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The Ruins of St. Dunstan-in-the-East
London, England

The Ruins of St. Dunstan-in-the-East

One of the few remaining casualties of the London Blitz, this destroyed church has become an enchanting public garden.
51.5097, -0.0827
Dettifoss waterfall.
Iceland

Dettifoss

The most powerful waterfall in all of Europe.
65.8153, -16.3854
A cat in the Old Town of Kotor.
Kotor, Montenegro

Cats Museum

A curious little museum dedicated to the furry feline in the cat haven that is Old Town Kotor.
42.4251, 18.7704
Flora Han.
Fatih, Turkey

Flora Han

An Art Nouveau gem hides beneath the layers of city grime obscuring this once-magnificent building.
41.0143, 28.9748
East Highgate
London, England

Highgate Cemetery

London's creepiest cemetery was once the site of dueling magicians and mobs of stake-carrying vampire hunters.
51.5675, -0.1483
Liberation Army Soldier
Budapest, Hungary

Memento Park

Budapest's Communist-era statues, banished to the suburbs.
47.4264, 18.9989
(Flickr/davduf)
Tirana, Albania

Tirana's Colorful Facade

What happens when you cross a mayor and a painter?
41.3260, 19.8160
Zanzibar Town, Tanzania

Zanzibar's Night Market

After sunset the heart of Zanzibar's historic Stone Town neighborhood transforms into a culinary playground.
-6.1606, 39.1891
The eerie ruins sit high up upon a hill, over looking the surrounding area
Graz, Austria

Burgruine Gösting (Gösting Castle Ruins)

The shell of a medieval fortress offers commanding views of the area it once protected.
47.1038, 15.3817
A Strokkur geyser eruption
Iceland

Haukadalur Geothermal Field

This valley of hot springs and boiling mud pots is home to the record-holding "Geysir," which originated the English word.
64.3104, -20.3023
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
52.5050, 13.4397
Betondorp
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Betondorp

This 1920s Amsterdam neighborhood was built as a giant experiment in concrete construction.
52.3404, 4.9431
Mikoyan Museum
Alaverdi, Armenia

Mikoyan Museum

This small shrine to the designer of the first Russian fighter jet and his politicking brother still stands in their Armenian home town.
41.0872, 44.6661
Tbilisi, Georgia

Bank of Georgia Building

Unusual building appears to be haphazardly built from randomly piled bricks.
41.7358, 44.7709
Hallstatt, Austria

Salzwelten: The Hallstatt Salt Mine

The world's oldest known salt mine.
47.5573, 13.6470
Riegersburg Castle
Riegersburg, Austria

Riegersburg Castle

A centuries old castle atop a dormant volcano houses museums devoted to both women and witches.
47.0011, 15.9368
The Brno Dragon
Brno, Czechia

Brno Dragon

This hanging crocodile is thought to be the "dragon" that once plagued a Czech city.
49.1931, 16.6088
Kościuszko Mound
Krakow, Poland

Kościuszko Mound

This man-made mound monument was built out of soil from all across the Polish empire.
50.0528, 19.8895
Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard
Waterbury, Vermont

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

The sweetest graveyard in the world is filled with headstones for dearly de-pinted ice cream flavors.
44.3529, -72.7402
One of the many headstones with statue
Montreal, Québec

Notre-Dame-de-Neiges Cemetery

Canada's largest graveyard boasts a lot of noteworthy artifacts as well as its own computerized mapping service.
45.4982, -73.6108
Montreal, Québec

Biosphere of Montreal

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

CN Tower: The Tallest Metal Staircase on Earth

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase.
43.6425, -79.3873
Tbilisi, Georgia

Leaning Tower of Tbilisi

Disheveled clock tower of Tbilisi's puppet theatre.
41.6958, 44.8066
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