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The Canada France Hawaii Telescope.
Hilo, Hawaii

Mauna Kea

Earth's tallest volcano is home to a dozen world-class observatories.
19.8244, -155.4733
Parker Ranch
Waimea, Hawaii

Parker Ranch

This Hawaiian cattle ranch acts as a museum devoted to the island cowboys that predate the wild west.
20.0199, -155.6821
'Akaka Falls
Pepeekeo, Hawaii

'Akaka Falls

These picturesque Hawaiian falls are home to a rare species of fish that uses a special sucker to climb up cliffs.
19.8531, -155.1565
Water still flows through
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
51.5074, -0.0769
Angels around
Paris, France

Napoleon's Angels

Twelve grave-faced marble angels guard the emperor's tomb at Les Invalides.
48.8552, 2.3126
The basement jail cell, with its rare yellow bricks.
Frostburg, Maryland

The Jail in the Gunter Hotel

The antique hotel still has a jail in the basement, though the cockfighting ring is long gone.
39.6578, -78.9281
Looking over the gorge and Columbia River
Corbett, Oregon

Vista House at Crown Point

This extravagant Art Nouveau rest stop features a million-dollar view of the Columbia River.
45.5396, -122.2443
Lower Lower Wacker Drive.
Chicago, Illinois

Lower Lower Wacker Drive

Illegal drag racing two stories beneath Chicago’s streets.
41.8869, -87.6296
Michael Jackson Memorial Tree
Budapest, Hungary

Michael Jackson Memorial Tree

A random tree outside a Budapest hotel has become a DIY shrine to the late singer.
47.4975, 19.0521
Overview
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships

Where the lovelorn find a home for their sentimental keepsakes.
45.8158, 15.9736
The Stiftskeller is through the arches to the right of St. Peter's
Salzburg, Austria

St. Peter's Stiftskeller

Quite possibly the world's oldest restaurant.
47.7975, 13.0440
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Pestsäule (Plague Column)

Baroque celebration of the end of the Great Plague of Vienna.
48.2087, 16.3697
Postojna, Slovenia

Olm

The "dragon babies" of southeastern Europe.
45.7830, 14.2038
Martin Bricelj Baraga's Cyanometer in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Cyanometer

Martin Bricelj Baraga's monolithic sculpture measures the blueness of the sky, and changes color to match it.
46.0539, 14.5040
The concert hall
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna caves

A miniature train-ride through Slovenia's largest cave system.
45.7823, 14.2045
Lake Bled. (Wikimedia Commons)
Bled, Slovenia

Bled Island and Castle

This one-time health resort was used by aristocrats around the world.
46.3632, 14.0899
(Flickr/Trent Strohm)
Predjama, Slovenia

Predjama Castle

Castle and secret tunnel withstood a siege until its owner was killed by the Holy Roman Empire, while sitting on the toilet.
45.8158, 14.1267
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dragon Bridge

A whimsical bridge adorned with decorative dragons.
46.0519, 14.5102
Octopus on the ceiling
Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Oceanographic Museum

Museum celebrating the ocean, with the largest wunderkammer dedicated to sea exploration.
43.7310, 7.4252
(Kuriositas)
Pompei, Italy

Thermopolia of Pompeii

Ancient snack bar of the Roman Empire re-opened.
40.7507, 14.4841
Plaster cast of a dog at Pompeii.
Pompei, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
40.7516, 14.4903
In the upper station
Naples, Italy

Funicolare Centrale

In a city that boasts four separate inclined cable railways, this is one of the busiest funicular lines in the world.
40.8389, 14.2478
Barcelona, Spain

El Caganer

A fantastic Christmas tradition where defecation meets the manger.
41.3845, 2.1756
Barcelona, Spain

Mirador de Colom (Columbus Monument)

A vista of the city and sea from atop the little-known viewing deck on an unassuming Columbus statue.
41.3758, 2.1777