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A partial view of the Davis Monthan Air Force Base via GoogleEarth.
Tucson, Arizona

309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group

The world's largest military aircraft cemetery.
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Make your own escape through the historic lobby
Tucson, Arizona

Hotel Congress

Sleep where gangsters fell amidst smoke and flame, with nary a bullethole to show for the legendary struggle.
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Diamondback Bridge
Tucson, Arizona

Diamondback Bridge

In Tucson a giant metal snake helps pedestrians cross a busy highway.
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The Gates of the Herbertstraße.
Hamburg, Germany

Herbertstraße

Hamburg's first legal prostitution area is a gated street that still does not allow pedestrian women.
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(Flickr/fidelramos)
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oude Kerk

Amsterdam's oldest church, and the center of Dutch prostitution.
52.3744, 4.8980
Solomon Islands

The World Discoverer

The ship that got left behind.
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The Tunnels of Rabaul
Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

The Tunnels of Rabaul

This volcanically volatile island town is home to an abandoned series of tunnels left by the Japanese during WWII.
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The war memorials at the site.
Singapore

Japanese Cemetery Park

From prostitutes to soldiers to business men, the dead in this graveyard are a microcosm of Singapore's history with Japan.
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Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary
Corella, Philippines

Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary

There is a patch of Philippines forest that is devoted to saving the lives of an emotionally sensitive species of google-eyed primates.
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Sierra Bullones, Philippines

Chocolate Hills

Bohol's mysterious brown hills.
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Magellan's Cross
Cebu City, Philippines

Magellan's Cross

This holy site either displays a centuries-old cross or a complete fake.
10.2933, 123.9018
Shelley Street and Elgin Street intersection
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
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Chunking Mansions malls.
Hong Kong

Chungking Mansions

Teeming with illegal goods and services, this towering maze of vice is also a popular tourist accommodation.
22.2965, 114.1728
Jimi Hendrix Memorial
Renton, Washington

Jimi Hendrix Memorial

The final resting place of one of the most sensational guitar players of all time was only created after his father got the rights to his music.
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Kubota Gardens
Seattle, Washington

Kubota Gardens

This semi-secret garden in south Seattle emulates a traditional Japanese garden using the plants of the Pacific Northwest.
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Fish and Chips
Seattle, Washington

Lockspot Cafe

An eclectic restaurant serving from and to the nearby Chittenden Locks.
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Seattle, Washington

Lenin Statue of Fremont

Statue of Lenin, from Cold War era Czechoslovakia, now in a neighborhood of Seattle.
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Fremont Bridge
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Bridge

From a neon Rapunzel to a bike traffic meter to a street fair color scheme, the most opened drawbridge in the US is a veritable art gallery.
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The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.
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Gum Wall window ledge
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
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Seattle, Washington

Seattle Underground

A walk through the historic city center, under the streets of Seattle.
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The sign. Simple.
Santa Monica, California

Route 66: End of the Trail

A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the end of the legendary American highway, symbolizing that this road only ended when the sea stood in its way.
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Santa Monica, California

Pacific Park Solar Ferris Wheel

A second generation sun-powered marvel lights up the night.
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Angelus Temple
Los Angeles, California

Angelus Temple

Church and home-museum of a 1920s female revivalist preacher with a very sordid past.
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