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Vatican City

Gallery of Maps - Galleria delle Carte Geografiche

Breathtaking and huge 430 year old maps of Italy.
Koloa, Hawaii

Spouting Horn

This blowhole is supposedly caused by a trapped monster.
Kapa'a, Hawaii

Coco Palms Resort

This former luxury resort in Kaua'i is now an abandoned relic.
Solvang, California

Solvang Wind Harp

California's oldest wind harp represents a historic piece of America's Danish history.
Benicia, California

Suisun Bay Ghost Fleet

The rusting remains of the largest assembled WWII fleet on the West Coast.
Blackpool, England

Sir Hiram Maxim's Captive Flying Machines

One of the oldest amusement rides in existence was a huge disappointment to its creator.
Wendover, Utah

Bonneville Salt Flats / Bonneville Speedway

Come for the speed, leave in love with the desert.
Prague, Czechia

Memorial to the Victims of Communism

Increasingly decayed figures stand as a powerful reminder of the human costs of Czech Communism.
Groton, Connecticut

Mystic Pizza

This small-town pizzeria won the Hollywood lottery.
Oakland, California

Chapel of the Chimes

Julia Morgan's Moorish-Gothic labyrinth of fountains, trees, natural light and Oakland's notable dead.
Júzcar, Spain

Júzcar

This quaint Spanish village agreed to be painted blue as a marketing stunt but found that they preferred it that way.
Paris, France

Salvador Dalí Sundial

A surrealist timepiece by the artist of melting clocks.
Chicago, Illinois

Lawndale Theater

A theater sits abandoned on Roosevelt Road, once majestic in splendor, now majestic in decay.
Santa Claus, Indiana

Santa Claus, Indiana

You thought Santa Claus didn't exist, but it turns out you were wrong.
Oakland, California

Kaiser Convention Center

An abandoned convention space that has been left to the homeless and the radical.
Oakland, California

Cathedral of Christ the Light

A massive ultra-modern church presents a science-fiction view of Catholicism's inclusive future.
Oakland, California

Bay Bridge Troll

A creepy steel gremlin has protected the Bay Bridge since 1989.
Ottawa, Ontario

Central Experimental Farm

A sprawling Victorian farm that has been surrounded by a capital city is one of Canada's greatest treasures.
New York, New York

Times Square Hum

A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange (and purposeful) humming noise.
Crescent City, California

St. George Reef Lighthouse

A lighthouse built to save lives that took quite a few with its treacherous location.
Rome, Italy

Tempietto at San Pietro in Montorio

More sculpture than building, this architecturally significant temple was built on the spot of Saint Peter's crucifixion.
Urubamba, Peru

Moray

Huge stone depressions which may have acted as an Incan agricultural experiment.
San Francisco, California

Urbano Sundial

A promotional sun clock on the site of San Francisco's great raceway.
San Francisco, California

Mission Dolores Cemetery

The oldest burial ground in the city, final resting place of city founders, Ohlone natives and murderers alike.