Awesome and interesting places!

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I think it's safe to say I want to visit every one of these places!

Rather unknown but really special places on earth 3


One of the most interesting sites in Fez, Morocco is the Leather Souq and the oldest leather tannery in the world. The tannery dates back at least nine centuries. You know when you're getting close to the tanneries because of the strong putrid smell emanating above the stone walls :)


Fort de Saint John de Baptist, Berlenga Island, Portugal.


The “Piano Bridge” in Shishui Village, Taitaishun County, Zhejiang Province. It is named so because the bridge resembles piano keys.


Bom Jesus do Monte is a Portuguese sanctuary in Tenões, outside the city of Braga, in northern Portugal. Its name means Good Jesus of the Mount.


Enter Salina Turda - a salt mine in Transylvania, Romania. It is now a tourist attraction, dating back to the 17th century the mine now even has a carousel ride and amphitheater deep in the cavern!


The Royal Library of Alexandria or Ancient Library of Alexandria, in Alexandria, Egypt, was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. Here you can see the new one, completed in 2002, which is inspired by the original one.


Dinant, a Walloon city and municipality located on the River Meuse in the Belgian province of Namur, Belgium. It is around 90 km south-east of Brussels.


This is Sigiriya, located in the central Matale District of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name of this place is derived from this structure —Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock.


This is Sigiriya from above - today it is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site and one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning.


Chefchaouen or Chaouen; Northwest Morocco. The city is noted for its buildings, painted in different shades of blue. Chefchaouen was painted blue by the Jewish refugees who lived there during the 1930's.


The Kansas City Public Library, a public system headquartered in the Central Library in Kansas City, Missouri.


The Craig Goch Dam, often called the Top dam, is a masonry dam in the Elan Valley of Wales.


The West Side of Taihang Mountain, Shanxi Province, China. Who's going with me?:)


If there’s one thing that you must do while you’re in Iceland, that’s taking a dip in the Blue Lagoon! There's even an outdoor Lagoon bar - have a drink there, it's not that expensive!


The Swallow's Nest is a decorative castle located between Yalta and Alupka on the Crimean peninsula, Southern Ukraine. You should also visit the Foros Church!


The Jardins suspendus de Marqueyssac ar located in the Dordogne department of South West France (they can be found between Beynac and La Roque-Gageac on the Dordogne river). From July to the end of August the gardens of Marqueyssac are open every Thursday evening and lit by candlelight, 2000 candles and a hundred other light sources, to highlight the beauty of the cliffs and the park. In different areas of the park musiciens play. A truly magical evening :)


The Glass Beach is a beach in MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, California. I am really fascinated with the fact that the ocean could turn a bunch of garbage into something so beautiful.
 

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The Elephant Rock, Heimaey, Iceland.


Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland which is up to 100 m deep and about 2 kilometres long, with the Fjaðrá river flowing through it. It is located near the Ring Road, not far from the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur.


Land's End - where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean.


Chittorgarh Fort, India


The Ice hotel at Sorrisniva, Alta, Norway. Unfortunately, one night costs about 628 $ :(


Blagaj is a village-town in the south-eastern region of the Mostar basin, in the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


The Gingerbread House - Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland.


The ivy covered university library in Lund, Sweden.


The Haʻikū Stairs, also known as the Stairway to Heaven or Haʻikū Ladder, is a steep hiking trail on the island of Oʻahu, Hawaii.


The Alcázar of Segovia (literally, Segovia Castle) is a stone fortification, located in the old city of Segovia, Spain.

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The dancing house, Prague, Czech Republic. The architect originally named the house Fred and Ginger (after the famous dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers) but this nickname is now rarely used; moreover, the architect himself was later "afraid to import American Hollywood kitsch to Prague",so refuted his own idea.


And last but not least: This is the Weißgerbergasse in Nuremberg, Germany - my actual hometown! I would LOVE to get MORE messages from all of you (the messages I got so far are great- keep it going!) - tell me about your favourite secret and unknown places (in your hometown or anywhere else), so I can add it to the next post! :) I hope I can expand your travel bucket list:))
 

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Some more!


Swarovski Crystal Worlds, Innsbruck, Austria (absolutely stunning!)


The peacock room in Castello du Sammezzano regello, Tuscany


Giant's causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland (The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is also in that region)


Rock tombs in Myra, Lycia, Turkey (you can also visit the real santa claus there - in the Saint Nicholas Church)


Ristorante Grotta Palazzese in the town of Polignano a Mare in southern Italy (province of Bari, Apulia)


Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France


Taormina, Sicily, Italy


The bone church (the bones of up to 40000 people) in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic (not far away from Prague)


Phraya Nakhon cave, Sam Roi Yot National Park, Pranburi, Thailand

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The Singing Ringing Tree, Lancashire, England

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Mitchell falls, Australia


Bolwoningen, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (These are real houses)


Salvation mountain, Niland, California


The Merry Cemetery of Săpânța, Maramureş, Romania


Marsaxlokk, Malta


Hosier lane, Melbourne, Australia


Devil's bridge, Kromlauer Park, Kromlau, Germany


Natural pool in Hierapolis, Turkey - where the Egyptian queen herself is said to have swam on her visit!
 
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Huacachina, Peruvian desert


Pamukkale, Turkey


Pangong Tso Lake, a narrow saline lake in the Himalayas between Tibet and India


The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Saint Petersburg, Russia (go inside, it's worth it!)


The Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in Gansu Province, China


Chichilianne, Rhone Alpes, France
 
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This Arabian Knights Farm located in small town Williowbrook, IL. I live very close to it and it's an awesome place with animals crawling all over it. Such a cool place hidden in a by the numbers, but still pretty suburban neighborhood. I discovered this place via Resistance Pro Wrestling, owned by Billy Corgan. The real treat is what's inside the barn. It's such an awesome place with fish tanks, games, dance floor, farm stuff, etc. Here's pics associated with the R-Pro events inside the barn.




Very cool place and I enjoyed buying merch from the talent themselves and a giant goose was just walking around too. It ain't like the stuff PV posted, but it's a small yet beautiful place with unique events, animals, and people.
 

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Pripyat, Ukraine.

I am fascinated by urban/industrial decay. There is something haunting in its quiet beauty, the busy-ness and humanity that at one time occupied its existence, now just faded memories.
 

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I am proud to say that I have been to 3 of the places listed in this entire thread!
now where is my trophy?