dei Misteri

This amazingly well-preserved villa just outside Pompeii boasts rare examples of ancient Roman paintings.
Pompeii, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
Pompeii, Italy

Thermopolia of Pompeii

Ancient snack bar of the Roman Empire re-opened.
Pompeii, Italy

The Brothels of Pompeii

Erotic art covers the walls of the largest ancient pleasure palace.
Pompeii, Italy

Stone Phalluses of Pompeii

The walls and streets of the ancient city are peppered with penises.
Duluth, Minnesota

S.S. William A. Irvin

This rare vessel mixed luxury with labor before being converted to a museum and sometimes haunted maze.
Two Harbors, Minnesota

Split Rock Lighthouse

This picturesque cliffside beacon no longer calls to sailors but shines once a year in honor of a famous shipwreck.
Venice, Italy

Torre Massimiliana

This sturdy, circular stronghold served as one of the forts that protected the Venetian Lagoon.
London, England

Temple Church

An unusual round church in London with a Templar past.
Berlin, Germany

The DDR Museum

A fascinating insight into daily life in the Eastern Bloc.
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
Berlin, Germany

Ramones Museum

Blitzkrieg bop your way through Berlin's Ramones Museum.
La Crosse, Wisconsin

World's Largest Six-Pack

Giant six-pack could provide one person a six-pack a day for 3,351 years.