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Ford's Hospital from Greyfriars Lane.
Coventry, England

Ford's Hospital

For over 500 years this timbered alms house has provided a home for elderly residents of Coventry.
52.4064, -1.5104
The entrance.
Brighton, England

Mechanical Memories Museum

A vintage penny arcade hidden in the back of a fun fair-themed bar.
50.8203, -0.1417
Porta Nuova
Palermo, Italy

Porta Nuova

This triumphal 16th-century arched gateway leads to the oldest street in Palermo.
38.1122, 13.3527
Spinnaker Tower
Portsmouth, England

Spinnaker Tower

This striking observation tower shaped like a spinnaker sail is the newest icon in historic Portsmouth.
50.7956, -1.1085
Historic 1736 Brick water tower in the Churchyard of The Parish Church of St Mary, Church Square, Rye, East Sussex, UK.
Rye, England

Rye Water House

An ancient water supply dating back almost 500 years can still be found standing in East Sussex.
50.9503, 0.7347
Painted Dunes from the top of the adjacent cinder cone.
Old Station, California

Painted Dunes

The sunset-colored dunes of volcanic ash make taking a poor photo impossible.
40.5456, -121.3128
Artist's Drive
Inyo County, California

Artist's Drive

Millions of years of oxidation make a drive down this winding Death Valley road surprisingly colorful.
36.3299, -116.8300
The sign. Simple.
Santa Monica, California

Route 66: End of the Trail

A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the end of the legendary American highway, symbolizing that this road only ended when the sea stood in its way.
34.0094, -118.4973
McWay Falls is an 80-foot drop into the Pacific Ocean
Big Sur, California

McWay Falls and Waterfall House Ruins

This Big Sur waterfall drops 80 feet directly into the Pacific Ocean, and inspired the hillside house up top.
36.1601, -121.6732
Hollywood Tower Apartments inspired, Tower of Terror
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Tower Apartments

The real life tower of terror is this Los Angeles apartment tower.
34.1049, -118.3243
Civic Musical Road
Lancaster, California

Civic Musical Road

Finale of "William Tell Overture" can be heard as drivers pass over grooves in the road.
34.7259, -118.2019
Hollywood sign seen from Griffith Observatory
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for just short of 9 decades longer than intended.
34.1347, -118.3209
Jack Rabbit Trading Post
Winslow, Arizona

Jack Rabbit Trading Post

This Route 66 classic sports a giant fiberglass rabbit that you can ride.
34.9682, -110.4305
Brick supports hold the crumbly cave up.
Nottinghamshire, England

Bell Inn Caves

There's a labyrinth of medieval chambers hidden deep below a 15th-century pub.
52.9535, -1.1520
It's easy to miss the house wedged between these churches.
Porto, Portugal

Carmo and Carmelitas Churches

A hidden three-foot-wide house separates these two regal churches.
41.1473, -8.6165
The Chapel in the Crag
Knaresborough, England

Chapel of Our Lady of the Crag

A 600-year-old mini shrine guarded by a sword-wielding knight hides in a crumbling cliff face.
54.0028, -1.4656
The horned helmet.
Leeds, England

Horned Helmet Of Henry VIII

The bizarre headgear looks like it was made for a fool, not a king.
53.7919, -1.5324
The Lost Caves.
Nottinghamshire, England

The Lost Caves

Hidden in a grotto 26 feet below Nottingham's oldest hotel, this stylish subterranean drinking den is notoriously hard to find.
52.9537, -1.1444
Matmata underground house.
Matmatat-Al-Qadimal, Tunisia

Matmata Underground Houses

Made famous by "Star Wars," these troglodyte homes face an uncertain future.
33.5426, 9.9673
The Nine Ladies.
Stanton Lees, England

Nine Ladies Stone Circle

Legend says this little-known stone circle is formed from people petrified as punishment for dancing on the Sabbath.
53.1679, -1.6290
The original Southwold Jack in St Edmunds Church.
Southwold, England

Southwold Jack

Keep a lookout for replicas of this wooden soldier hiding in plain sight all around town.
52.3282, 1.6787
The building lit up at night.
Los Angeles, California

LAX Theme Building

This quirky UFO-shaped curiosity is often mistaken for the airport’s control tower.
33.9441, -118.4024
Clown Egg Register
London, England

Clown Egg Register

An archive of ceramic eggs painted to record clowns' personal makeup designs.
51.5444, -0.0731
Roman circus of Tarragona.
Tarragona, Spain

Roman Circus and Praetorian Tower

Long tunnels run under the ancient chariot racing circuit to the tower.
41.1161, 1.2570