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Victoria, British Columbia

The Empress Hotel

This historic Victorian hotel has a scandalous history of affairs and murder.
Victoria, British Columbia

Fan Tan Alley

The narrowest street in Canada was once a spot for dastardly doings, now a historic piece of Chinatown.
Moncton, New Brunswick

Moncton Tidal Bore

Twice a day, the water of the Petitcodiac River flows upstream in a surfable wave.
Moncton, New Brunswick

Moncton Magnetic Hill

A mysterious spot where the laws of gravity seem not to apply.
Adelaide, Australia

'A Day Out'

These bronze sculptures sow whimsy by hamming it up on a pedestrian mall.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Torr Heads Ruins

Beautiful scenery provides the backdrop for an abandoned coastguard facility.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Samson and Goliath

These engineering masterpieces are a dominant feature of the Belfast skyline.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

'The Salmon of Knowledge'

A giant sculpture of the legendary "Salmon of Knowledge" celebrates the return of fish to Belfast's River Lagan.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Albert Memorial Clock

This massive monument has been telling the time for 150 years—at a slight angle.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

St. George's Market

The last Victorian market in Belfast.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Europa Hotel

It was once nicknamed "the most bombed hotel in Europe."
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Crown Liquor Saloon

This Victorian-era public house has set the standard for pub-style elegance for over a hundred years.
Sayulita, Mexico

Cementerio de Sayulita

This colorful, ornately-decorated cemetery sits next to a quiet cove known as "the beach of the dead."
Paphos, Cyprus

The Mosaics of Paphos

The ancient mosaics here are considered among the finest in the world, and serve as a stunning record of Greco-Roman daily life.
Kouklia, Cyprus

Aphrodite's Rock

This sea stack in Cyprus is traditionally seen as the birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite.
Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Ayia Napa Sculpture Park

A secluded oasis of contemporary art and natural beauty.
Nicosia, Cyprus

Cyprus Buffer Zone

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

Büyük Han

The largest caravanserai in Cyprus also includes amazing examples of Ottoman architecture.
Qrendi, Malta

Mnajdra

This Stone Age solar temple aligns with the sun on each equinox and solstice.
Valletta, Malta

Valletta Tunnels

A centuries-old forgotten underworld lies beneath Malta.
Valletta, Malta

St. John’s Co-Cathedral Skeleton Tombstones

The floor of this spectacular Baroque sanctuary is covered in memento mori.
Valletta, Malta

Church of St. Paul's Shipwreck

This church is named for one of the most dramatic tales in the early Christian church.
Izamal, Mexico

Convento de San Antonio de Padua (Convent of Saint Anthony of Padua)

Its sunny hues are believed to have inspired the town's color palette.
Ubud, Indonesia

Sacred Monkey Forest (Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana)

Hindu temple of the dead home to hundreds of long-tailed macaques.