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Rashwood, England

Chateau Impney

A 19th-century British industrialist built this Louis XIII–inspired chateau for his homesick French wife.
Burnley, England

Oaks Hotel Stained Glass Window

This window celebrates the role of tea, coffee, cocoa, and cotton in creating the fortune of the man who commissioned it.
Subotica, Serbia

Raichle's Palace

This dazzling Art Nouveau mansion is now home to the Modern Art Gallery Subotica.
Lepakshi, India

Hanging Pillar of Lepakshi

Inside a beautiful Indian temple is a seemingly magical floating pillar that doesn't touch the ground.
Segni, Italy

Chiesa di San Pietro ( Church of Saint Peter)

At this medieval church, Thomas Beckett was cantonized as a martyr.
Irving, Texas

Momo Stop

Exceptional Nepalese food can be found in a Texas gas station.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Nyālon (Fish Stone)

This small shrine dedicated to a fish is believed to hold the secrets to this historic market's founding.
Shepton Mallet, England

St. Peter and St. Paul's Wagon-Roof

Inside this magnificent 12th-century church is one of the finest carved wagon-roofs in all of England.
Parma, Italy

Cattedrale di Parma (Parma Cathedral)

The city of Parma's cathedral is home to one of the greatest illusionistic frescoes of the Renaissance.
Isle of Rum, Scotland

Kinloch Castle

This once-majestic, now-abandoned Victorian castle has seen better days.
Pidhirtsi, Ukraine

Pidhirtsi Castle

One of the most valuable palace-garden complexes in the eastern borderlands—and one of the most haunted.
Singapore

Sri Mariamman Temple

Singapore's oldest Hindu temple.
Yufu, Japan

Yufuin Floral Village

This amusement park brings a little slice of England to the heart of Kyushu.
Ōsaki, Japan

Kejonuma Leisure Land

A quaint amusement park that now lays rusting and forgotten among the foliage.
Tamura, Japan

Abukuma-do Caves

These wondrous, illuminated caverns are buried within the mountains of the Fukushima Prefecture.
Campeche, Mexico

Palacio Legislativo de Campeche (Legislative Palace of Campeche)

In the middle of this historic colonial city resides a modernist government building known as the UFO.
Singapore

Merlion

This statue once earned the distinction as one of the "Three Major Disappointments of the World."
Mantua, Italy

Rotonda di San Lorenzo

The oldest church in Mantua was buried for centuries under the facades of other structures.
Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, Poland

Modlin Fortress Granary

In northeastern Poland, the ruins of a massive granary overlook the Narew River.
Mexico City, Mexico

Pabellón Coreano de la Amistad (Korean Friendship Pavillion)

In Chapultepec Park resides a pavilion gifted to Mexico from South Korea to honor the 1968 Summer Olympics.
Ulan-Ude, Russia

Rinpoche Bagsha Datsan

Located along Lysaya Mountain, this monastery is home to the largest statue of Buddha in Russia.
Anagni, Italy

Cripta di San Magno

The “Sistine Chapel” of the Middle Ages merges 11th-century science and religion in wondrous hues.
Vatican City

'The Vision of Constantine'

This equestrian statue of Constantine the Great has been the subject of criticism for centuries.
York, England

'Constantine the Great'

This sculpture marks the spot where one of the greatest Roman rulers was proclaimed emperor.