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African Quadripoint
Chobe, Botswana

African Quadripoint

There is only one place in the world where the corners of four nations come together.
-17.7917, 25.2633
The Makgadikgadi Pan stretches off as far as the eye can see.
Tutume, Botswana

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Spanning over 10,000 square miles, this ancient salt pan is one of the largest on the planet.
-20.5916, 24.6724
Namibia

Welwitschia

Bizarre living fossil only grows in a small chunk of the Namib Desert.
-22.9576, 18.4904
Fairy Circles in Namibia.
Namibia

Fairy Circles of Southern Africa

Unexplained bald patches in the landscape grow and recede over time, as though they are somehow alive.
-25.0191, 16.0170
Dead Vlei
Namibia

Dead Vlei

This "dead marsh" sits among the largest sand dunes in the world, a forest frozen in time.
-24.7350, 15.3248
A lone Quiver tree.
Namibia/South Africa

Ai-Ais—Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

A seemingly desolate park that belongs to two countries actually supports all kinds of wildlife.
-28.1236, 16.8918
Namibia

Namib Sand Sea

A desert that rolls right up to the ocean, where it's so dry animals live off the fog.
-24.3871, 14.8518
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Namibia

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

The remains of diamond fever taken over by the desert.
-26.6837, 15.2349
The mailbox, with lots of graffiti from visitors.
Alamo, Nevada

The Black Mailbox

Mysterious meeting place for UFO hunters near Area 51.
37.4572, -115.4827
No Trespassing. Ever.
Groom Lake, Nevada

Area 51

In the middle of an extremely unforgiving and desolate high desert is the most secret military facility in the world.
37.2767, -115.7989
I Goat
London, England

I Goat

Spitalfields' regal market goat is said to be a monument to the area's migrant population but most are pretty sure it's just a goat.
51.5191, -0.0779
The long view of Cooper's Row
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
51.5108, -0.0766
London, England

V&A Museum of Childhood

A museum wholly devoted to juvenescence.
51.5291, -0.0549
London, England

Houseboats of Regents Canal

A community of artists and entrepreneurs seeks a simpler life on London's waterways.
51.5162, -0.0337
East Highgate
London, England

Highgate Cemetery

London's creepiest cemetery was once the site of dueling magicians and mobs of stake-carrying vampire hunters.
51.5675, -0.1483
Golden Hinde in London
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship.
51.5067, -0.0910
London, England

Chelsea Physic Garden

London's old-school healing garden.
51.4845, -0.1623
Dome
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.
51.5138, -0.1004
Lindow Man, on display at the British Museum.
London, England

Lindow Man

Naturally mummified 2,000-year-old man.
51.5180, -0.1270
Jarlshof
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom

Jarlshof

This picturesque archeological site looks like it was pulled straight from a fantasy novel.
59.8688, -1.2929
One of the many gruesome dioramas.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history and 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
51.5025, -0.1188
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
55.9471, -3.1928
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle Dog Cemetery

The final resting place of soldiers' loyal canine companions.
55.9493, -3.2002
(Flickr/Wojtek Gurak)
Edinburgh, Scotland

Holyrood Abbey Ruins

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