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Burry Port plaque
Carmarthenshire, Wales

The Great Welsh Amelia Earhart Controversy

Where, exactly, the great aviator completed her transatlantic flight has caused some trouble in Wales.
51.6835, -4.2073
Ceredigion, Wales

Devil's Bridge, Ceredigion

Three bridges straddle a stream, one stacked upon the other.
52.3770, -3.8499
Pentre Ifan
Pembrokeshire, Wales

Pentre Ifan

The Stonehenge of Wales is one of the grandest neolithic dolmens still in existence.
51.9990, -4.7700
'The Thinker', often seen as a separate sculpture
Palo Alto, California

Gates of Hell Sculpture

Rodin's famous depiction of Dante's 'Inferno', amidst a sculpture garden of many of his other works.
37.4329, -122.1702
Hewlett and Packard started working in the garage in 1938
Palo Alto, California

Birthplace of Silicon Valley

A world-famous garage - epicenter of a technology revolution.
37.4430, -122.1546
The world's only Kronosaurus skeleton.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Three prestigious academic collections come together to create a world-class natural history museum.
42.3789, -71.1152
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
-33.8646, 151.2198
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.
47.6201, -122.3484
The tarnished brass main entrance.
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Marine Building

This art deco masterpiece has stood in for some of the most famous buildings in comic book history.
49.2876, -123.1163
The Evoluon glowing at night.
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Evoluon

A UFO-shaped event building originally intended to be a science museum showcasing the future.
51.4435, 5.4469
1546 illustration of the Mary Rose
Portsmouth, England

Mary Rose Museum

Hauled from the water's depths, Henry VIII's flagship is preserved in this capsule-shaped museum.
50.7989, -1.1076
London, England

Ruins of the Crystal Palace

The remains of Crystal Palace Great Exhibition of 1851.
51.4218, -0.0687
Surrey, England

Leith Hill Tower

Gothic tower where Lord Alfred Tennyson wrote the poem "The Sleeping Beauty."
51.1764, -0.3713
The Italian Church
Orkney, Scotland

The Italian Chapel

This tin chapel was built by POW's during World War II and is painted to look like something much more grand.
58.8897, -2.8901
Skara Brae is on the west coast of Scotland.
Sandwick, Scotland

Skara Brae

Amazing and mysterious Neolithic settlement on Scotland's Orkney Islands.
59.0486, -3.3431
Diving suit by the Carmagnolle brothers from 1882
Paris, France

Musée National de la Marine

Museum on French naval history, with magnificent figureheads, a historic diving suit, and a boat used by Napoleon.
48.8623, 2.2876
Paragliding above Westbury White Horse.
Bratton, England

Westbury White Horse

A giant white horse drawn on an English hillside may not have been intended to be a horse at all.
51.2676, -2.1265
Avebury
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

The largest stone circle in the world has ended up bringing up more questions than it has answered.
51.4280, -1.8538
Silbury Hill
Wiltshire, England

Silbury Hill

Europe's largest prehistoric mound – burial site of a legendary king?
51.4158, -1.8574
Iguanodon. The horns on the nose are actually thumbs. (Wikimedia Commons)
London, England

Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

Abstract dinosaur models in London.
51.4181, -0.0721
London, England

Sir John Soane's Museum

A cluttered and astounding collection of ethnographic items.
51.5168, -0.1176
Montreal, Québec

Biosphere of Montreal

Designed by Buckminster Fuller, this relic of the 67 Expo survived fire and ice.
45.5190, -73.5342
Montreal, Québec

Redpath Museum

One of Canada's oldest museums, the beautiful Redpath has been serving up Natural History and Ethnography since 1882.
45.5046, -73.5778
Emily's Bridge in Stowe, VT
Stowe, Vermont

Emily’s Bridge

New England covered bridge where a jilted lover is said to have hung herself before haunting it.
44.4402, -72.6800