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Man Mo Temple Complex (from left to right): Man Mo Temple, Lit Shing Temple, Kung So
Hong Kong

Man Mo Temple Complex

A serene space tucked amid the skyscrapers of Hong Kong's bustling financial district.
22.2839, 114.1502
MPTA-098 with Pathfinder and its previous companion MPTA-ET.
Huntsville, Alabama

MPTA-098

A propulsion engine testbed that paved the way for the Space Shuttle launch sits without recognition at this rocket center.
34.7102, -86.6520
Close up of the T-Rex head from the left.
Huntsville, Alabama

K’REX

This 12-foot-tall T-rex is the largest K’Nex skeleton sculpture in the world.
34.7111, -86.6539
Ruby Falls.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Ruby Falls

The mysterious wonder of an underground waterfall is illuminated by multicolored lights.
35.0191, -85.3394
Climbing the Lookout Mountain Incline
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

This funicular railway rumbles along for a mile up the nearly vertical face of Chattanooga’s Lookout Mountain.
35.0060, -85.3429
Pathfinder and MPTA-ET from the right near sunset.
Huntsville, Alabama

Pathfinder and the MPTA-ET

It may look like no more than a full-scale model, but every part of this full Space Shuttle stack had a working role in aviation history.
34.7108, -86.6528
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
The Shambles.
York, England

Shambles of York

Follow the original medieval paths that wind through this intriguing section of the city.
53.9591, -1.0800
Stones and Henge, respectively.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
51.1797, -1.8265
Cherhill White Horse, Wiltshire.
Cherhill, England

Cherhill White Horse

The geoglyph once sported a glass bottle eye.
51.4252, -1.9320
View from inside on a sunny day
Tintern, Wales

Tintern Abbey

This well-preserved Cistercian Abbey in a romantic pastoral setting has inspired artists like the poet Wordsworth.
51.6969, -2.6770
An archway like no other.
East Molesey, England

Anne Boleyn's Gateway

Carved initials which are nearly 500 years old preserve the deposed Queen's presence at Hampton Court Palace.
51.4036, -0.3378
The sinkhole hosts a collection of rare and beautiful ferns.
Fackler, Alabama

Neversink Pit

A natural wonder that drops 16 stories straight down through rare flora and streaming waterfalls.
34.8373, -86.0088
Front of the Maison de la Magie
Blois, France

Mechanical Dragon Clock

A beautiful and classically designed villa, with an hourly infestation of monsters.
47.5854, 1.3316
The Mayflower Pub.
London, England

The Mayflower Pub

The London pub overlooks where the Mayflower was moored before setting sail for the New World.
51.5018, -0.0536
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
51.5322, -0.1240
Kryptonite-alike Jadarite
London, England

Kryptonite

Why Superman will never visit London's Natural History Museum.
51.4967, -0.1758
221b, Baker Street
London, England

221b Baker Street

The popularity of Sherlock Holmes led to the creation of his fictional address, turning the orderly London street numbers askew.
51.5237, -0.1583
The Paddington Bear statue at Paddington station.
London, England

Paddington Bear Statue

After nearly 60 years, there's still a bear at Paddington Station looking for help.
51.5173, -0.1774
Cheaha State Park
Delta, Alabama

Cheaha Mountain

The highest point in Alabama was almost completely deforested, but is now home to protected towers and trees.
33.4857, -85.8091
Walnut Street Bridge
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Walnut Street Bridge

Once decrepit and slated for demolition, now one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world.
35.0567, -85.3075
The Choo Choo sign at night
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

This historic train station has been converted to a locomotive themed hotel.
35.0373, -85.3068
Dismalite Closeup by Jeff Payne
Phil Campbell, Alabama

Dismals Canyon

Famous for its bio-luminescent inhabitants, known as "Dismalites" .
34.3286, -87.7800
Digging out a mine from years of overgrowth, preparing for work on the park. (Red Mountain Park)
Birmingham, Alabama

Red Mountain Park

1500-acre development hopes to be the Central Park of the south.
33.4445, -86.8614