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Three Sisters
Katoomba, Australia

Three Sisters

This trio of Australian rock spires may have inspired aboriginal legend or just modern tourism
-33.7150, 150.3114
Coast Cemetery
La Perouse, Australia

Coast Cemetery

Hidden among popular Sydney golf courses is a little remembered graveyard populated by smallpox victims
-33.9914, 151.2498
Olympia Milk Bar interior
Stanmore, Australia

Olympia Milk Bar

This odd 1930s shop remains stranded in time and shrouded in mystery.
-33.8883, 151.1670
Tightly-packed monuments
Rookwood, Australia

Rookwood Cemetery

The largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere
-33.8687, 151.0601
Arumpo, Australia

Mungo National Park

Prehistoric park filled with the fossils of dozens of extinct species including Australian megafauna
-33.3857, 143.0029
The SS Ayerfield
Sydney, Australia

SS Ayerfield

Nature is leading a successful mutiny on this century-old freighter
-33.8489, 151.0677
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
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona's Baby Drop-off

Turntable anonymously received orphans, alms and groceries
41.3842, 2.1687
Bunkers del Carmel
Barcelona, Spain

Bunkers of Carmel

These secluded and abandoned anti-aircraft defenses have become one the most scenic viewpoints in Barcelona
41.4193, 2.1617
Brooklyn, New York

Transmitter Park

Once a ferry dock, radio transmitter, and now a new Greenpoint park
40.7299, -73.9608
View of the museum bar
Gruyères, Switzerland

H.R. Giger Museum

The bizarre visions of H.R. Giger, tucked away in a Swiss medieval city
46.5846, 7.0830
Bern, Switzerland

Bärengraben

The bear pit or Bern, empty for the first time in nearly 500 years
46.9482, 7.4598
Ancient Agora, Athens
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape.
37.9758, 23.7247
The ruins of Knossos.
Iraklio, Greece

Knossos

A minotaur, a labyrinth, and a dubious restoration pull in visitors from around the world
35.2980, 25.1630
Heraklion, Greece

Phaistos Disc

This famous archeological mystery may be an ancient example of movable type.
35.3418, 25.1372
Wellington, New Zealand

Colossal Squid

The world's only complete colossal squid specimen is on display at the Te Papa Museum.
-41.2905, 174.7817
Starkly colors on the shores of Tekapo
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo

A perfect turquoise lake colored with glacier dust
-44.0051, 170.4775
View in an ice cave
Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Fox Glacier

A glacier pocked with ice caves and surrounded by rainforests
-43.4628, 170.0127
Baldwin Street
Dunedin, New Zealand

Baldwin Street

The world's steepest street seems to have houses sliding down it
-45.8493, 170.5344
Mad Max 2 Museum
Silverton, Australia

Mad Max 2 Museum

This shrine to film's most iconic wasteland wanderer is located in the very outback where the movies were shot
-31.8841, 141.2177
Entrance to PJ's B and B, White Cliffs, New South Wales. (Wikimedia Commons)
White Cliffs, Australia

White Cliffs

Australia's first opal field led to a mining rush in the 1890s
-30.8518, 143.0852
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsundays, Australia

Whitehaven Beach

A small, but award-winning beach known for its literally spotless reputation
-20.2798, 149.0370
Famous marker of a Queensland farm (Flickr/marj k)
Woombye, Australia

The Big Pineapple

A giant Australian fruit and tropical farm
-26.6698, 152.9908
Big Avocado. (Wikimedia Commons)
Byron Bay, Australia

Big Avocado

Giant fruit signaling the entrance to a tropical paradise
-28.6442, 153.6124