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Put your thumb into the hole rotating it and your wish will be fulfilled.
Fatih, Turkey

Hagia Sophia Wishing Column

Legend says if you stick your thumb in the hole and it gets wet your wish will be granted.
41.0084, 28.9794
Toy horse tied to a sidewalk ring in Portland, Oregon.
Portland, Oregon

Portland Horse Rings

Tiny horses tethered to antique rings are scattered around the city.
45.5251, -122.6822
The Metallic Tower of Fourvière.
Lyon, France

Metallic Tower of Fourvière

Lyon's miniature version of the Eiffel Tower was built as a statement in support of French secularism.
45.7639, 4.8223
Main Fourvière theatre.
Lyon, France

Ancient Roman Theaters of Lyon

Lyon, France is home to two remarkably preserved Roman theaters, one dating back to 15 BCE.
45.7598, 4.8199
Traboule de Lyon
Lyon, France

Traboules Secret Passages

Hundreds of hidden passageways weave through the old quarters of Lyon.
45.7620, 4.8274
Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations
Marseille, France

Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations

This modern museum of Mediterranean culture is surrounded by a surreal concrete honeycomb.
43.2968, 5.3611
Château d'If
Marseille, France

Château d'If

This historic island prison holds one of the dungeons from the Count of Monte Cristo even though it is a work of fiction.
43.2799, 5.3251
Fuhrlander Wind Turbine Laasow. (Wikimedia Commons)
Vetschau, Germany

Fuhrlander Wind Turbine Laasow

Tallest - but not most powerful - wind turbine in the world.
51.7205, 14.1070
Rakotzbrücke
Gablenz, Germany

Rakotzbrücke Devil's Bridge

This jaw-dropping 19th-century bridge uses its reflection to form a perfect circle.
51.5363, 14.6406
The Flying Dwarf.
Wrocław, Poland

Wroclaw Dwarves

The silly symbol for an underground protest group is now scattered around the city.
51.1075, 17.0325
Saint-Étienne, France

The House Without Stairs - Maison Sans Escalier

An architectural oddity of six stories, accessed by graceful ramps.
45.4227, 4.3913
Pont du Gard
Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France

Pont du Gard

This ancient Roman bridge and aqueduct still stands as a wonder of classical construction.
43.9473, 4.5355
The double arch is the largest in the Alps.
Saint-Bernard, France

Tour Percée Double Arch

This stunning natural double arch, the largest in the Alps, went undiscovered until 2005.
45.3692, 5.9049
An aerial view of the rose garden.
Portland, Oregon

International Rose Test Garden

10,000 flowered plants bloom in the City of Roses.
45.5191, -122.7054
1513 Piri Reis Map portion
Istanbul, Turkey

Piri Reis Map at Topkapi Palace

1513 Turkish world map, full of European state secrets and snarky commentary.
41.0115, 28.9833
Obelisk of Theodosius
Istanbul, Turkey

Obelisk of Theodosius

This remarkably well-preserved Egyptian plinth is pretty well traveled for a giant piece of stone.
41.0059, 28.9754
Serpent column with the Obelisk of Theodosius in the background.
Istanbul, Turkey

Serpent Column

Ancient serpentine sacrifice holder that has stood the test of time.
41.0056, 28.9751
Inside the tomb of Sultan Selim II
Istanbul, Turkey

Tombs of the Sultans at Hagia Sophia

Five sultans and their families rest in eternal splendor, teeming with overlooked beauty and drama.
41.0086, 28.9802
Istanbul, Turkey

Kaiser Wilhelm Fountain

A fountain standing as a testament to a doomed alliance.
41.0071, 28.9767
Lompoc Valley Drive-In Theatre.
Lompoc, California

Lompoc Valley Drive-In

With its peeling paint and faded sign, this theater-turned-recycling plant is a nostalgic relic of 1950s Americana.
34.6715, -120.4556
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
(Flickr/jimmywayne)
Natural Bridge, Alabama

Alabama's Natural Bridge

148-foot-long natural rock bridge!
34.0895, -87.6001
In 1982, the theme was "Energy Turns the World"
Knoxville, Tennessee

The Sunsphere

Knoxville’s architectural icon was the symbol of the 1982 World’s Fair, even catching the googly eye of Bart Simpson.
35.9617, -83.9232
Entrance on Union Ave, just around the corner from Beale Street
Memphis, Tennessee

Sun Studio

This Memphis recording studio launched the careers of Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley.
35.1393, -90.0377