Total Eclipse: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Festival of Science, Music, and Celestial Wonder. August 19–21, 2017 in Eastern Oregon.
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The Elevators of Valparaiso
Valparaiso, Chile

Elevators of Valparaiso

What was once a unique system of urban elevators is turning into a mechanical ruin
-33.0337, -71.6302
From Temple of the Sun -- Pacific Ocean in distance
Lima, Peru

Pachacamac

The remains of what was the most important religious complex in coastal Peru for over a millennium
-12.2571, -76.9044
The bear as diplomat
Lima, Peru

Paddington Bear of Lima

The little bear in the "funny kind of hat" has made his way from London back to Peru
-12.1312, -77.0311
Parque Kennedy
Miraflores, Peru

Parque Kennedy

A Peruvian public park has a mysteriously large cat population that a number of locals would rather see dead
-12.1222, -77.0363
Huaca Pucllana in Miraflores
Miraflores, Peru

Huaca Pucllana

This stone complex marks the urban center of a lost civilization
-12.1174, -77.0337
Lima Cathedral
San Isidro, Peru

Pizarro's Tomb

Now containing the bones of the actual conquistador, instead of someone else
-12.0931, -77.0464
Hummingbird
Nazca, Peru

Nazca Lines

Giant ancient line art drawn in the Peruvian desert so large that it can only be fully seen from the sky.
-14.7390, -75.1300
One of the "islands" in Lake Ballard as a backdrop to one of the figures
Ularring, Australia

Inside Australia

A series of eerie metal stick figures are spread out over four square miles on the bed of a huge salt lake in the Australian Outback
-29.4403, 120.6198
Wave Rock
Hyden, Australia

Wave Rock

This gracefully curving formation looks like a massive wave that was suddenly turned to stone
-32.4449, 118.8961
The mighty King Neptune, prior to his makeover in 2015
Two Rocks, Australia

Atlantis Marine Park

Abandoned marine theme park creates a difficult experiment in dolphin rewilding.
-31.4963, 115.5863
some Pinnacles have fallen over; others look like people.
Cervantes, Australia

The Pinnacles

Alien rock formations grown from the sands of an Australian national park
-30.5015, 115.0679
The Aventine Keyhole
Rome, Italy

The Aventine Keyhole

Rome's semi-secret peephole vista is also a once and future Crusader stronghold.
41.8830, 12.4786
The stupa entrance (Flickr/druidabruxux)
Min Kun, Myanmar (Burma)

The Mingun Pagoda and Bell

Gigantic unfinished stupa and the world's 2nd largest bell
22.0530, 96.0177
Gnomesville
Wellington Mill, Australia

Gnomesville

Thousands of lawn gnomes have infested this Australian roundabout.
-33.4648, 115.9106
The Cenotaph of Pope Sylvester II
Rome, Italy

The Sweating Cenotaph at the Archbasilica San Giovanni in Laterano

Stone memorial that's said to predict the death of the pope and the site of the Cadaver Synod
41.8858, 12.5068
The Mad Colored Houses of Burano
Venice, Italy

The Mad Colored Houses of Burano

The community on a small Venetian island has taken to painting their houses in bright neon hues
45.4855, 12.4172
The Demarcation Line marking the border between the two countries
Paju, South Korea

Korean Demilitarized Zone

Last frontier of the Cold War
37.9556, 126.6766
Third Tunnel of Aggression. (Wikimedia Commons)
Paju-si, South Korea

Third Tunnel of Aggression

Secret North Korean passage discovered below the world's most dangerous border
37.9164, 126.6987
Bicheno Blowhole. (Prasit Mankad/Flickr)
Bicheno, Australia

Bicheno Blowhole

Granite rocks that concentrate waves into powerful jets
-41.8746, 148.3037
Port Arthur Penitentiary
Port Arthur, Australia

Port Arthur Penal Colony

Relics of Australia's convict past, and a modern scene of unimaginable horror
-43.1471, 147.8426
Wineglass Bay. (prasitmankad/Flickr)
Freycinet, Australia

Wineglass Bay

One of the best beaches in the entire world
-42.1995, 148.3217
Eaglehawk Neck, Australia

Eaglehawk Neck Tessellated Pavement

Extraordinary geology resembles man made pavement
-43.0143, 147.9247
Sheffield, Australia

Tasmania's 'Town of Murals'

The once-dying town of Sheffield, Tasmania has reinvented itself as a village of painted wonders
-41.3822, 146.3248
Three Sisters
Katoomba, Australia

Three Sisters

This trio of Australian rock spires may have inspired aboriginal legend or just modern tourism
-33.7150, 150.3114