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Gaztelugatxe
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Spain

Gaztelugatxe

Hundreds of stone stairs and a winding medieval bridge connect this haunting Spanish island to the mainland.
43.4470, -2.7850
(WikiCommons)
Beijing, China

Ming Dynasty Tombs

Ming Dynasty necropolis raided during the Cultural Revolution.
40.2207, 116.2312
The Forbidden City
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
39.9225, 116.3968
Riga, Latvia

Black Cat of Riga

A black cat protests the City Guild in Riga's Old Town.
56.9501, 24.1084
Riga, Latvia

Art Nouveau in Riga

Flamboyant architecture from the turn of 20th century.
56.9595, 24.1088
San Pedro, Spain

San Pedro de Cervatos Erotic Carvings

A small church ornamented with medieval erotic sculptures.
42.9559, -4.1487
via Julia Augustus at the Balzi-Rossi caves in Grimaldi
Grimaldi, Italy

Cavillon Cave at Grimaldi

A beautiful discovery site of prehistoric burials.
43.7833, 7.5356
Musée National de la Maison Bonaparte
Ajaccio, France

Maison Bonaparte

Napoleon's childhood home is now open for people to explore the beginnings of France's short general.
41.9181, 8.7389
The grade is about 37 degrees
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

Built in 1870 at the bridge that connected Buda and Pest, this spectacular incline railway was almost lost forever during World War II.
47.4982, 19.0391
The train station.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Wales

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

This Welsh village gave itself a ridiculous name in a publicity stunt a century ahead of its time.
53.2211, -4.2099
A Strokkur geyser eruption
Iceland

Haukadalur Geothermal Field

This valley of hot springs and boiling mud pots is home to the record-holding "Geysir," which originated the English word.
64.3104, -20.3023
Rainbow
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
64.3270, -20.1200
General Sherman
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
36.5817, -118.7514
Due to changing hands and responsibilities throughout the years, the lighthouse has fallen into disrepair.
Pescadero, California

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

A New England-style lighthouse along California's beautiful Highway 1 gets a re-do.
37.1822, -122.3943
Battery Spencer with with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
37.8339, -122.5329
Yoda Fountain
San Francisco, California

Yoda Fountain

There is no trying to fall in love with this Star Wars fountain, you just do or do not.
37.7989, -122.4505
Exterior view of the Vehicle Assembly Building.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
28.5863, -80.6513
Tourists flock to the buoy (Flickr/Turtle43)
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
24.5465, -81.7975
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The former home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer is now home to dozens of six-toed cats.
24.5511, -81.8005
The Constitution
Vilnius, Lithuania

Republic of Uzupis

This micro-nation may be some sort of prank, but its constitution sure seems official.
54.6804, 25.2938
Quay House, The Smallest House in Great Britain
Conwy, Wales

Quay House, The Smallest House in Great Britain

A former fisherman's hut deemed too small for habitation is now a delightful tourist draw.
53.2824, -3.8286
Rebirth looks good on you, hangar
Tallinn, Estonia

Seaplane Harbour

Disused seaplane hangar gets a second life as the jaw-dropping home of Estonia's museum of maritime history.
59.4514, 24.7384
Glasgow, Scotland

Govan Stones

Early Medieval stones sit on display at the beautiful Govan Old Church in Glasgow.
55.8646, -4.3129
Specimens
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow Hunterian Museum

200 year old collection of oddities and medical paraphernalia.
55.8717, -4.2880