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Old Dragon's Head
Qinhuangdao Shi, China

Old Dragon's Head

Where the Great Wall of China meets the sea.
39.9716, 119.7988
Waitomo, New Zealand

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

A cave lit with glowworms.
-38.2610, 175.1043
Yehliu Geopark
New Taipei City, Taiwan

Yehliu Geopark

This Taiwanese promontory is covered in otherworldly hoodoo formations.
25.2131, 121.6980
Eternal Spring Shrine
Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Eternal Spring Shrine

A waterfall runs right through the middle of this Taiwanese shrine to the hundreds of workers killed while building a nearby highway.
24.1611, 121.6022
Viscardigasse
Munich, Germany

Viscardigasse

Golden cobblestones remember a time when this small alley was used to avoid having to give a Nazi salute.
48.1413, 11.5775
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
48.1378, 11.5759
(Wikimedia Commons)
Munich, Germany

Eisbachwelle

Go surfing on this urban wave, "hacked" by local surfers.
48.1435, 11.5877
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg Castle

A castle from the Holy Roman Empire that hosts traveling youth... in its stables.
49.4550, 11.0795
Ehekarussell
Nuremberg, Germany

Ehekarussell

This lurid German fountain plots the sad course of marriage from dating to death.
49.4506, 11.0710
Crabs creeping beneath the obelisk.
New York, New York

Crabs of Cleopatra’s Needle

Curious crustaceans support an obelisk from ancient Egypt that now stands in modern-day Central Park.
40.7798, -73.9653
The bronze Hiroshima survivor in front of the New York Buddhist Church. (paranoidnotandroid/Flickr)
New York, New York

Shinran Statue

Hiroshima survivor on Riverside Drive.
40.8018, -73.9703
(WikiCommons)
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed for years by a Beatles super-fan.
40.7756, -73.9747
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
40.7542, -73.9881
New York, New York

Chinatown's Bloody Angle

Avoid gangster interaction while window-shopping.
40.7144, -73.9981
New York, New York

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream.
40.7154, -73.9982
Congee village Interior
New York, New York

Congee Village

Try not to fill up on duck blood, so you have room for live boiled shrimp.
40.7186, -73.9904
Irish Hunger Memorial.
New York, New York

Irish Hunger Memorial

Blighted Irish field and the ruins of a 19th-century cottage on the edge of urban Manhattan.
40.7145, -74.0155
Gravestone at Trinity Churchyard.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
40.7083, -74.0128
(Flickr/DoNotLick)
Ngong Ping, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha

Valley in Hong Kong holds a tranquil Buddha that wants your money.
22.2526, 113.8997
Catacombes de Paris.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
48.8343, 2.3322
Berkeley, California

Moe's Books

A shape-shifting buy-sell-trade bookstore, born to Beatnik Era spirit.
37.8655, -122.2586
Berkeley, California

Sather Tower

The century old tower at UC Berkeley is the third tallest bell and clock tower in the world, home to 61 bells and some fossils.
37.8721, -122.2578
Berkeley, California

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Where the alchemists dream of transmuting base metal into gold was actually achieved.
37.8749, -122.2528
New York, New York

Angel Orensanz Foundation

The oldest surviving synagogue in New York City is now a soaring art space.
40.7213, -73.9858