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Vienna, Austria

Vienna Pestsäule (Plague Column)

Baroque celebration of the end of the Great Plague of Vienna.
48.2087, 16.3697
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208
Prague, Czechia

Jan Palach Memorial

Monument to a suicide protesting the Soviet invasion.
50.0798, 14.4297
The moon rock is located in the center of the red planet in the Space Window's upper half
Washington, D.C.

Space Window at the Washington National Cathedral

A tiny piece of the moon is embedded in this stained glass masterpiece.
38.9311, -77.0716
The Rosslyn Metro escalator. (Steven Cohen/Atlas Obscura)
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
38.8959, -77.0715
Twentynine Palms, California

Samuelson's Rocks

A homesteader leaves his mark on the rocks of Joshua Tree National Park.
34.1293, -116.0369
Longaberger's home office.
Newark, Ohio

Longaberger Basket Building

An office built to look like a giant basket.
40.0635, -82.3453
Loveland Castle
Loveland, Ohio

Harry Andrews' Chateau Laroche

A castle built by an eccentric medieval enthusiast in rural Ohio.
39.2837, -84.2657
Stones and Henge, respectively.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
51.1797, -1.8265
Oxford, England

The Sheldonian Theatre

A theatre built to house the rowdy Oxford graduation ceremonies became the stage for a debate about God's existence.
51.7544, -1.2551
Lacus Curtius in the Roman Forum
Rome, Italy

Lacus Curtius

A mysterious chasm in the heart of the ancient Roman Forum, the Lacus Curtius was once believed to be a gateway to hell.
41.8925, 12.4853
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Navje Cemetery and Park

A cemetery for Slovenian notables also serves as a popular recreation space.
46.0565, 14.5081
Plitvička Jezera, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes

A chain of 16 wondrous lakes formed as a result of the gradual dissolution of soluble layers of bedrock.
44.8783, 15.6112
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dragon Bridge

A whimsical bridge adorned with decorative dragons.
46.0519, 14.5102
Lake Bled. (Wikimedia Commons)
Bled, Slovenia

Bled Island and Castle

This one-time health resort was used by aristocrats around the world.
46.3632, 14.0899
Dial of Astronomical Clock of Lyon.
Lyon, France

Astronomical Clock of Lyon

For hundreds of years, automatons moving to metallic music have been marking the passage of time.
45.7608, 4.8266
Traboule de Lyon
Lyon, France

Traboules Secret Passages

Hundreds of hidden passageways weave through the old quarters of Lyon.
45.7620, 4.8274
Geneva, Switzerland

Treille Promenade

Arguably the longest wooden bench in the world snakes around Geneva's Treille Promenade.
46.2010, 6.1451