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Kitakyushu, Japan

Wisteria Tunnel

An exquisite tunnel of cascading flowers.
33.8313, 130.7927
Crane Estate on Castle Hill in Ipswich, MA
Cohasset, Massachusetts

"The Witches of Eastwick" Filming Sites

New England's "Witches of east wick" locations, in all of their quaint white churched glory.
42.2426, -70.8034
A stromatolite in Nettle Cave
Jenolan, Australia

Nettle Cave Tour in Klingon

The first tourist attraction to offer tours for interstellar tourists.
-33.8235, 150.0216
Fixtures from the "sidewalk's" former use as a working aqueduct can still be found along the path
Fremont, California

The Secret Sidewalk

The old Niles Canyon Aqueduct in the San Francisco Bay Area now acts as a bemusing and secret trail through nature for wayward travelers.
37.5912, -121.9510
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
photo by Tobias Helfrich / Wikimedia
Alghero, Italy

Neptune's Grotto

Stalactites and stalagmites in a beautifully lit cave.
40.5650, 8.1605
Venezuela

Relampago del Catatumbo

This everlasting lightning storm may be the world's largest generator of ozone.
9.3547, -71.9485
Fire cannons
Tokyo, Japan

The Fireproof housing of Shirahige-Higashi district

Disaster prevention apartment blocks in Sumida Ward are designed to save as many as possible in the face of the inevitable.
35.7349, 139.8160
Painstaking, life-size recreation of a 1958 ramen boom town.
Shiojiri, Japan

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

Historical theme park celebrating all things noodle.
35.5099, 139.6145
Burning Man 2010
San Francisco, California

Bliss Dance

An enormous illuminated figure dances by the bay. (Statue has moved.).
37.8205, -122.3742
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
Miyoshi, Japan

The Vine Bridges of Iya Valley

Hanging over one of Japan's "hidden valleys," these vine bridges must be remade every three years.
33.8753, 133.8355
A river runs through it.
Manacapuru, Brazil

Ariau Towers

An Amazonian hotel is the ultimate treehouse and provides stilt based accommodation.
-3.0930, -60.4415
Only a small part of the restaurant!
Tokyo, Japan

Fantasy Dining Alice in a Labyrinth

Fine dining in the bizarre world of Lewis Carroll.
35.6683, 139.7616
Tetsujin 28 robot statue in Wakamatsu Park
Kobe, Japan

Tetsujin 28 Robot Statue

A 59-ft. robot statue looks over the citizens of earthquake-ravaged Kobe.
34.6556, 135.1440
Sark, Channel Islands

Sark Dark Sky Island

The first island in the world designated a light-pollution-free astronomical observation point.
49.4302, -2.3609
Palace of the Winds.
Jaipur, India

Palace of Winds

The 953 windows undoubtedly make this the world's most beautiful screened porch.
26.9124, 75.7873
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Rosegate House

A typical "Old South" manor, once owned by author Anne Rice, served as the setting for several of her witchcraft sagas.
29.9288, -90.0801
New Orleans, Louisiana

Metairie Cemetery

New Orleans' famous cemetery, located on the site of a former race track.
29.9858, -90.1178
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States.
44.5904, -104.7147