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Barcelona, Spain

Street Performers of Las Ramblas

The iconic boulevard is the perfect place to catch sight of a bicycling skeleton, a levitating Satan, or a chef with his head stuck in a pizza.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló

One of Antoni Gaudi's most classic buildings is well-known for its "dragon-back" design.
Valencia, Spain

Torre Miramar (Miramar Tower)

This abandoned viewing platform has become a monument to unnecessary government spending.
Valencia, Spain

Central Market of Valencia

This amazing example of Valencian Art Nouveau looks more like a cathedral than a public market.
Yeres, Spain

Las Médulas

Devastated landscape used for hundreds of years by the Romans as their primary mining site.
Ávila, Spain

Medieval Walls of Ávila

These magnificent city walls rise from the barren sun-baked Spanish plains like something straight out of a fairytale.
St Helier, Jersey

Le Crapaud

A statue erected in honor of the toadish nickname given to Jersey residents by the French.
Guernsey, Channel Islands

The Little Chapel

An intricately decorated tiny place of worship.
St Mary, Jersey

Devil's Hole

This natural crater along the coast of Jersey may take its name from the devil statues who have watched over it.
Sark, Guernsey

Sark Prison

One of the world's smallest prisons boasts just two small cells.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Bison

San Francisco's urban bison herd has persisted in the face of extinction, development, and disease.
Hartford, Connecticut

The Mark Twain House & Museum

The former home of Samuel Clemens and family remembers the happiest period of the author's life.
Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach

A trash dump made beautiful by nature's power.
Broad Run, Virginia

Ruins of the Chapman Beverley Mill

This pre-Revolutionary War grist mill ground corn and flour for soldiers in seven American wars.
Moss Landing, California

Elkhorn Slough

More than 700 species live within this murky marvel of a swamp on California's coast.
Mammoth Lakes, California

Devils Postpile National Monument

Towering basalt columns, a creation of fire and ice.
Kingsburg, California

Swedish Coffee Pot Tower

A water tower shaped like a giant coffee pot looms over a small Swedish village in Central California.
Yosemite National Park, California

The Ahwahnee Hotel

The interior of The Shining's Overlook Hotel was based on this Yosemite original.
Lafayette, California

The Crosses of Lafayette

Thousands of crosses and markers for soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan blanket a California hillside.
Mongolia

Khustain Nuruu National Park

The grassy landscape is home to the world's last truly wild horses.
Kharkhorin, Mongolia

Erdene Zuu

The oldest Buddhist monastery in Mongolia has survived centuries of invasions, political shifts, and religious purges.
Kharkhorin, Mongolia

Kharkhorin Rock

A mysterious phallic rock on the grounds of a Buddhist monastery.
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Ragged Ass Road

This stretch of Canadian road was named after a nickname that stuck so hard the city had to keep it.
Key Biscayne, Florida

Stiltsville

Community of collapsing homes more than a mile out from the Florida coast.