Total Eclipse: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Festival of Science, Music, and Celestial Wonder. August 19–21, 2017 in Eastern Oregon.
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Oakwood Hospital
Maidstone, England

Kent County Lunatic Asylum (Oakwood Hospital)

This former abandoned hospital, a complex of stunning 19th century buildings, once housed 2,000 psychiatric patients.
51.2691, 0.4854
The piece bears some resemblance to designs of eastern European origin.
Kent, England

The Lady in the Woods

This oak sculpture at the edge of a small wood is nine feet tall and shrouded in mystery.
51.2369, 0.7808
Maidstone's Mummy, Ta-Kush, is 2,700 years old. All photos by Alan Tigwell.
Maidstone, England

Maidstone Mummy

This 2,700-year-old woman is the jewel of the Maidstone Museum's Egyptian collection.
51.2760, 0.5205
Greece

Sami

A spectacular cave and a beguiling lake
38.2570, 20.6236
Winston Churchill Ave. runs across the Gibraltar Airport runway.
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar Airport

Single runway interrupted by a busy road that cuts across its middle
36.1512, -5.3500
Cerne Abbas, England

The Cerne Abbas Giant

Giant naked man on a hillside
50.8137, -2.4746
Taxidermy animals and a whale skeleton
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

70 million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home
51.4966, -0.1765
London, England

Temple Church

An unusual round church in London with a sordid past
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The cycle of artists painting over prior pieces begins
London, England

Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel

A hands-off space for graffiti artists to hone and display their skills
51.5015, -0.1150
Inside the dome of St. Paul's
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome
51.5138, -0.1004
London, England

The Navigators

Ship-sized kinetic sculptural fantasy
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The exterior of the Great Hall of the Palace.
London, England

Eltham Palace

Art Deco and “Wrenaissance” mash-up, this recently restored royal residence has been home to kings and comes with secret monkey passages included.
51.4470, 0.0487
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
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
Kelvedon Hatch, England

Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

The biggest and deepest Cold War bunker open to the public in southeast England.
51.6721, 0.2617
Wiltshire, England

Woodhenge

The first archaeological site discovered by aerial photography
51.1894, -1.7858
Stones and Henge, respectively.
England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
51.1797, -1.8265
(Flickr/Ethelred the Unusual)
Charmouth, England

Charmouth Beach

Cliffs full of fossils at the portal to England's Jurassic Coast
50.7334, -2.9020
(Flickr/DoNotLick)
Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha

Valley in Hong Kong holds a tranquil Buddha that wants your money
22.2526, 113.8997
Noonday Gun
Hong Kong

Noonday Gun

This naval gun is fired every day at noon, an odd timekeeping tradition the origin of which is local legend.
22.2826, 114.1838
Boat dweller wearing a traditional hat
Hong Kong

Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter

A small subculture of boat dwellers keep their traditional way of living alive at this Hong Kong Typhoon Shelter.
22.2846, 114.1852
Lewes Bonfire
Lewes, England

Lewes Bonfire

Both church and state get put to the torch in this annual festival in the "Bonfire Capital of the World"
50.8739, 0.0088
Seven Sisters Cliffs
East Sussex, United Kingdom

Seven Sisters Cliffs

These stark white cliffs were spat up by the sea and are slowly being retaken by it
50.7519, 0.1715
Brighton Beach Flint Sculpture Garden
Brighton, England

Brighton Beach Flint Grotto

One fisherman has used his love of pebbles and shore to create a crazy garden of rocky art
50.8179, -0.1283