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Leiden, Netherlands

The Wall Poems of Leiden

The works of poetry's biggest names grace the walls of the city of Leiden, all carefully painted by hand.
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

This iconic Parisian bookstore doubles as the "Tumbleweed Hotel" for traveling writers.
Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz Mystery Spot

A "gravitational anomaly" located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California.
Magelang, Indonesia

Borobudur

Hundreds of Buddhas in a re-discovered Indonesian temple.
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Banana

One of the first big sculptures anywhere in Australia.
Wingen, Australia

Burning Mountain

6000-year-old coal fire moves one meter per year.
Port Campbell, Australia

The Twelve Apostles

Nine limestone rock stacks on Australia's "Shipwreck Coast."
Simpang Renggiang, Indonesia

Lengkuas Island

A hundred and twenty year old twelve story lighthouse located on a beautiful Indonesian island.
The Hague, Netherlands

Madurodam

A miniature city, once ruled by the Queen of the Netherlands.
Big Sur, California

The Henry Miller Memorial Library

It's not your typical library, memorial, or book store.
San Luis Obispo, California

The Dorn Pyramid

A Mysterious Masonic tomb in San Luis Obispo.
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

A hotel and restaurant serving as the mecca of kitsch.
San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo's Bubblegum Alley

An alley covered with 20 years of bubble gum.
The Hague, Netherlands

Panorama Mesdag

The largest 19th century panorama in the world still in-situ.
Ventura, California

Ventura Oil Refinery

Rusty industrial city full of oxidized distillation towers.