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Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Labrador

The Great Auk Sculpture

A memorial to a giant seabird that was hunted to extinction.
Mexico City, Mexico

Cafebrería El Péndulo

Part bookstore, part cafe, and part forest.
London, England

The Ruins of St. Dunstan-in-the-East

One of the few remaining casualties of the London Blitz, this destroyed church has become an enchanting public garden.
London, England

The Navigators

Ship-sized kinetic sculptural fantasy.
London, England

Tea Building

A building that survived WWII, possibly on the virtue of its name alone.
London, England

Victoria & Albert Museum Dining Rooms

Revel in the Victorian splendor of the world's oldest eating establishment inside a museum.
London, England

Trellick Tower

This iconic high-rise residential block was one of the last to be built in the Brutalist style.
Butte, Montana

The Berkeley Pit

New fungal and bacterial species call this deadly lake home.
Safranbolu, Turkey

Safranbolu, Turkey

Ottoman-era houses lovingly preserved.
Üsküdar, Turkey

Ottoman Bird Palaces

The ornate miniature mansions were built for Istanbul's feathered residents.
Parksville, New York

Parksville

This Central New York ghost town was once a prosperous railroad community.
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Last Remaining Sigma Derby Machine

Fans of vintage Vegas, kitsch, and toy pony-based gambling now flock to a casino called The D.
Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Le Corbusier's Studio-Apartment

Experience architect Le Corbusier's modernist design for living in the home he designed for himself.
Paris, France

The Duluc Detective Agency

Noirish green neon marks the location of one of the oldest private detective agencies in France.
Paris, France

Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy

This museum houses an imposing skeleton army comprised of creatures great and small.
Ashland, Oregon

Lithia Water Fountain

A public fountain that spouts "health water" from a nearby spring.
Wallace, Idaho

Burke Ghost Town

An abandoned mining town built in a canyon so narrow, the railroad ran right through the hotel lobby.
Carthage, Missouri

Boots Court Motel

This historic motel standing at the "crossroads of America" offers a radio in every room and was saved by local protesters.
Frankfurt, Germany

Fleming's Hotel Paternoster Lift

A rare chance to ride one of the few continuous elevators still in operation.
Iceland

Arctic Circle Marker

A giant concrete orb in far north Iceland marks the ever-shifting boundary.
Brooklyn, New York

The Remains of Abraham & Straus Department Store

The gilded vestiges of a sterling department store can still be found in a Brooklyn shopping center.
Brooklyn, New York

Crown Finish Caves

Underground vaults of a former brewery beneath Brooklyn's Crown Heights are now used to ripen cheese.
Brooklyn, New York

Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies

“Invented in Key West, Perfected in Brooklyn."
Brooklyn, New York

Atlantic Avenue Tunnel

In the middle of downtown Brooklyn lies a 165 year old secret hidden right below the surface (closed to the public indefinitely).