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Kielder, England

Kielder Observatory

England's "pier at the end of the universe" unites astronomy and contemporary architecture.
55.2319, -2.6163
Tunnel into the garden
Alnwick, England

Alnwick Poison Gardens

The sign at the garden gate reads: "These Plants Can Kill."
55.4114, -1.6998
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
55.9471, -3.1928
A Lycian rock tomb.
Fethiye, Turkey

Lycian Rock Tombs

These tombs were built into the side of a mountain so that ancient angels could reach the dead.
36.6186, 29.1168
Chunking Mansions malls.
Hong Kong

Chungking Mansions

Teeming with illegal goods and services, this towering maze of vice is also a popular tourist accommodation.
22.2965, 114.1728
Cinespia cemetery screening at Hollywood Forever
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Resting place of Hollywood's immortals is also site of summer film screenings.
34.0887, -118.3190
General Sherman
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
36.5817, -118.7514
Berlin, Germany

Hall of Mirrors in Clärchens Ballhaus

This classic restaurant features a gorgeous mirror-clad room.
52.5266, 13.3968
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
Tehachapi Wind Farm
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Wind Farm

Thousands of turbines whir at at the origin of North American wind power.
35.1681, -118.4737
Las Vegas, Nevada

Neon Boneyard

Neon icons of Las Vegas.
36.1770, -115.1353
Fuller St., part of the main drag.
Bridgeport, California

Bodie State Historical Park

Standing in a state of "arrested decay", this ghost town allows for a detailed peek into Gold Rush life in an unusually harsh climate.
38.2088, -119.0142
Aitre St. Maclou
Rouen, France

Aitre St. Maclou

An ancient ossuary in Rouen.
49.4398, 1.0993
Indoor and outdoor exhibits abound, including live demonstrations of historic locomotives in action
York, England

British National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in York is the largest railway museum in the world, attracting almost 1 million visitors per year.
53.9606, -1.0979
High Royds Hospital
Menston, England

High Royds Hospital

Once a farm where patients tilled the soil. this asylum lost its workforce when overmedicating became common practice.
53.6833, -1.5059
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
Sunderland, England

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

A museum and gardens with unusual plants and a history of progressive programming for the blind.
54.9042, -1.3809
Wings set against a sunny sky
Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.
54.9129, -1.5863
Barnard Castle, England

The Silver Swan

A perfectly running 230-year-old silver automaton and music box.
54.5419, -1.9153
Whitby, England

Ruins of Whitby Abbey

The gloomy ruins that inspired Bram Stoker to bring Dracula to life.
54.4886, -0.6074
Stannington, England

Abandoned St. Mary's Asylum

St. Mary's Asylum was isolated and abandoned before being converted into a Bed and Breakfast.
55.1235, -1.7161
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mons Meg

A six ton wedding gift to King of the Scots.
55.9489, -3.2002