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Thetford Mines, Canada

Open Pit Asbestos Mine at Thetford Mines

A scenic overlook of a pit mine hundreds of metres deep.
46.0948, -71.3037
Fresque des Québécois
Québec City, Canada

The Murals of Quebec City

A contemporary fresco movement illustrates the region's rich history.
46.8107, -71.2035
Le Grand Rassemblement
Sainte-Flavie, Canada

Le Grand Rassemblement - The Grand Gathering

An ever-changing gathering of crude wooden figures haunts the St. Lawrence River.
48.6170, -68.2187
Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, Canada

Val-Jalbert Ghost Town

An abandoned town centered around a paper mill powered by a large waterfall.
48.4447, -72.1644
Carbide Willson Ruins
Chelsea, Canada

Carbide Willson Ruins

The remains of a paranoid inventor's hidden workshop lie in beautiful ruins amidst a Canadian park.
45.5373, -75.8661
The Chemical Treatment Tower
Washington, D.C.

Washington Aqueduct Chemical Tower

Every drop of D.C. tap water flows through this old waterworks.
38.9376, -77.1131
White House Swimming Pool in 1962
Washington, D.C.

FDR's Swimming Pool

There's an old indoor swimming pool hidden directly underneath the White House Press Briefing Room.
38.8977, -77.0365
Poor thing
Washington, D.C.

Serenity Statue

This poor little statue is the most vandalized memorial in Washington.
38.9220, -77.0361
The tunnels all look slightly differiently
Washington, D.C.

Capitol Building Tunnel System

Members of Congress have traveled between the buildings on Capitol Hill for a century hidden from tourists, press, and storm clouds.
38.8922, -77.0080
The Eritrean Cultural Civic Center. (dullshick/Flickr)
Washington, D.C.

Eritrean Cultural Civic Center

Daily lunch spot for many of Washington, D.C.'s cab drivers.
38.9063, -77.0419
Frederick Douglass's House, Cedar Hill
Washington, D.C.

Frederick Douglass's House, Cedar Hill

The famous abolitionist’s preserved estate is one of Washington's finest monuments to its great African-American citizens.
38.8633, -76.9852
Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket Whaling Museum

Artifacts of whaling, with both its perils and adventure, are housed in this museum in a former candle factory.
41.2856, -70.0989
Edward Penniman House and Barn
Eastham, Massachusetts

Captain Edward Penniman House

The Cape Cod house that whaling built.
41.8186, -69.9666
Scargo Tower
Dennis, Massachusetts

Scargo Tower

This lakeside tower is the third attempt at getting a tourist destination to stick on the spot.
41.7395, -70.1800
A portion of the 400-square-foot model
Québec City, Canada

Musee du Fort

A 400-square foot model of historic Quebec is the playing field for a state of the art light and sound show.
46.8129, -71.2054
One of the more eccentric acts.
Montreal, Canada

La Sala Rossa

From lefty Jewish gathering site to hip cultural site in just 80 years.
45.5219, -73.5902
The central interior of Leadenhall Market
London, England

Leadenhall Market

This ornate Victorian marketplace was the setting for Diagon Alley and the Leaky Couldron in the Harry Potter films.
51.5126, -0.0834
Water appears to run uphill on the magnetic hill.
Moncton, Canada

Moncton Magnetic Hill

A mysterious spot where the laws of gravity seem not to apply.
46.1361, -64.8897
A street in the close.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary King's Close

17th century streets hidden under Edinburgh were once a breeding ground for the black death.
55.9501, -3.1882
George Mackenzie's Mausoleum
Edinburgh, Scotland

George Mackenzie's Mausoleum

The tomb of one of Scotland's bloody historic villains is a magnet for bumbling desecrators.
55.9467, -3.1914
Mortsafe at Greyfriars Cemetery
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Cemetery Mortsafes

Protecting the dead from opportunistic body snatchers.
55.9469, -3.1928
Montreal, Canada

Redpath Museum

One of Canada's oldest museums, the beautiful Redpath has been serving up Natural History and Ethnography since 1882.
45.5046, -73.5778
Swan Lake Ship in Lake Yamanaka
Yamanakako, Japan

Lake Yamanaka

The largest of the Fuji Five Lakes is home to a flock of swans — some real, some with paddles, and one with an observation deck.
35.4088, 138.8791
Tokyo, Japan

Nakagin Capsule Tower

Masterpiece of metabolist architecture and the original "capsule building."
35.6656, 139.7634