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Garden Island, Australia

Garden Island Ship's Graveyard

The sullen remains of vessels abandoned in the Port Adelaide River.
Gosport, England

HMS Alliance Submarine Museum

This colossal war machine is now a living museum dedicated to underwater warfare.
Portsmouth, England

Spinnaker Tower

This striking observation tower shaped like a spinnaker sail is the newest icon in historic Portsmouth.
George Town, Malaysia

Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram

Giant relaxing Buddha in Malaysia.
Mysore, India

Mysore Palace

Modest by day, illuminated majestically at sunset.
Figueres, Spain

Dalí Theatre and Museum

Giant eggs, walls of bread, and nightmare surreality mark the largest collection of works by Salvador Dalí.
Moscow, Russia

Moscow Metro Stations

The gorgeous entrances into the city's underbelly look more like grand halls than subway stops.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
Barcelona, Spain

Street Performers of Las Ramblas

The iconic boulevard is the perfect place to catch sight of a bicycling skeleton, a levitating Satan, or a chef with his head stuck in a pizza.
Barcelona, Spain

Park Güell

Gaudí's famously flamboyant architectural style is on full display in this sprawling park and garden.
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
Famagusta, Cyprus

Varosha Beach Resort

A 1970s resort city now stands abandoned, caught in the middle of a divided island.
Nicosia, Cyprus

Cyprus Buffer Zone

This no man's land slicing through the island is strewn with abandoned relics of another time.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Torture Museum

Museum preserving torture methods from the past.
Ryde, England

1930s London Underground Trains at Ryde

The Isle of Wight’s “Island Line” serviced by former London Underground trains from the 1930s.
Lyndhurst, England

Bolton's Bench

According to legend, a noble knight and a terrible dragon lie beneath this storied hill.
Looe, England

The Monkey Sanctuary

A wonderful safe haven founded in the 1960s to rescue endangered monkeys from the pet trade.
Poundbury, England

Poundbury

Before 1993, this historic-looking village—Prince Charles' pet project—didn’t exist at all.
Dorset, England

Bovington Tank Range

A popular day's outing in Bovington consists of watching military tank driving practice.
Hampshire, England

Portuguese Fireplace

This unlikely memorial honors the Canadian and Portuguese laborers who felled trees for the Allies in World War I.
Chichester, England

Weald and Downland Living Museum

This open-air heritage museum illuminates centuries of historic English life from a West Sussex village.
Dorset, England

Abbotsbury Swannery

The world's only managed flock of mute swans was established as a factory for monk meat but is now an adorable sanctuary.
Swindon, England

Swindon Magic Roundabout

This hilarious English intersection is an automotive whirlpool.
Cornwall, England

Goonhilly Earth Station

Arthur, Merlin, and Guinevere are among the largest and oldest satellite dishes on the planet.