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Rapa Nui, Chile

Kotepokouri Rano Kau

A volcanic crater that visitors can look inside.
Dublin, Ireland

Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum

This is the largest cemetery in Ireland and the first cemetery museum in the world.
Dublin, Ireland

The Famine Memorial in Dublin

The somber sculptures commemorating Irish Famine on the river Liffey in Dublin.
Dublin, Ireland

Dublinia

Experience what life was like in Ireland during the Viking and medieval ages.
Dublin, Ireland

The Long Room Library at Trinity College

The gorgeous library at Trinity College is home to remarkable treasures of Irish identity.
Lisbon, Portugal

Jerónimos Monastery

Elaborately carved to showcase the glorious wealth that the age of exploration brought to the Portuguese empire.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mausoleum of José de San Martín

The final resting place of the liberator of Argentina is guarded around the clock by two soldiers.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cementerio de la Recoleta

Buenos Aires' city of the dead contains some very famous remains, including Eva Perón.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

This historic, palatial theater is now one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores.
Seattle, Washington

Plymouth Pillars Park

The four tall pillars once marked the entrance of the historic Seattle church that fought for women's suffrage and civil rights.
Inaccessible Island

Inaccessible Island

It might not be as impossible to reach as its name would imply, but just about.
Ascension Island

Ascension Island

Remote, volcanic island that Darwin, Hooker, and the Royal Navy shaped into a thriving, artificial ecosystem.
Antarctica

Esperanza Base

The birthplace of the very first human resident born in Antarctica.
Longwood, Saint Helena

Longwood House

Napoleon’s home in exile, decorated with poisonous wallpaper.
Jamestown, Saint Helena

Jacob's Ladder

A grueling 699-step stairway to a heavenly view of the island of Saint Helena.
Stanley, Falkland Islands

Christ Church Cathedral

The southernmost Anglican cathedral in the world has whale bones standing in its yard.
Stanley, Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands Totem Pole

Where British troops serving on the remote islands paid tribute to their faraway hometowns.
Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

The Grave of Ernest Shackleton

Final resting place of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton.
Falkland Islands

The Shipwreck of Lady Elizabeth

This haunting ghost ship stands beached in the waters off the coast of the Falkland Islands.
Antarctica

East Base

One of America's oldest Antarctic research bases is abandoned but still just waiting for visiting explorers.
Antarctica

Deception Island

An abandoned whaling station on an active volcano offers hot springs in Antarctica, surrounded by ruined giants of industry.
Tristan da Cunha

Tristan da Cunha

The world's most remote permanent settlement on an active volcano.
Seattle, Washington

Suzzallo Library Reading Room

With its vaulted ceiling and gilded details, this University of Washington library would feel right at home inside an old palace.
Seattle, Washington

Elephant Car Wash Sign

Now housed in a museum, this giant pink elephant stood in downtown Seattle for more than 60 years.