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Yermo, California

Calico Ghost Town

A desert ghost town that was once home to over 500 silver mines, Calico lasted only 12 years of boom before it all went bust.
Barrow Hill, England

Barrow Hill Roundhouse

The last surviving roundhouse in the United Kingdom also plays host to a popular annual beer and music festival.
Holcombe, England

Peel Monument

This landmark overlooking Ramsbottom pays homage to Sir Robert Peel, repealer of the Corn Laws.
Niedzica-Zamek, Poland

Niedzica Castle

This picturesque castle in Poland has a rich history, including a legend that ties it to lost Incan treasures.
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Unawatuna Peace Pagoda

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

Theatre of Dionysus

Heralded as the world's first theater, these ruins are often overlooked as they reside in the shadows of the Acropolis.
Alcoi, Spain

Locomotive No. 2 of the Alcoi-Gandia Railway

This 130-year-old, steam locomotive represents the Spanish industrial and agricultural boom of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Lancashire, England

Holden Wood Antiques

This antique shop and tea room reside inside a twice defunct church that was moved stone by stone to its current location.
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.
Alcoi, Spain

Puente de Sant Jordi (San Jorge Bridge)

If you like Art Deco you will love this bridge.
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 whoever 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.