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Cambridge, England

Corpus Clock & Chronophage

Numberless clock creates a meal of time for the dreaded, insectile Chronophage.
52.2008, 0.1193
Oxford, England

The Sheldonian Theatre

A theatre built to house the rowdy Oxford graduation ceremonies became the stage for a debate about God's existence.
51.7544, -1.2551
A Nicobar Tree Shrew in the Grant Museum of Zoology
London, England

Grant Museum of Zoology

The only university zoological museum in London houses extinct animals and a Micrarium of tiny things.
51.5225, -0.1326
View from the Exhibit Hall looking into the waiting area.
Arlington, Virginia

Ronald Reagan National Airport's Historic Terminal A

The romance of early commercial flight still fills this Art Deco destination.
38.8492, -77.0415
Sargasso
North Atlantic Ocean

Sargasso Sea

The only sea in the world that has no land boundary.
34.3071, -66.2695
View from second story.
Washington, D.C.

Chinatown Barnes Dance

The unique traffic pattern named for an influential urban planner is also known as the Pedestrian Scramble.
38.8997, -77.0221
The original hot dog stand, shuttered in 2006
Arlington, Virginia

Pentagon Hot Dog Stand

Rumor has it the hot dog stand was targeted by two Russian nuclear missiles.
38.8710, -77.0560
Dalí Theatre and Museum
Figueres, Spain

Dalí Theatre and Museum

Giant eggs, walls of bread, and nightmare surreality mark the largest collection of works by Salvador Dalí.
42.2681, 2.9599
The Throne of Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark

Throne of Denmark

Opulence and fantasy collide in this royal chair which is supposedly made with unicorn horns.
55.6862, 12.5764
Fiddaun Castle
Galway, Ireland

Fiddaun Castle

A remarkably intact castle that once was the largest in Ireland.
53.0105, -8.8794
Street view of Casa Batlló
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló

One of Antoni Gaudi's most classic buildings is well-known for its "dragon-back" design.
41.3917, 2.1650
Eilean Donan
Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland

Eilean Donan

The most iconic structure in Scotland has been home to bishops, colonels, and Sean Connery characters.
57.2739, -5.5162
Murmansk, Russia

Alyosha Statue

A monument to the defenders of the arctic in Murmansk, Russia.
68.9931, 33.1184
The glowing Times Square Ball as it rests today.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
40.7563, -73.9864
Cell Doors
Dublin, Ireland

Kilmainham Gaol

One of Ireland's most infamous prisons for rebels including men, women and children.
53.3419, -6.3096
One of the original torpedoes is still on display.
Alexandria, Virginia

Torpedo Factory Art Center

A former major munitions plant that has been converted into a sprawling art space.
38.8049, -77.0398
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
34.4992, -79.3082
The church's interior
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
41.4036, 2.1744
The ruins of Knossos.
Heraklion, Greece

Knossos

A minotaur, a labyrinth, and a dubious restoration pull in visitors from around the world.
35.2980, 25.1630
View of Shanghai and the Oriental Pearl Tower
Shanghai, China

Oriental Pearl Tower

The once highest point in China blends symbolic design with a kick of adrenaline.
31.2420, 121.4950
Shelley Street and Elgin Street intersection
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
22.2837, 114.1548
Edinburgh, Scotland

Midsummer Chronophage

The second fantastically horrific Chronophage creation by Dr. John C Taylor, inventor of the Corpus Clock.
55.9477, -3.1884
Nubia, Egypt

The Temple of Abu Simbel

Ozymandias’ time-keeping temple.
22.3371, 31.6254
Right part of the relief (Wikimedia Commons)
Dandarah, Egypt

Dendera Light

Ancient Egyptian relief, claimed to depict an electrical light.
26.1680, 32.6601