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Gunung Padang
Campaka, Indonesia

Gunung Padang

These broken shards of ancient ruin may hide an ancient pyramid.
-6.9935, 107.0564
(WikiCommons)
Magelang, Indonesia

Borobudur

Hundreds of Buddhas in a re-discovered Indonesian temple.
-7.4813, 110.2138
Tanah Lot
Kediri, Indonesia

Tanah Lot

Isolated atop this Balinese sea crag is a lovely Hindu temple that is said to be guarded by sea snakes.
-8.6211, 115.0872
Goa Gajah
Sukawati, Indonesia

Goa Gajah

The name of this ancient Indonesian temple translates as "Elephant Cave" but it could be more accurately called "The Hellmouth."
-8.5234, 115.2864
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
Baturiti, Indonesia

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

This tiny lake temple dedicated to a water goddess seems to float on the surface.
-8.2753, 115.1654
Symon's Art Zoo
Ubud, Indonesia

Symon's Art Zoo

Exotic, erotic, and esoteric, one artist's live-in Bali gallery brings a splash of color and madness to its surroundings.
-8.5193, 115.2633
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
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
47.5574, 10.7495
Lucca, Italy

Torre Guinigi (Guinigi Tower)

Fortified medieval tower house with lovely roof garden.
43.8437, 10.5070
San Gimignano, Italy

Towers of San Gimignano

These medieval skyscrapers dominate the skyline of this small Tuscan town.
43.4676, 11.0431
Campo de Fiori
Rome, Italy

Campo de Fiori

This ritzy Italian market is built around a statue of an unforgiven heretic who was burned for his belief in an endless universe.
41.8956, 12.4722
New York City Fire Museum
New York, New York

New York City Fire Museum

A museum collection honoring the long history of the FDNY is held in a disused Manhattan fire house.
40.7256, -74.0069
The Oldest Fence in New York
New York, New York

The Oldest Fence in New York

Built hundreds of years ago this downtown iron barrier once protected a much despised king.
40.7049, -74.0137
cosplayers visiting the firehouse in 2011
New York, New York

Ghostbusters Firehouse

Don't get slimed in TriBeCa.
40.7197, -74.0066
The façade of St. George's today
New York, New York

St. George's Syrian Catholic Church

This vacant church in the Financial District was once the heart of New York's first Syrian immigrant community.
40.7084, -74.0142
The store responsible for Broome Street's title
New York, New York

284 Broome Street

The competition: breathe deeply as long as you can.
40.7186, -73.9914
Gravestone at Trinity Churchyard.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
40.7083, -74.0128
New York, New York

Clocktower Gallery and Machinery Room

A 1890s clock tower, legendary art gallery, and radio station, and rarer yet, a hidden delight in busy Manhattan.
40.7164, -74.0030
The Surrogate's Courthouse where the library is kept.
New York, New York

City Hall Library

An accidentally hidden library containing the ephemeral history of New York.
40.7134, -74.0044
Monterosso al Mare, Italy

Il Gigante

The bomb-ravaged remains of of a colossal Neptune.
44.1453, 9.6472
Colonia Fara
Chiavari, Italy

Colonia Fara

This former fascist summer camp is now an abandoned ruin.
44.3205, 9.3103
San Fruttuoso, Italy

Christ of the Abyss

A sunken idol welcomes parishioners to Davy Jones' Locker.
44.3160, 9.1750
Genoa, Italy

Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno

A stunning cemetery famous for its extraordinarily delicate & lifelike mourning sculptures.
44.4302, 8.9503
(Cannon Films Archive)
Genoa, Italy

Roman Polanski's Neptune

Massive galleon from a box-office bomb docked in Genoa.
44.4102, 8.9273