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Tomar, Portugal

Convento de Cristo

The medieval castle built as headquarters for the Pope's secretive Knights Templar.
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna caves

A miniature train-ride through Slovenia's largest cave system.
Postojna, Slovenia

Olm

The "dragon babies" of southeastern Europe.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Termoelektrarna Toplarna Ljubljana

Colorful power station with a chimney equipped with a gallery for exhaust monitoring equipment.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Cyanometer

Martin Bricelj Baraga's monolithic sculpture measures the blueness of the sky, and changes color to match it.
Bled, Slovenia

Bled Island and Castle

This one-time health resort was used by aristocrats around the world.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

'Faces' of Locksmith Street

A trough of 700 strange bronze faces runs through a narrow alley in Ljubljana's old town.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Metelkova

This abandoned Slovenian military barracks has become a punky-political art squat.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dragon Bridge

A whimsical bridge adorned with decorative dragons.
Rishikesh, India

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram

The abandoned site of the Beatles spiritual awakening and subsequent revolt.
Madurai, India

Meenakshi Amman Temple

This ancient Hindu temple is covered in thousands of colorful statues and has a long mythological history.
Munnar, India

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate

At 8,000 feet, the world's highest tea estate draws visitors for both its products and its panoramic views.
Mysore, India

Mysore Palace

Modest by day, illuminated majestically at sunset.
Ajanta, India

Ajanta Caves

Rock-cut cave complex filled with ancient Buddhist artwork.
Verul, India

Ellora Caves

This complex of vertically-excavated Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu monolithic temples in India's Maharashtra providence illustrates a spirit of tolerance characteristic of ancient India.
Hampi, India

Stepped Tanks of Hampi

The ancient water tanks remain some of the ruined city’s most beautiful architecture.
New York, New York

Barthman's Sidewalk Clock

A clock set into the concrete outside a Manhattan jeweler has been telling time underfoot for over a century.
New York, New York

Hess' Triangle

New York City's smallest piece of private property.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
New York, New York

The SeaGlass Carousel

Manhattan’s Battery Park has a whimsical carousel full of spinning, glowing fish.
New York, New York

Ghostbusters Firehouse

Don't get slimed in Tribeca.
New York, New York

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Tucked in the back of this amazing antique store is an important piece of medical history.
New York, New York

Mmuseumm

A tiny museum housed in a New York freight elevator specializes in the "overlooked, dismissed, or ignored."
New York, New York

The Evolution Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.