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Angels Flight: The World’s Shortest Railway


Angels Flight is a historic narrow gauge funicular railway located in the Bunker Hill district of downtown Los Angeles, California.

The Chimneypots of Paris Rooftops


A trivial but iconic architectural element of Europe are the chimneypots that adorn the rooftops of houses and buildings.

Wenchuan Earthquake Memorial Museum


On 12 May, 2008, a devastating earthquake in Wenchuan County, in Sichuan, China, left nearly 70,000 people killed and over 18,000 missing.

Mount Bromo: The Hungry Volcano


Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia, is the youngest of several volcanoes in the Tengger massif, and is one of Java’s most active volcanoes.

Ai Pioppi: An Amusement Park Built by One Man


In the Italian town of Nervesa della Battaglia, about 45 kilometers north of Venice, is a restaurant named Ai Pioppi.

Historic Panoramic Paintings And Cycloramas


The word ‘panorama’ is used very frequently in modern times. The rise of mobile phone photography and the ability to take panoramic photographs without specialized equipment contributed to its popularity.

Asphalt Lakes And The Secrets in Their Depths


Some of the world’s strangest lakes are filled not with water but with asphalt, also known bitumen, the same material that roads are paved with.

Fictional Bridges on Euro Banknotes Become Real


In 2002, the European Central Bank introduced seven new bank notes to the union. Each note featured an artwork of a bridge on the back.

Paternoster: This Elevator Never Stops


The paternoster is kind of elevator that consist of a chain of open compartments that move up and down continuously through the vertical shaft of a building in a loop and without stopping.

The Round City of Baghdad


The city of Baghdad was founded in the 8th century as the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate, by its caliph al-Mansur.

The Giant Pink Bunny at Colletto Fava


On the hills of the 5,000 foot high Colletto Fava mountain in northern Italy's Piedmont region, there lies an enormous pink bunny.

The Infinite Bridge in Aarhus, Denmark


The “Infinite Bridge” is located in Denmark’s second-largest city Aarhus. Designed by Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter for the 2015 “Sculpture by the Sea” festival, the bridge is circular measuring 200 feet in diameter and is positioned at the beach with most of the span standing above the waters of the bay.

Friedrich Bayer Bridge, Sao Paulo


The Friedrich Bayer Bridge is located in front of headquarters of the German multinational pharmaceutical company Bayer, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Whitney Plantation: America’s First And Only Slavery Museum


Whitney Plantation is located near Wallace, in Louisiana, on the historic River Road in St. John the Baptist Parish, less than an hour from New Orleans.

A Blast From The Past: Episode 22


From the archives of Amusing Planet. Spectacular Caves and Rocks at Staffa Island The island of Staffa in Scotland is probably best known for its unique geological features, such as the many caves and the unique shape of the basalt columns which are also found in the Giant's Causeway.

Bierpinsel: Berlin’s Beer Brush Building


The Bierpinsel, officially the “Tower Restaurant Steglitz”, was supposed to look like a tree, but it ended up looking like a gigantic brush, so locals it Bierpinsel, which is literally “beer brush”.

Justo Gallego’s Self Built Cathedral


About 20 km from Madrid is the small town of Mejorada del Campo. There on a farmland inherited from his family, Justo Gallego Martínez, better known as Don Justo, is building an amazing cathedral covering more than 8,000 square meters.

UNESCO Inscribes 9 New Heritage Sites


The World Heritage Committee, the cultural arm of the United Nations is currently meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, for its 40th session.

Bingham Canyon Mine Landslide


On April 10, 2013, a gigantic chunk of earth and rocks gave away and crashed into the humongous pit created by copper mining at the Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah, the United States.

The Thousand Shrines of Sahasralinga


There is a place in the district of Uttara Kannada of Karnataka state in India, where hundreds of shrines of the Hindu god Shiva are carved in the exposed rocks of the Shalmala riverbed and on its banks.


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