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I Street Bridge
West Sacramento, California

I Street Bridge

I Street Bridge is the heaviest swinging center bridge in the United States
38.5866, -121.5076
Alcatraz from the Bay 2012
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
37.8267, -122.4230
Mock up of Mazarrón 2 during archaeological invstigation, National Museum of Underwater Archaeology, Cartagena,
Puerto de Mazarrón, Spain

Phoenician Ships of Mazarrón

Two 2,500-year-old Phoenician boats found on the coast of Spain, giving incredible insight into the ancient maritime traders.
37.5595, -1.2680
Temporary exhibition building
Cartagena, Spain

National Museum of Underwater Archeology

An impressive display of ships and artifacts from the ancient Mediterranean maritime trade.
37.5977, -0.9809
Demolition gear and No 7 Settler Tank
Hartlepool, England

Steetley Magnesite

Derelict chemical plant on the North Sea is a beautiful industrial ruin
54.7052, -1.2045
Keppel's Column, named after Admiral Augustus Keppel.
Rotherham, England

Keppel's Column

An oddly shaped tower built to mark the acquittal of Admiral Keppel in a controversial 1770s case.
53.4480, -1.4152
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Mackwoods Tea Plantation Sign

A Sri Lankan tea factory's ironic take on the Los Angeles landmark.
7.0243, 80.7191
The memorial marker is alongside the Derwent Dam.
Derbyshire, England

Memorial to Tip the Faithful Sheepdog

The heroic tale of a remarkable pup who refused to leave her master's side, no matter what.
53.4047, -1.7444
Just your average rowing practice beneath dangling cars
Portugalete, Spain

Vizcaya Bridge

Two towns are linked by an engineering marvel masquerading as a boring suspension bridge
43.3231, -3.0169
A scene from the beauty contest between Cassiopeia and the Nereids seen in the House of Aion.
Paphos, Cyprus

The Mosaics of Paphos

The ancient mosaics here are considered among the finest in the world, and serve as a stunning record of Greco-Roman daily life.
34.7561, 32.4083
View from the Memorial Bench
Whitby, England

Bram Stoker Memorial Seat

The view that inspired the scenes of Dracula's first landing in England.
54.4891, -0.6158
Old Zakopane Cemetery
Zakopane, Poland

Old Zakopane Cemetery

Polish luminaries and masterful folk art find sanctuary in this unique cemetery.
49.2969, 19.9470
RAF Upper Heyford
Upper Heyford, England

RAF Upper Heyford

A rotting air force base is now home to rare birds and scarce plants
51.9294, -1.2796
Blue Lagoon
Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant
63.8801, -22.4494
Þingvellir Church
Iceland

Þingvellir Church

This beautiful, historic church looks like something out of a simpler past
64.2572, -21.1211
Creissels, France

Millau Viaduct

The world's tallest bridge is possibly also the most elegant.
44.0775, 3.0228
Gunnuhver, Iceland's biggest hot spring.
Iceland

Gunnuhver

Iceland's largest hot spring is a little bit haunted and a little bit dangerous.
63.8193, -22.6852
Þingvellir
Iceland

Þingvellir

The picturesque birthplace of Icelandic democracy is drenched in the blood of its brutal past
64.2581, -21.1250
Whales of Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland

Whales of Iceland

Iceland is home to the largest whale museum in Europe which allows visitors to walk among life-size giants
64.1553, -21.9472
Reykjavik, Iceland

Piece of Berlin Wall In Iceland

A bit of the Berlin Wall was gifted to the Icelandic capital to commemorate the 25th anniversary of German reunification.
64.1464, -21.9059
Hekla with Reflection
Iceland

Hekla

A stratovolcano located in the south of Iceland, with a long history of charted activity and a rich mythology attached
63.9035, -19.3520
A Strokkur geyser eruption
Iceland

Haukadalur Geothermal Field

This valley of hot springs and boiling mud pots is home to the record-holding "Geysir," which originated the English word.
64.3104, -20.3023
Rainbow
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
64.3270, -20.1200
Iceland

Midlina

Walk in the footsteps of the gods and straddle two tectonic plates
63.8683, -22.6754