25 Unusual Places Around the World – Part 2

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1 Gum Wall

Gum Wall

The Market Theater Gum Wall is a brick wall covered in used chewing gum located in an alleyway in Post Alley under Pike Place Market in Downtown Seattle. It was named one of the top 5 germiest tourist attractions in 2009, second to the Blarney Stone.

2 Ebenezer Place, Wick

Ebenezer Place, Wick

Ebenezer Place, in Wick, Caithness, Scotland, is credited by the Guinness Book of Records as being the world’s shortest street at 2.06 meters (6 feet 9 inches). The street has only one address: the entrance to No. 1 Bistro, which is part of Mackays Hotel.

3 Fallen Monument Park

Fallen Monument Park

Muzeon Park of Arts (formerly the Park of the Fallen Heroes or Fallen Monument Park) is a park outside the Krymsky Val building in Moscow shared by the modern art division of Tretyakov Gallery and Central House of Artists. It is located between the Park Kultury and the Oktyabrskaya underground stations. It is the largest open-air sculpture museum in Russia, with more than 700 artworks currently on display and another 200 in storage. It is best known for its toppled statues.

4 Florence Y’all Water Tower

Florence Y'all Water Tower

The Florence Y’all Water Tower is a water tower owned by the city of Florence, Kentucky, United States. It stands between the Florence Mall and interstate highways 75 and 71, where it is seen by millions of interstate motorists annually. The 1974 tower, originally painted with the words FLORENCE MALL in giant letters, became a regional landmark after the M was changed to Y’ to address legal concerns.

5 Leaning Tower of Suurhusen

Leaning Tower of Suurhusen

The Leaning Tower of Suurhusen is a late medieval steeple in Suurhusen, a village in the East Frisian region of northwestern Germany. According to the Guinness World Records, it was the most tilted tower in the world, though in 2010 the Capital Gate tower in Abu Dhabi claimed this record. The Suurhusen steeple remains the world’s most leaning tower that is unintentionally tilted, beating the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa by 1.22°.

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6 Jerimoth Hill

Jerimoth Hill

Jerimoth Hill is the highest point in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It is located in the town of Foster near Providence. The site is used as an observatory. It is also a popular destination for highpointers, and prior to 2005 was known for being difficult to access due to an angry old man who prohibited entry.

7 Fenelon Place Elevator

Fenelon Place Elevator

The Fenelon Place Elevator is a 3 feet (914 mm) narrow gauge funicular railway located in Dubuque, Iowa. It is also known as the Fourth Street Elevator, and it is claimed to be the shortest and steepest railroad in the world (although several other funiculars also make this claim). It was individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

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8 Sam Kee Building

Sam Kee Building

The Sam Kee Building, located at 8 West Pender Street in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is the shallowest commercial building in the world. At just six feet two inches deep, it is said by Guiness and Ripley to be the world’s narrowest freestanding office building.

9 Nitt Witt Ridge

Nitt Witt Ridge

Nitt Witt Ridge is a house in California, built out of beer cans, abalone shells, car parts, and other garbage previously tossed out by local residents. It is now a historic landmark.

10 Mary Ellis grave

Mary Ellis grave

Mary Ellis died in 1828 and was buried in the woods of New Jersey. A parking lot was later built around her & now her grave rests 7 ft above ground. According to folklore, she was seduced by a sea captain who vowed to return to wed her, so she would wait at her now grave spot. He never returned.

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