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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Whitewashed mosque contains the world's largest carpet.
24.4125, 54.4751
All that remains of the bridge is two girders entangled on the edge of the sandur plain.
Iceland

Skeiðará Bridge Monument

Twisted girders are all that remain of an Icelandic bridge that was wiped out by a combination of volcanic heat and glacial floods.
63.9760, -17.0018
Iceland

Jökulsárlón

Iceland's largest lagoon is home to stunning multi-colored icebergs.
64.0736, -16.2048
A toxic-smelling steam rises from the mud.
Iceland

Námaskarð

A sulfuric martian landscape that looks far better than it smells.
65.6391, -16.8377
When the tide is out one can clearly see the concrete support
Iceland

Hvítserkur

Rising from the sea like a stone monster.
65.6066, -20.6357
Blue Lagoon
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
63.8801, -22.4494
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

The tallest building in Iceland, and certainly one of the most visually impressive.
64.1417, -21.9266
The Citadella
Budapest, Hungary

The Citadella

From Austrians to Nazis to Soviets, this historic Budapest fortress has a history as complex as the city itself.
47.4869, 19.0466
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Budapest, Hungary

Elektotechnikai Múzeum

Electrical curiosity museum housed in an old transformer station.
47.4978, 19.0631
Vajdahunyad Castle
Budapest, Hungary

Vajdahunyad Castle

This Hungarian castle was built out of cardboard and wood until it proved so popular that it got upgraded to stone.
47.5150, 19.0833
Vigna Randanini.
Rome, Italy

Vigna Randanini

One of seven Jewish catacombs in Rome and one of only two open to the public.
41.8585, 12.5136
Juliet's balcony
Verona, Italy

Juliet's Balcony

Pilgrimage site for star-crossed lovers.
45.4418, 10.9984
Dresden, Germany

Schwebebahn Dresden

A unique hanging cable-car navigates through Dresden, the oldest suspension railway in the world.
51.0540, 13.8181
Dresden Frauenkirche
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

This Dresden church was purposely rebuilt Protestant after being demolished in World War II.
51.0515, 13.7405
Dresden, Germany

Kunsthofpassage Singing Drain Pipes

When the rain falls, this drain system turns into a musical instrument.
51.0684, 13.7546
Hammetschwand Elevator
Ennetbürgen, Switzerland

Hammetschwand Elevator

The tallest outdoor elevator in Europe rockets passengers on a dizzyingly precarious ride to the top of a mountain.
47.0011, 8.3964
Abbey Library of Saint Gall
St. Gallen, Switzerland

Abbey Library of Saint Gall

This is not only one of the oldest collections in Europe, but also possibly the most beautiful.
47.4228, 9.3764
Rome, Italy

Quartiere Coppedè

Architectureal fantasy quarter of Rome.
41.9187, 12.5024
Helsinki, Finland

Temppeliaukio Church

A subterranean house of worship carved right out of the bedrock.
60.1730, 24.9250
The head of Sibelius.
Helsinki, Finland

Sibelius Monument

An abstract monument to a symphonic composer.
60.1821, 24.9134
Monument to the Conquerors of Space.
Moscow, Russia

Monument to the Conquerors of Space

Moscow's imposing monument to the space age.
55.8228, 37.6398
Soviet Moon Suit
Moscow, Russia

Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

Museum celebrating the achievements of the Soviet space program.
55.8240, 37.6207
Moscow, Russia

Red Gates skyscraper

Stalinist skyscraper built with help of cryotechnology.
55.7695, 37.6489
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Fotoplastikon

A 19th-century picture show in 3-D.
52.2289, 21.0085