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San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
37.8029, -122.4482
Grauballe Man.
Højbjerg, Denmark

Grauballe Man

Preserved "bog person" that is over 2,000 years old.
56.0870, 10.2264
London, England

Houseboats of Regents Canal

A community of artists and entrepreneurs seeks a simpler life on London's waterways.
51.5162, -0.0337
Pasadena City Hall Facade
Pasadena, California

Pasadena City Hall

One of Hollywood’s favorite government buildings.
34.1476, -118.1435
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
La Cañada Flintridge, California

Devil's Gate

An unfortunate geological resemblance to Satan has labeled this Pasadena gorge as a passage to the underworld.
34.1847, -118.1749
Syracuse, Italy

Ear of Dionysius

Italian cave with exceptional acoustics and an unsavory history.
37.0762, 15.2763
Houston, Texas

Eclectic Menagerie Park

A private collection of massive steel monsters guarding a Texas pipe works.
29.6709, -95.3925
Taxidermy animals and a whale skeleton
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

70 million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
51.4966, -0.1765
Crossness Pumping Station
London, England

Crossness Pumping Station

This beautiful Victorian ironwork masterpiece was built to keep London from smelling like poop.
51.5089, 0.1382
Pasadena Star-News Building
Pasadena, California

The Pasadena Star-News Building

A newspaper building that made radio history.
34.1460, -118.1396
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for just short of 9 decades longer than intended.
34.1347, -118.3209
Schleswig, Germany

The Bog Bodies at the Schleswig-Holstein Landesmuseum

Ample proof that watery ends make for well-preserved, millenia-old mummies.
54.5239, 9.5632
Birmingham, Alabama

Sloss Furnaces

Once one of the largest producers of pig iron in the world.
33.5205, -86.7916
The building stands almost exactly as it did 200 years ago, inside and out, with expansions for an upstairs cafe and restaurant
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jean Lafitte's Old Absinthe House

A 200-year-old bar in the historic French Quarter refuses to give up its place in history, nor its role in securing ours.
29.9554, -90.0684
Mike Cook's Land Speed Shootout
Wendover, Utah

Bonneville Salt Flats / Bonneville Speedway

Come for the speed, leave in love with the desert.
40.7997, -113.8000
Oslo, Norway

Frogner Park's Vigeland Sculpture Arrangement

Norway's massive and sometimes disturbing sculpture park is the world's largest to be created by a single artist.
59.9267, 10.7014
Galveston, Texas

S. S. Selma

A decaying concrete oil tanker served as a disposal location for bootleg hootch.
29.3441, -94.7868
Medieval Clock at Salisbury Cathedral. (Wikimedia Commons)
Salisbury, England

Medieval Clock at Salisbury Cathedral

Oldest working mechanical clock in the world.
51.0661, -1.7975
London, England

Scenes from the Frost Fair

Murals of the wild parties once held on the frozen River Thames.
51.5079, -0.0946
The Boston Stone
Boston, Massachusetts

The Boston Stone

A mysterious stone embedded at the base of a historic Boston building.
42.3619, -71.0567
Vasari Corridor
Florence, Italy

Vasari Corridor

This private skyway is filled with art and was expanded explicitly so that Hitler could appreciate a river.
43.7710, 11.2480
London's first public drinking fountain, set into railings of St Sepulchre-Without-Newgate
London, England

The First Public Drinking Fountain

Public access to clean drinking water was an instant hit among the masses.
51.5164, -0.1020
American Precision Museum
Windsor, Vermont

American Precision Museum

This historic folk museum celebrates the attention to detail that makes America great.
43.4748, -72.3894