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Monkeys lounging in the hot springs of the park
Yamanouchi, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park

Hot springs monkey spa in the middle of Hell's Valley.
36.7446, 138.4126
Along the route of the Flåmsbana
Flåm, Norway

Flåmsbana (Flåm Railway)

One of the most breathtaking railways in Europe also takes one of the steepest climbs, from fjord to mountain plateau.
60.8632, 7.1138
Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery
New York, New York

Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery

Love, knishes, and best wishes from this legendary Lower East Side bakery.
40.7231, -73.9901
Manhattan schist
New York, New York

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

Long the exclusive domain of birds and vagabonds, this little-known Central Park peninsula is open to the public once more.
40.7665, -73.9750
The Hidden Holocaust Memorial of Madison Park
New York, New York

The Hidden Holocaust Memorial of Madison Park

A Manhattan courthouse hides a small but scathing memorial to Holocaust injustice.
40.7422, -73.9866
Church of the Transfiguration
New York, New York

The Little Church Around the Corner

This Fifth Avenue church has long been the favored worshiping place of Broadway actors and vaudeville performers.
40.7452, -73.9859
Inside the Tent of Tomorrow of the New York State Pavilion (2009)
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The remnants of two World's Fairs are here, complete with a 12-story globe, a mini-Manhattan, and a UFO-shaped pavilion.
40.7462, -73.8445
Crosses on fence in parking lot.
Chimayo, New Mexico

El Santuario de Chimayo

This popular pilgrimage site offers a hole filled with holy healing dirt.
35.9893, -105.9317
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
Parque Kennedy
Lima, Peru

Parque Kennedy

A Peruvian public park has a mysteriously large cat population that a number of locals would rather see dead.
-12.1220, -77.0308
Lima, Peru

Convento de San Francisco Ossuary

The mortal remains of an estimated 70,000 people lie in the basement of a monastery in Lima, Peru.
-12.0454, -77.0270
Clan house at Totem Bight
Ketchikan, Alaska

Totem Bight State Historical Park

This historic collection of Native Alaskan artifacts was resurrected through a partnership between the WPA and tribal artisans.
55.4201, -131.7725
Tarrytown, New York

The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow

Oldest existing church in New York and the inspiration for Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
41.0899, -73.8621
Rainbow
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
64.3270, -20.1200
Entrance to the camp.
Oranienburg, Germany

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

The site of a concentration camp where inmates were made to take part in one of the largest counterfeiting operations in history is now hauntingly empty.
52.7635, 13.2602
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Thousands of coffin-like pillars make up this controversial holocaust memorial.
52.5139, 13.3789
Tempelhof postcard, ca early 1960's
Berlin, Germany

Tempelhof Airport

Berlin's old airport.
52.4838, 13.3877
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208
Detail of the central figure.
Prague, Czechia

Memorial to the Victims of Communism

Increasingly decayed figures stand as a powerful reminder of the human costs of Czech Communism.
50.0812, 14.4040
Exterior of the Old New Synagogue.
Prague, Czechia

Old New Synagogue

Synagogue built from the stones of Solomon's temple contains the golem of Prague.
50.0901, 14.4186
Boldt Castle
Wellesley Island, New York

Boldt Castle

A castle built for love, and abandoned due to heartbreak.
44.3443, -75.9227
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083
Byodo-In Temple.
Kaneohe, Hawaii

Valley of the Temples Memorial Park

An authentic replica of an Asian temple and garden hidden amongst the natural beauty of Hawaii.
21.4348, -157.8279