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Tokyo, Japan

Asagaya Shinmeigu Shrine

Next to one of Tokyo's bustling train stations, this ancient Shinto shrine offers an oasis of tranquility.

Southwold, United Kingdom

Swan Hotel

The Swan Hotel, and the brewery behind it, has a 600 year history of brewing ale.

Vienna, Austria

Amalienbad

Built to encourage personal hygiene and physical fitness at a time when few Viennese residents had their own bathrooms.

Yazd, Iran

Yazd Science Museum

The biology section exhibits life at all its stages, from embryo formation to a roughly 800-year-old woman’s skeleton.

Adelaide, Australia

Dun & Bradstreet Building

Dun & Bradstreet have moved on from this particular outpost—but the facade still bears their fine script.

Sydney, Australia

North Sydney Olympic Pool

At the time of its debut, this brick entryway welcomed guests to “the wonder pool of Australasia”.

Sapporo, Japan

Olympic Museum

Major Theodor Edler von Lerch, an Austro-Hungarian soldier, brought skiing to Japan when he visited in the winter of 1911 to observe the Imperial Army, which had just won the Russo-Japanese War.

Tangalle, Sri Lanka

Amanwella

This resort exemplifies the style known as tropical modernism.

Masada National Park, Israel

Camel Crossing

Camels in this UNESCO world heritage site are ridden almost exclusively by tourists seeking the romance of a bygone era.

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Kibo Hut

Nearly every climber who has summited since has recorded his or her thoughts about the extreme accomplishment in a book stored in a wooden box at the top.

Aguascalientes, Mexico

Parque K. M. Romo Gymnasium

Romolandia is a seventeen-acre amusement park featuring games, rides, and sports facilities, including this stunning basketball court.

Florence, Italy

Fotoautomatica

Two euros and a bit of patience get you the traditional strip of four black-and-white photographs.

Thrumster, Scotland

Thrumster Station

A short-lived light-rail stop between Wick and Lybster in Scotland’s county of Caithness—known enigmatically as the “Land Beyond the Highlands” -- remains in good condition.

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Pletna Boat

Special boats running atop a picturesque Alpine lake located near the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana.

Budapest, Hungary

Matthias Church

The church’s present facade, topped by this one-of-a-kind glazed quilt, blends multiple traditions into a graceful whole.

Tigre, Argentina

Club de Regatas La Marina

An iconic athletic institution associated as much with its successful rugby and field hockey squads as its rowing program.

New York, New York, United States

161 Duane Street

PSA: This building has *NOTHING* to do with our friends at Whalebone Magazine.

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Gartner Auditorium

A grand organ's renovated concert space is housed in an unexpected institution.

Miami, Florida, United States

Olympia Theater

A downtown Miami theater who's fate continues to be intertwined with a philanthropist and his legacy

Millinocket, Maine, United States

Baxter State Park

When Maine governor Percival Baxter established Baxter State Park, he wrote into its deed that it would remain "forever wild".

Lincoln, United Kingdom

Lincoln Cathedral

This cathedral was once the tallest building in the world -- surpassing the Pyramids of Giza.

Fort Myers, Florida, United States

Burroughs Home & Gardens

A mansion that hosted a cast of characters that were the envy of all Ft. Myers.

Fujikawaguchiko, Japan

Fuji Electric Railway

This Railway shares a surprising partnership with a railway across the world -- in Switzerland.

Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia

Black Lighthouse

A lighthouse that was attacked by a foe that it didn't expect.

Glava, Sweden

Grandstand

By the appearance of their grandstand, the team struggled with maintaining the requisite rowdy fan base to boost their morale.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Carpenters’ Hall

This assembly hall has played host to a slew of visitors from rebellious revolutionaries to notorious bank robbers.

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