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Cuenca, Spain

Hanging Houses of Cuenca

Cliffside houses provide a spectacular view from their perilous perch above the valley.
40.0777, -2.1285
Silbury Hill
Wiltshire, England

Silbury Hill

Europe's largest prehistoric mound – burial site of a legendary king?
51.4158, -1.8574
A close-up photograph of the chained books
Hereford, England

Hereford Cathedral Chained Library

Rare collection of medieval books under lock and key.
52.0533, -2.7145
Originally brightly illustrated, the map is now darkened with age.
Hereford, England

Hereford Mappa Mundi

The largest known medieval map of the world.
52.0543, -2.7172
Somerset, England

Wicker Man

Wicker sculpture that towers over the M5 motorway.
51.1491, -2.9806
Cornwall, England

Minack Theatre

A open air theatre built on a cliff by an eccentric British woman.
50.0417, -5.6516
Eden glowing at night.
Cornwall, England

The Eden Project: The World’s Largest Greenhouse

Over one million types of plants in southwest England.
50.3611, -4.7384
Tintagel, England

Tintagel Castle

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

The Atomium

Climb inside an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size.
50.8949, 4.3411
Manneken Pis in US Air Force uniform
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
50.8450, 4.3500
Feskekôrka
Gothenburg, Sweden

Feskekôrka - The "Fish Church"

A Gothic-inspired fish market is Gothenburg's best place to find loaves and fishes.
57.7010, 11.9578
Dublin, Ireland

The Long Room Library at Trinity College

The gorgeous library at Trinity College is home to remarkable treasures of Irish identity.
53.3440, -6.2567
Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
48.8578, 2.3374
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

Bookstore serves double duty as "Tumbleweed Hotel."
48.8526, 2.3471
Jeremy Bentham's Auto-Icon
London, England

Jeremy Bentham's Auto-Icon

The remains of the great moral philosopher reside in a cabinet in London.
51.5230, -0.1320
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
John Snow Memorial Pump and the John Snow Pub
London, England

Broad Street Cholera Pump

The John Snow Memorial marks the epicenter of London's 1854 cholera epidemic.
51.5135, -0.1362
The San Francisco Cable Car Museum lives in a beautiful brick building on Masonic street.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Cable Car Museum

Not merely a museum – but a whirring powerhouse that offers a subterranean peek into the heart and soul of cable car operations.
37.7945, -122.4114
Daly City, California

Colma Necropolis

A vast city of the dead, where the deceased outnumber the living by more than a million.
37.6811, -122.4668