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Kurt Cobain's Benches.
Seattle, Washington

Kurt Cobain's Benches

A sliver of nostalgia in Seattle's Viretta Park.
47.6192, -122.2822
The Pygmy Forest.
Little River, California

Pygmy Forest Trail

A raised boardwalk winds through a thicket of stunted century-old trees no more than nine feet tall.
39.2746, -123.7905
Berlin, Germany

Marx and Engels Forum

One of downtown Berlin's last reminders of its Communist past.
52.5188, 13.4035
Sutter Buttes with the Sierra Nevada in the distance
Sutter, California

Sutter Buttes

Rising out of miles of farmland, these buttes are sometimes called the world's smallest mountain range.
39.2057, -121.8147
Baggage claim at Sacramento Airport
Sacramento, California

Samson Luggage Sculpture

Pillars made of 700 pieces of luggage climb to the ceiling of Sacramento Airport's baggage claim.
38.6951, -121.5908
"The Machine," a display at the Kafka Museum.
Prague, Czechia

Franz Kafka Museum

An eerie, existential museum dedicated to the author of "The Metamorphosis."
50.0880, 14.4105
Boontling word of the week in the tap room of the Anderson Valley Brewing Company.
Boonville, California

Boontling Language of Boonville

A local dialect born in the late 19th century is only spoken in this isolated California valley.
39.0090, -123.3672
Bell at Mission Santa Inez
San Luis Obispo, California

The Bells of El Camino Real

A chain of bells connect the California Missions and honor the legend of the "King’s Highway."
35.2850, -120.6608
Entrance to Mount Prospect Park
Brooklyn, New York

Mount Prospect Park

This city park was once a lookout point for George Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776.
40.6720, -73.9668
Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sniff the Titan Arum's rotting flesh.
40.6687, -73.9647
Cube House
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cube House

These slanted cubic abodes are a creative if odd solution to a zoning pickle.
51.9202, 4.4907
Stone Circle at Castlerigg with the mountain Blencathra in the background
Keswick, England

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Stonehenge has nothing on Castlerigg’s views.
54.6031, -3.0993
Visitors examine the Dripstone Wall for secret passageways
Prague, Czechia

Dripstone Wall

Countless grotesque faces stare out from this eerie Prague art wall.
50.0893, 14.4067
The Bebelplatz.
Berlin, Germany

The Bebelplatz

The site of the famous Nazi book burning campaign of 1933 remembers its "Night of Shame".
52.5166, 13.3941
Look familiar?
Yosemite National Park, California

The Ahwahnee Hotel

The interior of The Shining's Overlook Hotel was based on this Yosemite original.
37.7463, -119.5744
Vienna Grand Ferris Wheel
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Grand Ferris Wheel

Vienna's giant wonder wheel had a starring role in one of the greatest noir movies of all time.
48.2177, 16.3993
Glockenspiel of Hameln
Hamelin, Germany

Glockenspiel of Hameln

The real life town from the Pied Piper of Hamelin has a mechanical puppet show that retells the famous story many times a day.
52.1047, 9.3570
Vallaincourt Fountain
San Francisco, California

Vaillancourt Fountain

This concrete tangle of square pipes has stood as a proud thorn in the city's side since the '70s.
37.7954, -122.3953
Sundial Bridge
Redding, California

Sundial Bridge

This ultra-modern California span is actually a titanic solar clock in disguise.
40.5887, -122.3779
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.
47.6476, -122.3498
Dresden Frauenkirche
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

This Dresden church was purposely rebuilt Protestant after being demolished in World War II.
51.0515, 13.7405
The Winchester Mystery House.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
37.3189, -121.9506
Nepenthes pitcher plants - beautiful killers
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Carnivorous plants, medieval aphrodisiacs, and the largest original wood structure glass conservatory in the western hemisphere.
37.7726, -122.4603
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083