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Doha, Qatar

Souq Waqif

Qatar's oldest market can trace its origins back more than a century.
Doha, Qatar

National Museum of Qatar

The building is a gigantic piece of art inspired by the shape of a desert rose.
Delray Beach, Florida

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Japanese gardens dedicated to the Japanese farmer that refused to throw in the trowel.
Doha, Qatar

Orry the Oryx Statue

This seemingly random 30-foot statue of an oryx in Qatar's capital was a mascot for the 2006 Asian Games.
Phoenix, Arizona

The Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

A museum and tribute to a brave profession.
Memphis, Tennessee

The Jungle Room at Graceland

Elvis' own personal tropical hideaway.
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

This replica of the Greek structure is in the heart of Nashville.
Sterling, Virginia

Dulles Airport Mobile Lounges

These unusual rooms on wheels are holdovers from the 1960s.
Norfolk, Virginia

Cannonball in Saint Paul's Episcopal Church

This cannonball stands as a reminder of the final act of a fleeting governor amidst a revolution.
Newport News, Virginia

The Mariner's Museum and Park

The maritime museum that boasts the largest nautical library in the western hemisphere.
Alexandria, Virginia

Hollensbury Spite House

The narrowest house in America is seven feet of pure spite.
London, England

The Imperial War Museum London

This massive collection of British military artifacts includes the heartbreaking personal letters of the men in the trenches of WWI.
London, England

The Clink Prison Museum

An incarceration museum on the spot of possibly the oldest prison in England.
London, England

The Sherlock Holmes Museum

This London pub hides a peculiar secret: a recreation of the rooms shared at 221b Baker Street by Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
London, England

The Churchill War Rooms

The perfectly preserved underground rooms where Churchill plotted the war against Germany.
London, England

221b Baker Street

The popularity of Sherlock Holmes led to the creation of his fictional address, turning the orderly London street numbers askew.
Baturiti, Indonesia

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

This tiny lake temple dedicated to a water goddess seems to float on the surface.
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mons Meg

A six ton wedding gift to King of the Scots.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle Dog Cemetery

The final resting place of soldiers' loyal canine companions.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

This stunning concert hall has become a symbol of Iceland's national recovery.
Iceland

Garðar BA 64

The oldest steel ship in Iceland has been beached for years and is now a rusting ruin.
Iceland

Hofskirkja

This fairytale-like structure is the last turf church ever constructed in Iceland.
Vik, Iceland

Reynisdrangar

Three columns of volcanic rock shoot out of the ocean.