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Jamaica Pond Bench
Boston, Massachusetts

Jamaica Pond Bench

From bench to vandalism to art, this silly prank seat was funny enough to become permanent.
42.3188, -71.1179
The Frederick Law Olmsted designed Emerald Necklace at The Fenway Victory Gardens.
Boston, Massachusetts

Fenway Victory Gardens

One of the last remaining World War II Victory Gardens in the U.S. is quietly growing across from Fenway Park.
42.3459, -71.0943
Boston, Massachusetts

Lucy Parsons Center

Radical Bookstore and Community Space.
42.3222, -71.1077
The clog workshop at the Clog Museum
Zaandam, Netherlands

The Clog Museum

A Dutch clog company in the town of Zaandam loves the wooden shoes so much it made a museum for them.
52.4731, 4.8198
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The former home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer is now home to dozens of six-toed cats.
24.5511, -81.8005
Hemingway's last penny.
Key West, Florida

Hemingway's Last Penny

An idyllic swimming pool tells the tale of Hemingway's trouble with women.
24.5512, -81.8006
The Jaw
Schiermonnikoog, Netherlands

Whale Jaw of Schiermonnikoog

An awe-inspiring giant blue whale jaw bone stands in the center of this Dutch island.
53.4786, 6.1605
Fès - El Karaouine
Fez, Morocco

University of Al-Karaouine

The oldest known university in the world is in Fes, Morocco.
34.0644, -4.9733
Fès-  Fès-el-Bâli medina
Fez, Morocco

Fes el-Bali

Thousands of narrow alleyways in an ancient medieval city make up what's believed to be the world's largest car-free urban zone.
34.0619, -4.9778
Fez, Morocco

Chouara Leather Tannery

Traditional 11th-century outdoor tannery.
34.0661, -4.9780
Merzouga, Morocco

Erg Chebbi

God's Saharan sandbox of wrath.
31.0992, -4.0117
The Blue Gate
Fez, Morocco

The Blue Gate of Fes

The other side is actually green.
34.0617, -4.9839
Ouarzazate, Morocco

Atlas Film Studios

World's largest film studio, where visitors tour the decaying sets that litter the harsh desert environment.
30.9199, -6.8935
Inside the Todra Gorge
Province de Tinghir, Morocco

Todra Gorge

One of the most spectacular canyons in the world.
31.5902, -5.5946
Items for sale in a blue alley in Chefchaouen. (magda-maciek/Flickr)
Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen

Founded as a refugee camp, now a popular tourist spot.
35.1714, -5.2697
Aït Ben Haddou, Morocco

Kasbah Aït Benhaddou

A fortified city is home to a remaining population of eight families.
31.0471, -7.1305
Stearns steeple
Amherst, Massachusetts

Stearns Steeple

The monumental steeple on Amherst College's campus has no church attached to it.
42.3710, -72.5157
The famous statue has had an interesting life.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

John Harvard 'Statue of Three Lies'

The statue of John Harvard isn't actually John Harvard—or even, technically, the founder of the school.
42.3743, -71.1173
Halve Maan beer pipeline.
Bruges, Belgium

Halve Maan Brewery Beer Pipeline

A beer pipeline runs beneath Bruges.
51.2017, 3.2241
Bruges, Belgium

Basilica of the Holy Blood

Christ's blood preserved in a Belgian town.
51.2089, 3.2272
Mrs Mallard and her entire brood.
Boston, Massachusetts

Make Way for Ducklings Statue

Mrs. Mallard and her brood are a beloved fixture in Boston Public Garden.
42.3555, -71.0698
Canopy on Modica Way.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Modica Way

An alley way dedicated to graffiti and street art is a constantly changing street gallery.
42.3649, -71.1022
Chicago, Illinois

Willis Tower Glass Platform

Four glass boxes hover over 1,000 feet in the air to give visitors an unparalleled view of Chicago.
41.8789, -87.6363
Alcatraz from the Bay 2012
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
37.8267, -122.4230