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Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

Weather Destinations for All Seasons
Desert of Maine
Weather Machine
The Summit of Mount Washington
Goodyear Airdock
The golden grasshopper weathervane attracts attention from locals and visitors alike

Weather Destinations for All Seasons

These spots pay tribute to the elements.


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9 Beachfront Curiosities for When You're Tired of Sunbathing
The Wave Organ, San Francisco Bay
The chain.
The Cribs in winter.
100-year-old tracks on Sunset Beach
Walls of the old St. Anthony's church being eaten by sand dunes

9 Beachfront Curiosities for When You’re Tired of Sunbathing

Seaside structures that add a human touch to the landscape.


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13 Marvelous Maps That Go Way Beyond Paper
Madaba Mosaic Map
The gallery of maps, showing the ceiling
Great Polish Map of Scotland
Bosco Italia
Originally brightly illustrated, the map is now darkened with age.

13 Marvelous Maps That Go Way Beyond Paper

Charting the world’s most intriguing out-of-the-box cartography.


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A Tour of the World's Most Delightful Domes
The newly restored Tiffany Dome.
Gol Gumbaz
Cutaway watercolors of the present day dome
Boudhanath Stupa
(Flickr/Picolo121)

A Tour of the World’s Most Delightful Domes

17 half-spheres that do round right.


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The World Turned Upside Down
Upside Down House
Cow up a Tree, Australian history and humor
The upside-down fig tree.
Upside Down Traffic Light in Syracuse, New York.
The Upside Forest of Glacier Gardens

The World Turned Upside Down

8 places that flip everyday objects on their heads.


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A History of American Safety and Security
Miniature police and fire department.
Arnett Hartsfield chats with visitors
Spiral staircase - Fort Delaware
Ponce Inlet Light

A History of American Safety and Security

Safety’s a priority at these six destinations.


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