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Manchester, Connecticut

Union Pond Mill

An abandoned Victorian-era mill in the middle of modern Manchester.
Boston, Massachusetts

Brook Farm

Site of a famous 19th-century transcendentalist utopian community, now abandoned.
West Boylston, Massachusetts

Old Stone Church

The only surviving building of historic West Boylston, which was flooded to create the Wachusett Reservoir.
Asilah, Morocco

Abandoned Jewish Cemetery of Asilah

The legacy of a Moroccan Jewish community is remembered at this little mouldering cemetery.
San Agustín Etla, Mexico

La Planta (Power Plant)

Pause in an abandoned hydroelectric station, now overrun with wildlife, to consider a thought-provoking poem.
Yazd, Iran

Zoroastrian Towers of Silence

Putrefaction plateaus in Iran, where the dead were sent for decontamination before going to their final resting place.
Fars Province, Iran

The Ruins of Persepolis

The palace of the King of Kings, burned by Alexander the Great.
Canoa, Ecuador

Corrales Marinos de Monkey Beach

These unusual stone structures are actually fish traps crafted by an ancient civilization.
Canoa, Ecuador

Rio Muchacho Organic Farm

If you've ever wondered at which cycle of the moon you’re supposed to spread manure produced by your guinea pigs, this is the place for you.
Quito, Ecuador

La Virgen de Quito

This 12-inch-tall wooden sculpture of a winged Virgin Mary has inspired much devotion and countless replicas.
Quito, Ecuador

Basílica del Voto Nacional

Legend says if this neo-Gothic basilica is ever officially completed, the world will come to an end.
San Antonio de Pichincha, Ecuador

Intiñan Solar Museum

Home of the "true" equator.
Manly, Australia

Manly Quarantine Station

The Victoria-era quarantine station for Sydney.
Whitehead, Northern Ireland

The Gallery Whitehead

This Edwardian style home doubles as a magnificent local art gallery.
Aybak, Afghanistan

Stupa of Takht-e Rostam

Highly unusual subterranean stupa and adjacent cave monastery.
Lincoln, Nebraska

Johnson Museum of the Odd

A lifetime's accumulation of bric-a-brac and kitsch.
Pleasant Dale, Nebraska

Ruins of Prairie Peace Park

The abandoned remnants of a little sanctuary for world peace that fell into disrepair.
Miri, Malaysia

Niah Caves

One of the largest caverns in the world has a maw large enough to stack cathedrals in.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Merdeka Square Flagpole

One of the world's tallest flagpoles.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bukit Bintang Street Art Alleys

Cartoon clouds and nature-inspired murals have transformed the streets of Kuala Lumpur.
Syria

Church of Saint Simeon the Stylite

What is left of the pillar of Saint Simeon, the voluntary martyr who climbed the column to give his sermons, remaining perched there for thirty-seven years.
Bankhead, Alberta

Bankhead Ghost Town

The ruins of the "20-year town" lay out among the mountains of Alberta.
Killarney, Ontario

Burwash Correctional Center

A long-abandoned provincial prison left to crumble in the frigid air of Ontario.
Wadi Rum Village, Jordan

Wadi Rum

Known as the "Valley of the Moon," this Jordanian wadi is one of the most amazing desertscapes on Earth.