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Ballintoy, Northern Ireland

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

This short bridge is the only thing connecting a tiny Irish island to the mainland.
Ballycastle, Northern Ireland

Loughareema

The lake that fills and empties itself at random.
Cushendun, Northern Ireland

'Johann'

A memorial to a goat culled during a foot and mouth disease outbreak guards a series of fantastical caves.
Carnlough, Northern Ireland

Carnlough Harbor

This stone harbor was key to Carnlough's limestone industry.
Whitehead, Northern Ireland

Whitehead Boathouse

The base for the battle against the smugglers of Islandmagee.
Glynn, Northern Ireland

St. John's Church

Local legend says there's treasure hidden within its crowded graveyard.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus Radar Tower

An abandoned shipping control tower looks like a satellite perched at the end of a pier.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Poppy Mural

A local remembrance for lives lost—a poppy for each—in war more than 100 years ago.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Naval Mine

This mine was once used to defend the coast from attack during World War II.
Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.
Hartlepool, England

Steetley Magnesite

Derelict chemical plant on the North Sea is a beautiful industrial ruin.
Ypres, Belgium

The Yorkshire Trench

In an area where the remnants of WWI are discovered on a regular basis this preserved frontline trench may be the most amazing.
Vleteren, Belgium

Westvleteren

Stocking up on the world's best beer requires a pilgrimage to a monastery drive-through.
Louviers, France

La Maison à Vaisselle Cassée

A former milk-delivery driver and his wife turn their home into a glimmering mosaic.
Saint-Malo, France

Rock Sculptures of Abbe Foure

Folklore and history carved into Brittany's coast.
North Coogee, Australia

C.Y. O'Connor Horse and Rider

This drowning bronze monument marks the spot where one of Australia's great engineers died by suicide.
Naalehu, Hawaii

Papakōlea Beach

A beach made of semi-precious green sand on the Big Island of Hawai'i.
Naalehu, Hawaii

Ka Lae

The southernmost point in the United States is a beautiful place to look at but a deadly place to wade in.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Algae Growing Ponds

Football field-sized microalgae production tanks on the Hawaiian coast create a stunning view from space.
Kealakekua, Hawaii

Captain Cook Monument

A controversial memorial at the place where Captain Cook met his violent end.
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.