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Hill of Crosses
Meškuičių seniūnija, Lithuania

Hill of Crosses

Old hill fort covered in over 100,000 crosses as a symbol of Lithuanian nationalism and beliefs.
56.0337, 23.4119
Riga, Latvia

Black Cat of Riga

A black cat protests the City Guild in Riga's Old Town.
56.9501, 24.1084
Puppy at its permanent location in Aguirre plaza outside the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum.
Bilbao, Spain

Jeff Koons' Puppy

Giant topiary dog once played a role in a terrorist bomb plot.
43.2743, -2.9337
Muscat, Oman

The Muttrah Souq

This bazaar is one of the oldest in the Arabian world.
23.6281, 58.5678
Nairobi, Kenya

Carnivore Restaurant

Kenyan restaurant is a carnivore's paradise, serving exotic meats at its ultimate 'Beast of a Feast.'
-1.3227, 36.8042
Items for sale in a blue alley in Chefchaouen. (magda-maciek/Flickr)
Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen

Founded as a refugee camp, now a popular tourist spot.
35.1714, -5.2697
Fez, Morocco

Chouara Leather Tannery

Traditional 11th-century outdoor tannery.
34.0661, -4.9780
View of the Pura Dalem temple
Ubud, Indonesia

Sacred Monkey Forest (Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana)

Hindu temple of the dead home to hundreds of long-tailed macaques.
-8.5179, 115.2597
Seychelles

Vallee de Mai Nature Preserve

A British general, a suggestive tree, a map of paradise.
-4.3326, 55.7467
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo's City of the Dead

In Egypt's expanding metro area, many of the neighbors are dead.
30.0647, 31.2495
Photo Courtesy the Long Now Foundation
Jordan

Petra

An ancient capital city 3000 years old and harboring many surprises.
30.3285, 35.4427
View of the Cable Car from below (Wikimedia Commons)
Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon

Jounieh Cable Car

An intimate look into the apartments of Jounieh via cable car.
33.9877, 35.6389
336 ancient columns
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.
41.0084, 28.9779
Palmyra, Syria

Palmyra

Mysterious lost empire of the Silk Road.
34.5511, 38.3025
Fairy Chimneys
Aksaray, Turkey

Cappadocia

Turkey's historic city is carved into ancient volcanic rock formations.
38.4174, 34.1382
Kintai Bridge. (Ken Spink/Atlas Obscura)
Iwakuni, Japan

Kintai Bridge

One of Japan's most famous sights, the bridge was originally built in 1673.
34.1666, 132.2188
The O-torii, 16 meters high, was rebuilt in 1875.
Hatsukaichi, Japan

Itsukushima Shrine

Japanese national treasure originally built in 593 CE.
34.2924, 132.3152
The hypocenter and surrounding devastation immediately after the detonation of the bomb
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima's Hypocenter

A plaque marks the site directly below the mid-air detonation of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima.
34.3948, 132.4547
watch stopped at 8:15 by the blast
Hiroshima, Japan

A-bomb Memorial

Peace Park and the A-bomb dome.
34.3920, 132.4519
Kamakura, Japan

The Great Buddha of Kamakura

A bronze statue dating back as far as 1252, still has remnants of gold around its ears from its ancient gilding.
35.3169, 139.5357
Tokyo, Japan

Nakagin Capsule Tower

Masterpiece of metabolist architecture and the original "capsule building."
35.6656, 139.7634
Hachikō at the station
Tokyo, Japan

Hachiko

After a profound show of devotion for his master, a dog becomes the symbol of loyalty for an entire nation.
35.7180, 139.7788
(Gnurou/Flickr)
Hakone, Japan

Hakone Open-Air Museum

Open-air museum with an elaborate sculpture garden, stretching for over 70,000 square-meters.
35.2447, 139.0515
Broken eggshells litter the pavement.
Hakone, Japan

Owakudani Black Eggs

Legend holds eating just one of these black eggs can add seven years to one's life.
35.2444, 139.0198