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Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Unawatuna Peace Pagoda

This peaceful, round shrine in the middle of the Sri Lankan jungle acts as a beacon of peace.
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Pettah Floating Market

Pettah's beautiful floating market was once a stinky canal in a sketchy industrial area.
Somerset, England

Willow Man

Wicker sculpture that towers over the M5 motorway.
Lucca, Italy

Torre Guinigi (Guinigi Tower)

Fortified medieval tower house with lovely roof garden.
Bologna, Italy

Towers of Bologna

Over 100 towers were built in Bologna during the Middle Ages, but only 22 survive.
Jerusalem, Israel

Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem

The only quarter of the Old City not dedicated to a major world religion.
Laqiya, Israel

Negev Desert Embroidery and Weaving

Traditional Bedouin crafting has become an official tourist site and successful industry for its female craftspeople.
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Tel Aviv Central Bus Station

The maze-like transportation hub contains abandoned areas, derelict stores, and even has its own resident bat colony.
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg Bächle

These paved rills bring freshwater into Altstadt and could spell wedding bells for whomever stumbles into the waters.
Sainte-Mère-Église, France

La voie de la Liberté Markers

These unique markers designate the route American forces took during the Liberation of France.
London, England

Wellington Monument

This once-controversial and slightly confusing statue of Achilles was built out of captured cannons.
Dublin, Ireland

Wolfe Tone Statue

An enigmatic monument to the Irish revolutionary who plotted an uprising against British rule.
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Mooning Gargoyle of Freiburg Minster

A stonemason's hilarious revenge came in the form of this peculiarly positioned gargoyle.
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Brewers’ and Bakers’ Guild Windows at Freiburg Minster

This medieval cathedral houses stained-glass windows featuring saints and pretzels.
Kavala, Greece

The Aqueduct of Kavala

This ancient structure appears Roman, but was constructed during the 16th century and was utilized until 1911.
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape.
County Durham, England

Café on the Green

Take afternoon tea in a 17th-century almshouse.
North Yorkshire, England

Tennants Auction House

This remarkable building has a lot to offer, even if you're not placing a bid.
Buxton, England

Solomon's Temple

This landmark Victorian folly rewards visitors with spectacular views over the Peak District.
Les Rousses, Switzerland

Hotel Arbez

Part of this hotel resides in Switzerland, the other in France complete with a border that cuts through the honeymoon suite.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Casket Arts Building

A Building for Your (Former) Funerary Needs.
Darmstadt, Germany

Russian Chapel in Darmstadt

The last Tsar of Russia constructed this private church just so he could attend services when visiting his wife's hometown.
Darmstadt, Germany

The Ludwigshöhe

A former Nazi lookout tower with a magnificent view of the Rhineland.
Liverpool, England

St George's Hall

Charles Dickens described the concert room in this amazing Victorian hall as "the most perfect room in the world."