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The Cyrus Eaton House,. Pugwash, Nova Scotia
Pugwash, Nova Scotia

Thinker's Lodge in Pugwash, Nova Scotia

A rustic house where intellectuals and investors tried to put an end to Cold War nuclear armament.
45.8600, -63.6629
Joggins, Nova Scotia

Joggins Fossil Cliffs

Cliffs that hold fossils, including the earliest known reptile, dating back more than 300 million years.
45.6934, -64.4457
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Fairview Lawn Cemetery

The final resting place of 121 victims of the RMS Titanic, 42 of which may never be identified.
44.6610, -63.6214
Eldon George near his home. (Kristyn Armour/Atlas Obscura)
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

Parrsboro Rock and Mineral Shop Museum

Home of the world's smallest dinosaur footprints.
45.3928, -64.3315
Aerial view of digs on Oak Island in 1931
Western Shore, Nova Scotia

Oak Island Money Pit

Hunt for buried treasure in Nova Scotia.
44.5123, -64.2949
The Iron Palace
Luanda, Angola

The Iron Palace

Did Gustav Eiffel design this enigmatic metal building?
-8.8122, 13.2357
Nova Cidade de Kilamba
Belas, Angola

Nova Cidade de Kilamba

This sprawling, multicolored housing development was funded by Chinese oil money and is now almost completely empty.
-9.0000, 13.2667
An unimpressive storefront hides an astonishing hoard of treasures.
Doha, Qatar

The Rugman of Doha

Exotic Persian and tribal rugs from some of the world's most dangerous places.
25.2803, 51.5225
Side view of Orry
Doha, Qatar

Orry the Oryx Statue

This seemingly random 30-foot statue of an oryx in Qatar's capital was a mascot for the 2006 Asian Games.
25.3078, 51.5196
The Cow Bay Moose and his repainter Lynda McConnell
Cow Bay, Nova Scotia

Cow Bay Moose

This huge 12-foot concrete moose on the coast of Nova Scotia is the grandest of the sculptor's giant creatures.
44.6148, -63.4326
The devastated north end of Halifax
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax Explosion Memorial

The city of Halifax still bears the scars of the largest explosion prior to the atomic bomb.
44.6658, -63.6012
Maud Lewis' Painted House
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Maud Lewis' Painted House

This tiny abode has been covered in the art of the little old lady who made her life and living there.
44.6480, -63.5728
Mortuary Bag No. 41
Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Titanic Mortuary Bag at The Maritime Museum of The Atlantic

A morbid piece of memorabilia from the most famous shipwreck in current history is just one of the many poignant artifacts in this Canadian collection.
44.6413, -63.5682
Rifled cannons.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

McNab's Island

This Canadian island is a veritable garden of decay with countless abandoned structures dotting the landscape.
44.6000, -63.5167