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Barra Head Lighthouse.
Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scotland

Barra Head Lighthouse

The highest lighthouse in Scotland shines from an abandoned island.
56.7854, -7.7236
Bass Rock Gannet Colony.
East Lothian, Scotland

Bass Rock

This tiny island is home to the world's largest colony of Northern gannets.
56.0779, -2.6402
St Monans windmill and salt pans.
Saint Monans, Scotland

St Monans Salt Pans

The ruins of Scottish sea salt production.
56.2068, -2.7543
The remains of the beacon.
Fife, Scotland

Isle of May Beacon

This short white tower is all that's left of Scotland's first permanently manned lighthouse.
56.1872, -2.5573
(Greg Duncan)
Derwent Bridge, Australia

The Wall In The Wilderness

Carved panels tell the complete history of the harsh Central Highlands region.
-42.1224, 146.2483
The Bunyip.
Melbourne, Australia

The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek

A friendly monster lurks outside the State Library Victoria.
-37.8101, 144.9643
Coop's Shot Tower
Melbourne, Australia

Coop's Shot Tower

This historic Melbourne bullet factory is fully encased in a massive glass and steel cone.
-37.8101, 144.9628
Eaglehawk Neck, Australia

Eaglehawk Neck Tessellated Pavement

Extraordinary geology resembles man made pavement.
-43.0143, 147.9247
The old wellies decorate the slipway at the St Monans harbour.
St. Monans, Scotland

Wellie Garden of St Monans

Some cheeky plantings brighten an old slipway on Scotland's Firth of Forth.
56.2045, -2.7674
Downtown LA, with Griffith Observatory on the left
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for just short of 9 decades longer than intended.
34.1347, -118.3209
Stones and Henge, respectively.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
51.1797, -1.8265
Belgrade, Serbia

Ruins of Yugoslav Army Headquarters

Destroyed Serbian army headquarters sits half crumbled in a largely revitalized Belgrade.
44.8056, 20.4612
Western City Gate of Belgrade
Belgrade, Serbia

Western City Gate of Belgrade

A pair of connected skyscrapers form this symbolic gateway.
44.8203, 20.4047
Belgrade, Serbia

Ružica Church

A Serbian church lit by chandeliers made of weapons.
44.8255, 20.4513
Stara Elektrarna.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Stara Elektrarna (The Old Power Station)

A relic from the Industrial Revolution got a second life as a contemporary performing arts space.
46.0553, 14.5128
Hotel Belvedere.
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Hotel Belvedere

The complex has been abandoned since the Croatian War of Independence, barring a stint as a set for "Game of Thrones."
42.6339, 18.1308
Nine Views
Zagreb, Croatia

Nine Views

This scale model of our solar system hid in plain sight for years before a physics team sought out all the planets.
45.8348, 15.9708
Overview
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships

Where the lovelorn find a home for their sentimental keepsakes.
45.8158, 15.9736
'Roman Well'
Belgrade, Serbia

'Roman Well' of the Belgrade Fortress

A misnamed well, with a deep dark past.
44.8230, 20.4483
As seen from Šeher-Ćehaja Bridge
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo Spite House

Inat Kuća, or "House of Spite," is more than just an oddly named restaurant.
43.8585, 18.4343
Latin bridge and Museum
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Museum of the Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

The place where WWI started.
43.8579, 18.4288
Partisan Memorial Cemetery
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Partisan Memorial Cemetery

This surreal memorial/cemetery is a necropolis of crumbling stonework and puzzle-shaped headstones.
43.3404, 17.7985
Old Sarajevo Clock Tower
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Old Sarajevo Clock Tower

This historic timepiece is thought to be the only public clock in the world that keeps lunar time.
43.8592, 18.4286
Jablanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bridge on Neretva

A bridge destroyed three times: once as a ruse, then in an actual attack, and finally for the movies.
43.6577, 17.7604