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Milan, Italy

Torre Velasca (Velasca Tower)

A brutalist gem towering over the heart of Milan.
York, England

'Printer's Devil'

A Reformation-era fiery figurehead once denoted this location as a print shop.
Long Beach, California

Astronaut Islands

These four islands right offshore have waterfalls, colorful lights, fancy buildings, and a secret purpose.
Santa Monica, California

Georgian Hotel

One of the first skyscrapers in Santa Monica, and a famous getaway for the Hollywood elite of then and now.
Los Angeles, California

The Magic Castle

The private clubhouse for the members of the Academy of Magical Arts.
Los Angeles, California

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Hollywood's oldest hotel is the site of the first Academy Awards, the birthplace of Marilyn Monroe's career, and the home of Montgomery Clift's ghost.
Colmar, France

Statue of Liberty, Colmar

A copy of the Statue of Liberty greets visitors to the birthplace of Auguste Bartholdi.
Como, Italy

Roman Baths of Como

This 1st-century CE Roman bath sits under a carpark.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Ali’iolani Hale

Once the site of the Hawaiian monarchy, this building was originally designed as a palace.
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Airport Runway

High winds and a short landing strip make this one of the scariest runways in the world.
Napier, New Zealand

Opossum World

This museum/fur store is devoted to educating guests on how awful opossums can be.
Waitomo, New Zealand

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Tubing through a cave lit with glowworms is a magical underground experience.
Sea Lake, Australia

Lake Tyrrell

Victoria's largest salt lake is a favorite haunt for photographers and stargazers.
Sacramento, California

Tower Bridge

Art Deco stylings conceal the true nature of this bridge.
United States / Canada

United States–Canada Border Slash

The entire length of the border is marked by a 20-foot-wide slash through the trees.
Portland, Maine

The Portland Observatory

The only remaining historic maritime signal station in the United States.
Toronto, Ontario

Graffiti Alley

A fantastic place to see murals, and an important location in the history of Toronto's legal street art scene.
Beechworth, Australia

Chinese Burning Towers

Constructed in 1857, mourners used these towers to burn offerings of paper prayers and gifts for the afterlife.
Moliagul, Australia

The Welcome Stranger Monument

This stone obelisk commemorates the discovery of the world's largest gold nugget.
Ledcourt, Australia

Heatherlie Quarry

Stone mined from this quarry was used in many prominent structures around Melbourne.
Cambridge, England

Newton's Apple Tree, Trinity College

This tree was grafted from the actual tree that led Isaac Newton to ponder the theory of gravity.
Black Range, Australia

Bunjil's Shelter

This ancient rock shelter features cave art and is one of the most culturally important sites in the country.
Williamstown, Australia

Timeball Tower

An obsolete form of timekeeping still marks the hour in this adapted 19th century lighthouse.
Williamstown, Australia

Titanic Theatre Restaurant

Enjoy all the trappings from 1912 aboard this Titanic-themed restaurant.