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Rome, Italy

Sisinnius Fresco in the Basilica San Clemente

A rather vulgar example of the transition from Latin to the Italian vernacular.
Rome, Italy

Meridian Line of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs

Installed in an act of one-upsmanship, the annual sundial in this church is also a symbolic victory for the Gregorian calendar.
Lecce, Italy

Vincent City

An eccentric artist's abode in this small Italian town has been transformed into a surreal temple of mosaic madness.
Lecce, Italy

Roman Amphitheater of Lecce

A long-buried ancient ruin unearthed right in the middle of the city.
Lecce, Italy

Museo Faggiano

One man's quest to fix his toilet unearthed over 5,000 artifacts spanning more than 2,000 years of history.
Shoreham-by-Sea, England

Houseboats of Shoreham

A motley, fantastical agglomeration of unlikely houseboats along the Shoreham-by-Sea riverbank.
Guildford, England

Guildford Medieval Synagogue

The remains of the oldest synagogue in Britain lay forgotten for seven centuries, hidden under a humble shop.
Compton, England

Watts Cemetery Chapel

This quaint mortuary chapel hides a stunning Celtic Revival and Art Nouveau interior.
Bognor Regis, England

Blake's Cottage

Poet William Blake penned some of his most famous work during his brief stay at this beloved country cottage.
Godalming, England

Witley Wonder Underwater Ballroom

The hidden "ballroom" under a mansion lake was built by a criminal who ate a cyanide pill during his trial.
Singapore

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum

This $62 million dollar temple was erected to house one little dental fragment of religious history.
Singapore

Haw Par Villa

A Buddhist theme park brings you a Buddhist version of Hell.
Singapore

Singapore's Rooftop Pool

The largest pool at its elevation sits on top of one of the most expensive resorts in the world.
Singapore

Gardens by the Bay

Singapore's landscaping project is home to 18 incredible Supertrees.
Tucson, Arizona

Diamondback Bridge

In Tucson a giant metal snake helps pedestrians cross a busy highway.
Tucson, Arizona

Garden of Gethsemane

Religious statues built because of one man's bargain with God fill this peaceful sculpture garden.
Green Valley, Arizona

Titan Missile Museum

America's only nuclear missile silo open to the public.
Amado, Arizona

Longhorn Grill

This giant steer-skull edifice might be abandoned, but it refuses to die.
Fatehpur Sikri, India

Fatehpur Sikri

An imperial fortress city that incorporated cultural elements from the entire Mughal empire, only to be abandoned the year it was finished.
Portugal

Mina de São Domingos (Sao Domingos Mines)

An abandoned mine now resembles a post-apocalyptic landscape of derelict buildings and blood-red pools of water.
Bisbee, Arizona

Erie Street, Historic Lowell

A living snapshot of a different America from another time.
Tucson, Arizona

309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group

The world's largest military aircraft cemetery.
Juodkrantė, Lithuania

Hill of Witches

Lithuania's outdoor sculpture trail of wooden folk art.
Tucson, Arizona

Tucson's Retro Airport Control Tower

This iconic 1958 tower welcomes air travelers to Tucson with neon-lit letters and architectural style.