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The Chester Rows in an earlier century.
Chester, England

Chester Rows

Mysteriously stacked storefront paths give this medieval British town an iconic style like none other.
53.1902, -2.8891
Old Calton Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland

Old Calton Cemetery

A 18th century graveyard and its astonishing cortege of macabre iconography.
55.9541, -3.1858
Shendi, Sudan

Meroe Pyramids

These Nubian pyramids are strange and unique, even by pyramid standards.
16.9400, 33.7500
The ruins of Troy
Çanakkale, Turkey

Troy

This famous city eluded concrete detection until the early 2000's.
40.1553, 26.4142
Gustave Eiffel's Secret Apartment
Paris, France

Gustave Eiffel's Secret Apartment

High atop the Eiffel Tower is a small apartment built exclusively to entertain the science elite and make the rest of Paris jealous.
48.8584, 2.2945
East Molesey, England

Hampton Court Maze

England's oldest surviving hedge maze has been confusing visitors for over 300 years.
51.3985, -0.3494
Eilean Donan
Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland

Eilean Donan

The most iconic structure in Scotland has been home to bishops, colonels, and Sean Connery characters.
57.2739, -5.5162
East Sussex, England

Beachy Head

England's most notorious suicide spot.
50.7374, 0.2477
The church's interior
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
41.4036, 2.1744
London, England

Sir John Soane's Museum

A cluttered and astounding collection of ethnographic items.
51.5168, -0.1176
One of the many gruesome dioramas.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history and 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
51.5025, -0.1188
London, England

Temple Church

An unusual round church in London with a Templar past.
51.5131, -0.1103
Dome
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.
51.5138, -0.1004
A Lycian rock tomb.
Fethiye, Turkey

Lycian Rock Tombs

These tombs were built into the side of a mountain so that ancient angels could reach the dead.
36.6186, 29.1168
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.
41.0084, 28.9779
Stones and Henge, respectively.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
51.1797, -1.8265
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
48.8594, 2.3910
Fairy Chimneys
Aksaray, Turkey

Cappadocia

Entire cities carved into ancient volcanic rock formations.
38.4174, 34.1382
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.
55.2417, -6.5112
Aerial view of Lake Hillier
Australia

Lake Hillier

An Australian lake whose pink hue defies scientific explanation.
-34.0942, 123.2033
Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor, Cambodia.
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
13.3586, 103.8626
Photo Courtesy the Long Now Foundation
Jordan

Petra

An ancient capital city 3000 years old and harboring many surprises.
30.3285, 35.4427
East Highgate
London, England

Highgate Cemetery

London's creepiest cemetery was once the site of dueling magicians and mobs of stake-carrying vampire hunters.
51.5675, -0.1483
Catacombes de Paris.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
48.8343, 2.3322