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Province of Matera, Italy

The Village of Craco

An Italian hillside ghost town.
Cape Town, South Africa

BOS 400 Shipwreck

The haunting beauty of this little-visited wreck makes it a true hidden treasure.
Bhimashankar, India

India's Giant Technicolor Squirrels

These particularly resplendent rodents are the state animal of Maharashtra.
Brooklyn, New York

Red Hook Grain Terminal

The most unloved grain elevator in Brooklyn was a “Magnificent Mistake.”
Brooklyn, New York

Lite Brite Neon Studio

Neon signs that grace the windows of Bergdorf Goodman's and Tiffany & Co. come from this studio in Brooklyn.
Wasserauen, Switzerland

Berggasthaus Aescher Wildkirchli

This 170-year-old Swiss guesthouse built into the side of a mountain is best accessed by a cable car.
Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, Brazil

The Patriarch Tree

This magnificent tree towering over the Atlantic rainforest is one of the oldest and largest in Brazil.
Gwynedd, Wales

Portmeirion Village

A miniature Italianate fantasy village on the coast of Wales and the set of ITC classic "The Prisoner."
Sana'a, Yemen

Bayt Baws

A nearly abandoned Jewish settlement perched atop a hill in the heart of Yemen.
Mexico City, Mexico

Disk of Death

This strange sculpture of a menacing skull surrounded by sun rays was discovered at the foot of the Pyramid of the Sun.
Bologna, Italy

Towers of Bologna

Over 100 towers were built in Bologna during the Middle Ages, but only 22 survive.
New Zealand

World's Loneliest Tree

The most remote tree in the world is more than 170 miles from its nearest neighbor.
Virginia City, Nevada

St. Mary’s Art Center

A former mining hospital is now a vibrant artistic hub.
Sponsored by TravelNevada
Cox's Bazar District, Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar Beach

One of the longest natural sand beaches in Bangladesh.
Varstu Parish, Estonia

Pähni Megaphones

A trio of giant wooden megaphones turn up nature's volume in this Estonian forest.
San Francisco, California

Mechanics' Institute Library and Chess Room

A library built during San Francisco's pioneer times is a student's retreat, bibliophile's sanctuary, and chess player's delight.
Seattle, Washington

Beacon Food Forest

This edible park is open to any and all foragers.
Schipkau, Germany

Bagger 258: The "Blue Wonder"

The industrial monstrosity known as Bagger 258 is a colossal mining machine built in the DDR - but now left for dead in a German field.
London, England

The Hardy Tree

This churchyard arbor is surrounded by hundreds of gravestones placed there by author Thomas Hardy.
Halifax, England

Piece Hall

This Georgian architectural masterpiece is the only cloth hall left in Britain.
Almere, Netherlands

Green Cathedral

Lombardy poplars planted to imitate the size and shape of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims.
Couëron, France

House in the Loire

The sunken structure looks like the victim of a catastrophic flood.
Barracas, Argentina

Pasaje Lanín

A vibrant street away from the typical tourist track, lined with colorful, mosaic-covered houses.
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Bicycle Wheel Dome

A spoke-tacular artwork constructed from recycled bicycle rims.