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Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
52.5050, 13.4397
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain.
52.5203, 13.3869
Municipal heating plant, Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Hundertwasser's Odd Architecture

Op-art architecture designed for happiness.
48.2085, 16.3945
The "Saliera"
Vienna, Austria

Kunstkammer Wien

The Habsburgs' royal collections of art and wonders.
48.2044, 16.3607
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Pestsäule (Plague Column)

Baroque celebration of the end of the Great Plague of Vienna.
48.2087, 16.3697
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
44.4609, -110.8281
Johns Island, South Carolina

The Angel Oak Tree

The Southeast's oldest living organism.
32.7155, -80.0850
Bryce, Utah

Bryce Canyon

Giant, natural amphitheaters made of delicate geological formations called "hoodoos."
37.5968, -112.2085
Cameron, Montana

Earthquake Lake

An apocalyptic seismic event creates a deadly chain reaction that ends with a 6-mile long lake developing within weeks.
44.8521, -111.3972
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
38.8784, -104.8698
Frederick, Maryland

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

A Civil War Museum with some notable medical antiques.
39.4139, -77.4094
Stick your feet in!
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

George Washington's Bathtub

Berkeley Hot Springs presents to you "the only outdoor monument to presidential bathing."
39.6256, -78.2269
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

Giant, friendly pelicans in Central London, the most unlikely of places.
51.5029, -0.1301
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.
47.6201, -122.3484
Dreamlike Birches lit at night: https://www.patreon.com/posts/count-morbids-8334001
Leavenworth, Washington

Leavenworth's Bavarian Village

One small town in the Pacific Northwest transformed itself into a Bavarian-themed tourist destination.
47.5798, -120.6581
Giant Red Wagon
Spokane, Washington

Big Red Wagon

This playground sculpture of an icon from the past is dedicated to the children of the future.
47.6607, -117.4204
Young Skeletons
Silver Spring, Maryland

National Museum of Health and Medicine

An astounding collection of medical specimens, including bits of President Lincoln.
39.0087, -77.0531
McLean, Virginia

Patowmack Canal

The semi-reclaimed ruins of this canal were once part of an ambitious plan to reroute the mighty potomac.
38.9976, -77.2541
Glen Echo trolley car.
Bethesda, Maryland

Glen Echo Amusement Park

Once home to seven different roller coasters, Glen Echo has undergone many transformations since its founding in 1891.
38.9664, -77.1381
Espionage Tools
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
38.8969, -77.0235
The Rosslyn Metro escalator. (Steven Cohen/Atlas Obscura)
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
38.8959, -77.0715
Cornwall, England

St. Michael's Mount

A island reachable by a causeway at low tide is possibly one of the earliest Western European locations to be identified in text.
50.1168, -5.4776
Tintagel, England

Tintagel Castle

A fantastic castle rumored to be the birthplace of King Arthur.
50.6682, -4.7597
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208