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London, England

Tower Bridge’s Dead Man’s Hole

This unassuming alcove in London’s famous Tower Bridge once served to capture, store, and display dead bodies from the River Thames.
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Erotic Museum

An unusual stroll through gentlemen's erotica demonstrates that pornography is timeless.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Amatller

This home designed for chocolate magnate Antoni Amatller is an exquisite treasure-box of Catalan Modernism.
Brooklyn, New York

Bay Ridge Gingerbread House

On the hills of Bay Ridge stands a house straight out of a fairy tale.
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Mooning Gargoyle of Freiburg Minster

A stonemason's hilarious revenge came in the form of this peculiarly positioned gargoyle.
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Grave of Caroline Walter

Flowers have mysteriously appeared on her effigy every day for the last 150 years.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Regent Bridge

A roadway designed for a visiting monarch.
York, England

Baile Hill

The little-known second castle that William the Conqueror built in York.
North Warnborough, England

Odiham Castle

It's believed King John of England stayed at this 13th-century castle before riding off to sign the Magna Carta.
Wiesbaden, Germany

The Red Baron's Grave

The final resting place of the famed German pilot, the "Red Baron."
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Partnachklamm (Partnach Gorge)

Walk inside a half mile long crevice right outside the town of Garmisch Partenkirchen.
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart Cable Car

This old wooden funicular railway leads to a cemetery in the forest.
Stirling, Scotland

Cowane's Hospital

This figure of a local merchant is said to reanimate and do a dance during Hogmanay.
Hillsborough, California

The Flintstone House

A burnt orange monolithic dome structure perched on a hillside near Interstate 280.
Boone, North Carolina

Junaluska

One of the oldest Black communities in western North Carolina and one of the largest Black Mennonite congregations in the country.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
Athens, Greece

The Olive Tree of the Acropolis

Legend says this sacred tree was a gift from Athena.
Pāhoa, Hawaii

Puna End of the Road

In 2018, Pohoiki Road was severed by lava flowing from the eruption of Kilauea.
Inverkeithing, Scotland

Forth Bridge

A remarkable feat of Victorian engineering across the Firth of Forth.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

First Official 4th of July Celebration Plaque

This metal disk commemorates the birth of a historic American holiday.
Kernersville, North Carolina

Körner’s Folly

Jule Körner's house full of bizarre architectural details.
Zephyrhills, Florida

Zephyrhills Museum of Military History

This facility, now a museum, once housed and trained U.S. Army Air Force pilots who flew during the Allied invasion of Normandy.
Jersey City, New Jersey

Morris Canal

Once considered a marvel of engineering, this 107-mile canal played an integral role in building New York City.
Postbridge, England

Postbridge Clapper Bridge

This ancient stone bridge dates back to the early Middle Ages.