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Manly, Australia

Manly Quarantine Station

The Victoria-era quarantine station for Sydney.
Millers Point, Australia

Sydney Observatory

This historic observatory contains the world's oldest refracting lens telescope.
Sydney, Australia

'Forgotten Songs' Sound Sculpture

A collaboration of art and ornithology mourns the calls of Sydney's lost birds.
Australia

The Stromatolites of Hamelin Pool

Living fossils in this remote Australian bay provide a glimpse of what Earth might have looked 3.5 billion years ago.
Yallabatharra, Australia

Hutt Lagoon

A massive concentration of algae is responsible for this lake's pink hue.
North Fremantle, Australia

Dingo Flour Sign

Visible from both land and sea.
North Coogee, Australia

The South Fremantle Power Station

The ruins of a once prosperous power station have become a mouldering seaside gem.
Singapore

Sungei Road Thieves Market

A licentious look into Singapore's past, full of disorderly bric-a-brac and disreputable characters.
Singapore

Bronze Bathers

The most playful of the life-sized statues that make up Singapore's "People of the River."
Singapore

Singapore's Rooftop Pool

The largest pool at its elevation sits on top of one of the most expensive resorts in the world.
Kamakura, Japan

The Great Buddha of Kamakura

A bronze statue dating back as far as 1252, still has remnants of gold around its ears from its ancient gilding.
Chamonix, France

Vallée Blanche Aerial Tramway Support

Unable to build support structures on glaciers, the engineers for this tramway were forced to design a unique system.
Chamonix, France

Argentière Glacier

Trek up this glacier before it disappears.
Chamonix, France

Lac Blanc

An icy lake tucked among jaw-dropping alpine panoramas.
Charmouth, England

Charmouth Beach

Cliffs full of fossils at the portal to England's Jurassic Coast.
Deans Yd, England

Dirac Equation

The "beautiful" equation predicting the movement of all electromagnetic particles is engraved in front of Newton's tomb.
London, England

Black Museum

Since 1874, this macabre collection has developed into a museum devoted to Scotland Yard's mementos of dastardly deeds.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history and 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
Lyme Regis, England

The Glowing Clams of Great Britain

A midnight snack that lights up the night.
Devon, England

Buckfast Abbey

This historic Benedictine monastery brews a booze so toxic that it has often been blamed almost singularly for Scottish hooliganism.
Cornwall, England

Dozmary Pool

Now nearly dry, this lake is said to be the ancient home of the Lady of the Lake, and was once thought to be bottomless.
Wadebridge, England

Doyden Castle

This remote castle was built to be a wealthy businessman's palace of vice but is now simply a historic vacation cottage.
Bude, England

Bude Castle

A quirky "castle" formerly belonging to a famous British inventor.
Tintagel, England

Tintagel Castle

A fantastic castle rumored to be the birthplace of King Arthur.