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Looe, England

The Monkey Sanctuary

A wonderful safe haven founded in the 1960s to rescue endangered monkeys from the pet trade.
Dubuque, Iowa

Dubuque Shot Tower

This long unused shot tower on the Mississippi remains a point of pride for a small city in Iowa.
Nicosia, Cyprus

Cyprus Buffer Zone

This no man's land slicing through the island is strewn with abandoned relics of another time.
Richmond, England

Tan Hill Inn

At 1,732 feet above sea level, this spectacularly isolated yet surprisingly bustling bar is the highest pub in Britain.
London, England

Trellick Tower

This iconic high-rise residential block was one of the last to be built in the Brutalist style.
Whitby, England

Whitby Wishing Chair

Legend says squeezing into this slender stone seat will make your wish come true.
Qurain, Kuwait

Al-Qurain Martyrs Museum

The site of a bloody showdown between invading Iraqi forces and a cell of the popular resistance in Kuwait.
Whitby, England

199 Steps Coffin Benches

These planks were originally installed to hold the dead.
Greenville, Mississippi

Doe's Eat Place

In the mid-20th century, a tamale-slinging juke joint attracted a diverse clientele in the Mississippi Delta.
London, England

London's Lilliputian Police Station

London's smallest police station is barely the size of a phone booth.
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
Ngargoyoso, Indonesia

Candi Sukuh

This Javanese-Hindu temple from the 15th century is unmissable for anyone with even a passing interest in erotic art.
Indonesia

An Nurumi Mosque

An Indonesian mosque styled after St. Basil's Cathedral.
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Taman Sari Underground Mosque

Subterranean place of worship in Indonesia.
Magelang, Indonesia

Borobudur

Hundreds of Buddhas in a re-discovered Indonesian temple.
Magelang, Indonesia

Gereja Ayam

This massive chapel in the middle of the Indonesian forest is both haunting and fowl.
Caorle, Italy

Campanile del Duomo di Caorle (Bell Tower of Caorle Cathedral)

A cone-shaped top and cylindrical body set this 900-year-old structure apart from other Italian bell towers.
West Auckland, England

'First World Cup' Memorial

This memorial depicts the unlikely team that won England the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy.
Hull, England

White Phone Booths of Hull

The phone booths in this English town have distinctly milky hues.
Bayeux, France

Bayeux Tapestry

This enormous "cloth of the conquest" depicts the Norman invasion of England in mind-blowing detail.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Victory Column

A monument to the three wars that led to German unification towers within a Berlin traffic circle.
Wadi Rum Village, Jordan

Wadi Rum

Known as the "Valley of the Moon," this Jordanian wadi is one of the most amazing desertscapes on Earth.
Karaman, Cyprus

Saint Hilarion Castle

The ruins of a fairytale castle with a tumultuous history stand high atop the mountains.
Wakefield, England

Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin

A tiny chapel perched along a 14th-century bridge.