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Venice, Italy

Scala Contarini del Bovolo

This palatial spiral staircase was so unique the name "snail" was given to the noble family who built it.
45.4348, 12.3345
Château d'Abbadie
Hendaye, France

Château d'Abbadie

The eclectic observatory castle of a 19th-century astronomer and explorer.
43.3774, -1.7496
Skookumchuck Narrows, with rapids as seen from Roland Point.
Egmont, British Columbia

Skookumchuck Narrows

The water swaps direction twice a day, whipping into a frenzy of whirlpools and rapids.
49.7372, -123.8982
Rumicolca near Pikillaqta, Cusco Region
Quispicanchi, Peru

Rumicolca

The Incas turned this ancient Wari aqueduct into an imposing defensive gate.
-13.6218, -71.7076
Trenches at Sanctuary Wood.
Ypres, Belgium

Sanctuary Wood

A rare example of World War I trenches from the British front.
50.8363, 2.9458
Two of the ravens at the Tower of London.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
51.5087, -0.0762
The Inca Bridge, a backdoor to Machu Picchu.
Urubamba, Peru

Inca Bridge

A backdoor to Machu Picchu that only the most foolhardy infiltrator would attempt to breach.
-13.1704, -72.5441
B. P. Roberts' tombstone.
Key West, Florida

Key West Cemetery

The island residents are known for taking their quirky sense of humor with them to the grave.
24.5563, -81.7953
The Jade Pagoda.
Kyaukse, Myanmar (Burma)

Werawsana Jade Pagoda

The tower claims to be the world's only pagoda made entirely from Myanmar's lucrative gemstone.
21.8574, 96.0202
An abandoned blockhouse.
Capbreton, France

Capbreton Blockhouses

Abandoned blockhouses from Nazi Germany's Atlantic Wall erode into the sea on a French beach.
43.6436, -1.4469
The Gran Hotel Bolivar in Lima, Peru.
Cercado de Lima, Peru

Gran Hotel Bolivar

Visiting dignitaries and Hollywood stars once stayed at the 1920s hotel, alongside the ghosts that are said to haunt its corridors.
-12.0509, -77.0352
The columns looking out over the Venetian Lagoon.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Lost Third Column

Two stone columns flank the grand Venice square, but there were supposed to be three.
45.4330, 12.3388
Les Sables-d'Olonne, France

L'île Penotte Seashell Art

Wall after wall of this French seaside neighborhood is intricately decorated with seashells and corals.
46.4953, -1.7836
The salt hill.
Egerszalók, Hungary

Salt Hill

The massive white mound and accompanying water terraces are a striking geological oddity.
47.8539, 20.3339
Marionettes.
Salzburg, Austria

The World of Puppets Museum

A small marionette collection located within the dark cellars of an 11th-century Austrian castle.
47.7949, 13.0477
Floating gardens, Inle Lake.
Taunggyi, Myanmar (Burma)

Floating Gardens of Inle Lake

A series of tiny artificial islands rich with produce bob atop the surface of the lake.
20.4923, 96.8901
Water still flows through
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
51.5074, -0.0769
Mosaics
Rabat, Malta

Domvs Romana

The remains of a 1st-century aristocratic Roman town house featuring beautiful well-preserved mosaics.
35.8851, 14.4004
A relief of surgical instruments.
Nagoa Ash Shatb, Egypt

Temple of Kom Ombo

One of its engravings is believed to be among the first representations of medical and surgical instruments.
24.4521, 32.9283
Piazza dell'Anfiteatro in Lucca.
Lucca, Italy

Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

This bustling Italian plaza is built on the ruins of an ancient Roman amphitheater.
43.8453, 10.5061
Fresque des Québécois
Québec City, Québec

The Murals of Quebec City

A contemporary fresco movement illustrates the region's rich history.
46.8107, -71.2035
Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elfreth's Alley

This charming colonial alleyway is one of the oldest continuously used residential streets in the U.S.
39.9528, -75.1424
The Squero di San Trovaso.
Venice, Italy

Squero di San Trovaso

Where Venice's gondolas go for a tune-up.
45.4303, 12.3259
Mrs Mallard and her entire brood.
Boston, Massachusetts

Make Way for Ducklings Statue

Mrs. Mallard and her brood are a beloved fixture in Boston Public Garden.
42.3555, -71.0698