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Alcatraz from the Bay 2012
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
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Torun, Poland

Nicolaus Copernicus House

Museum dedicated to "the man who moved the Earth."
53.0093, 18.6039
Poznan June 1956 Monument
Poznań, Poland

Poznan June 1956 Monument

An impressive monument to Poland's independence.
52.4083, 16.9174
Wrocław, Poland

Racławice Panorama

19th century panorama lets you relive a Polish uprising via 120 year old Panorama painting.
51.1099, 17.0442
The Gdansk Astronomical Clock
Gdańsk, Poland

Gdansk Astronomical Clock

A huge wooden clock that is so beautiful its creator was forcibly blinded.
54.3502, 18.6535
The bones of the Wawel dragon.
Krakow, Poland

The Bones of the Wawel Dragon

Real bones which are said to have belonged to a Polish dragon.
50.0547, 19.9354
Underground Cathedral (Flickr/magro kr)
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt.
49.9830, 20.0557
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain.
52.5203, 13.3869
Tempelhof postcard, ca early 1960's
Berlin, Germany

Tempelhof Airport

Berlin's old airport.
52.4838, 13.3877
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
52.5050, 13.4397
Cuenca, Spain

Hanging Houses of Cuenca

Cliffside houses provide a spectacular view from their perilous perch above the valley.
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Astronaut carving in the Salamanca new cathedral.
Salamanca, Spain

Cathedral of Salamanca's Astronaut

The Cathedral of Salamanca has a number of unusual carvings but none so surprising as a modern astronaut.
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The temple by night
Madrid, Spain

Templo de Debod

An ancient Egyptian temple in the middle of Madrid, Spain.
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The aqueduct at night.
Segovia, Spain

Segovia Aqueduct

One of the few remaining ancient aqueducts described by Frontinus as 'the most solemn testimony of the Empire.'
40.9480, -4.1178
Madrid, Spain

Fountain of the Fallen Angel

Commonly acknowledged as the only public monument to the Devil himself.
40.4111, -3.6825
San Jose, California

Santana Row Chess Plaza

A giant chess set, minus the psychedelic drug trip.
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The refracting telescope.
Mount Hamilton, California

Lick Observatory

The world's first permanently occupied mountain-top observatory continues to report on the stars.
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The salt ponds
Newark, California

Salt Ponds of San Francisco Bay

From the sky, a kaleidoscope of color brightens the grey landscape of the San Francisco Bay.
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Mountain View, California

Computer History Museum

From the Difference Engine to the Cray-1, all under one roof.
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The mall's generic appearance today gives little hint of its history.
Milpitas, California

Great Mall of Milpitas

This giant shopping mall still holds signs of its automotive past.
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San Jose, California

California Trolley and Railroad Corporation

Historical trolley restoration and operation at History San Jose, Kelly Park.
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The Winchester Mystery House.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
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The central fountain in the Rosicrucian garden.
San Jose, California

Rosicrucian Park

The headquarters of a secretive order is also a beautifully-designed park.
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One of the four mummies
San Jose, California

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

An extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts and mummies.
37.3340, -121.9226