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Montevideo, Uruguay

Palacio Salvo

The design of the Palacio Salvo has been described as "a lighthouse on top of a building."
-34.9036, -56.1806
Citadelle Laferrière
Haiti

Citadelle Laferrière

This iconic fortress was once the crown jewel of Haiti's national defense.
19.5736, -72.2439
Haiti

Sans Souci Palace

Palace of Henri Christophe, a slave who became the brutal kleptocrat of Haiti.
19.6047, -72.2186
Jungle view.
Choco, Colombia

Darien Gap

Only gap in the 30,000-mile span of roads called the Pan-American Highway.
7.8573, -77.4702
Panama City, Panama

Ancon Hill, República de Panamá

A pocket of jungle amidst urban expansion in Panama.
8.9500, -79.5500
Black Christ of Portobelo
Portobelo, Panama

Black Christ of Portobelo

A mysterious dark-skinned Christ statue has been this town's religious center for centuries.
9.5500, -79.6500
Sarasota, Florida

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

A Circus legend leaves an unexpected endowment.
27.3824, -82.5620
Typical "krewe" during the parade.
Tampa, Florida

Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Like Mardi Gras, only everyone's a pirate.
27.9392, -82.4583
Big Bend Power Plant discharge canal. Manatees enjoy the clean, warm water run off.
Apollo Beach, Florida

Big Bend Power Plant Manatee Viewing Area

Manatees congregate around a power plant's discharge canal where the water is especially warm.
27.7927, -82.4000
Celebration, Florida

Mickey Pylon

Electrical pylon in the shape of Disney's beloved mouse.
28.3038, -81.5742
Bok Tower
Lake Wales, Florida

Bok Tower Gardens

Possibly the most beautiful carillon in the world, set atop Iron Mountain in Florida.
27.9157, -81.5660