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Flanders, New York

Big Duck

A former poultry store that looks like a giant duck and is one of the "seven wonders" of Long Island.
40.9072, -72.6224
Greenport, New York

Mitchell Park

A large camera obscura, constructed entirely from digitally fabricated components.
41.1044, -72.3731
Kings Park, New York

Abandoned Kings Park Psychiatric Center

Beneath the mossy overgrowth covering this once-sprawling campus lies decades of history and the secrets that come with it.
40.8950, -73.2360
Cádiz, Spain

Electricity Pylons of Cadiz

The world's most elegant power lines.
36.5299, -6.2924
Olvera, Spain

Olvera Arab Castle - Castillo de Olvera

Moorish signal station and high ground fortification.
36.9353, -5.2677
Catacombes de Paris.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
48.8343, 2.3322
Tomb of Columbus in Seville Cathedral
Seville, Spain

Tomb of Christopher Columbus

The final resting place of the great navigator, or maybe his brother.
37.3857, -5.9938
Pont du Gard
Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France

Pont du Gard

This ancient Roman bridge and aqueduct still stands as a wonder of classical construction.
43.9473, 4.5355
View from Mount Mansfield
Stowe, Vermont

Mount Mansfield

The highest peak in the state of Vermont has some interesting features.
44.5437, -72.8143
Shelburne, Vermont

Shelburne Farms

A massive sustainable farm designed by the mastermind behind Central Park.
44.3955, -73.2471
One of the many appearances of Champ throughout Burlington
Burlington, Vermont

Lake Champlain Monster Monument

Cryptid lake monster honored with its own monument.
44.4735, -73.2216
Burlington, Vermont

Tallest Filing Cabinet on Earth

38-drawer structure claims the superlative title, but it isn't the world's only giant filing cabinet.
44.4556, -73.2180
The baby flying monkeys at the back of One Main
Burlington, Vermont

Flying Monkey Sculptures

Scary metal statues adorn some of the signature buildings of Burlington, VT.
44.4758, -73.2195
One of the more eccentric acts.
Montreal, Québec

La Sala Rossa

From lefty Jewish gathering site to hip cultural site in just 80 years.
45.5219, -73.5902
Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
48.8578, 2.3374
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel

This 1,300 year old monastery built atop a single rock was once only accessible depending on the whims of the tide.
48.6352, -1.5105
Paris Point Zero
Paris, France

Paris Point Zero

The very center of Paris is surrounded by a bevy of strange good luck rituals.
48.8534, 2.3482
Ruins of the Hospital of St. Nicolas of Bari
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Ruins of the Hospital of St. Nicolas of Bari

The first hospital in the New World.
18.4750, -69.8854
Valparaiso, Chile

La Sebastiana

Pivotal home of Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda.
-33.0583, -71.6241
The Elevators of Valparaiso
Valparaiso, Chile

Elevators of Valparaiso

What was once a unique system of urban elevators is turning into a mechanical ruin.
-33.0337, -71.6302
La Chascona
Providencia, Chile

La Chascona

Pablo Neruda's custom-built lover's nest was made to remind him of the sea and named after his mistress' hair.
-33.4311, -70.6345
Valparaiso, Chile

World's Largest Swimming Pool

A record-breaking pool that uses computers to turn ocean water into cleaner, private swimming water.
-33.3495, -71.6522