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Drangurinn Rock
Iceland

Drangurinn Rock

Icelandic folklore says this giant boulder was ripped from the mountains and placed at its current location, where it became home to elves.
63.5222, -19.5727
The canyon, in all its striking beauty.
Iceland

Fjaðrárgljúfur

Strange rock formations tower above the river that snakes through this enchanting Icelandic canyon.
63.7826, -18.1584
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
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
London, England

The Soho Square Hut

The Tudor-style cottage in the middle of the square is not quite what it seems.
51.5153, -0.1322
Sir Hiram Maxim's Captive Flying Machines
Blackpool, England

Sir Hiram Maxim's Captive Flying Machines

One of the oldest amusement rides in existence was a huge disappointment to its creator.
53.7921, -3.0553
St. Mary and All Saints Church's spire.
Chesterfield, England

Chesterfield's Crooked Spire

The whimsical twist of this spire was either caused by the Devil, an unexpected virgin, or lead.
53.2362, -1.4240
The Iron Bridge
Ironbridge, England

The Iron Bridge

This bridge is the first to be made entirely from iron, but designed like it was still made of wood.
52.6272, -2.4855
The train station.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Wales

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

This Welsh village gave itself a ridiculous name in a publicity stunt a century ahead of its time.
53.2211, -4.2099
The Barbican Conservatory's Arid House.
London, England

Barbican Conservatory

This hidden green space is the city's second largest conservatory.
51.5200, -0.0932
Snowdon
Gwynedd, Wales

Snowdon

The highest peak in Wales is said to be the final resting place of a giant killed by King Arthur.
53.0685, -4.0762
Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem0115 947 3171
Nottinghamshire, England

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

The oldest inn in England served brew to the crusaders.
52.9487, -1.1520
Cheddar gorge and caves.
Cheddar, England

The Cheddar Man and Cannibals Museum

Museum about life, death, and cannibalism in the Stone Age.
51.2819, -2.7659
Lancashire, England

The Singing Ringing Tree

A metal tree emits eerie, melodic notes on top of Lancashire's Crown Point.
53.7566, -2.2272
Greenwich Foot Tunnel
London, England

Greenwich Foot Tunnel

A 1,215-foot tunnel transports pedestrians beneath the River Thames.
51.4833, -0.0102
Schokland as it is nowaydays; enclosed by land. The church is also visible in the painting by Hermanus Koekoek.
Schokland, Netherlands

Schokland

The struggle of a small Dutch island against the sea.
52.6492, 5.7777
Exposure
Lelystad, Netherlands

Exposure

This giant wire frame man sculpture is crouched in contemplation, but it looks more like constipation.
52.5235, 5.4254
Multiple varieties of Bloemenroute tulips
Haarlem, Netherlands

Bloemen Route

The Bloemen Route, or “Flower Route”, stretches 25 miles through prime Dutch tulip country as a result of “tulip mania,” the world’s first economic bubble.
52.3766, 4.6336
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

Giant, friendly pelicans in Central London, the most unlikely of places.
51.5029, -0.1301
The climbing wall. (Photo:
Groningen, Netherlands

Excalibur Climbing Wall

This imposing tower named after the mythical sword of King Arthur is considered the tallest freestanding climbing wall in the world.
53.2406, 6.6012
Mid-air view of Bourtange
Bourtange, Netherlands

Fort Bourtange

This beautifully designed star-shaped fort was the premier defense system of the late 1500s.
53.0068, 7.1921
The Chester Imp.
Chester, England

Chester Imp

A mysterious demonic figure peers down from its perch within the gorgeous Chester Cathedral.
53.1920, -2.8905
The vertical coffin is built into what's left of the arch.
Chester, England

Medieval Coffin of St John's

A rare wooden coffin set vertically into the Gothic arch of an ruined church.
53.1890, -2.8857
The Chester Rows in an earlier century.
Chester, England

Chester Rows

Mysteriously stacked storefront paths give this medieval British town an iconic style like none other.
53.1902, -2.8891