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Austin, Texas

Air Conditioned Village

This unassuming North Austin neighborhood was built to test the novel idea of home air conditioning.
Tamanrasset, Algeria

Assekrem

A century-old stone hermitage overlooks this remote pass in the Hoggar mountains, surrounded by a landscape of eroded volcanic cores.
Jardín, Colombia

Teleférico la Garrucha (Garrucha Cable Car)

Would you dare to dangle from a great height in a wooden basket?
Brasília, Brazil

Árvore dos Desejos (Wish Tree)

Brasilia's oldest newsstand is sheltered by a wish-granting tunnel-tree.
Rhinebeck, New York

Wilderstein Mansion

The life of one of FDR's possible mistresses is preserved in her palatial Hudson Valley mansion.
Kragujevac, Serbia

'Muzikanti'

These unique sculptures form a musical ensemble of recycled metal.
Tajikistan

Shorbulak Observatory

This remote, abandoned Soviet observatory promises spectacular views for those who can reach it.
Cartersville, Georgia

The Cartersville Abandoned Plane

This mysterious twin turboprop Grumman G-159 covered in graffiti has spent a decade and a half abandoned.
Lucknow, India

Indira Gandhi Planetarium

Inside the dome of this gigantic, Saturn-shaped building is one of the largest planetariums in Asia.
Australia

Macquarie Island

One of the only place where Earth’s mantle lies above water.
London, England

Electric Avenue

"We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue, and then we'll take it higher..."
London, England

Handel & Hendrix in London

The next-door homes of two very different musicians, George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix.
Tosashimizu, Japan

Ashizuri Underwater Observation Tower

This retro underwater observation tower would make the perfect lair for a sea-loving villain.
New York, New York

The Ramble Cave

Hidden in Central Park's Ramble is a troublesome cave buried just beneath the surface.
Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza, Mexico

Rosary Chapel

The splendor of this 17th century golden chapel has led it to be called the "eighth wonder of the world."
Wanipigow, Manitoba

Bannock Point Petroforms

Ancient indigenous sculptures steeped in history and shrouded in mystery.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

North Point Water Tower

What appears to be a wizard's lair in Milwaukee actually houses a massive water pipe.
Fuling, China

816 Underground Nuclear Plant

This top secret Chinese military megaproject is the world’s largest human-made tunnel structure.
Antarctica

Don Juan Pond

Scientists use one of the saltiest bodies of water on Earth as a terrestrial base for studying water on Mars.
Brussels, Belgium

Musée des Arbalétriers (Museum of Crossbowmen)

This charming, hidden guild museum holds some 700 years of crossbow history.
Queens, New York

Luna de Xelajú

Deliciousness abounds at a Guatemalan restaurant masquerading as a pizzeria.
Darwin, Australia

Darwin Oil Storage Tunnels

World War II ended before these tunnels built to protect vital oil from Japanese bombs were ever used.
Boise, Idaho

Big Idaho Potato Hotel

When in Idaho, sleep in a giant potato.
New York, New York

Taste of Persia NYC

Some of the best Persian food in New York comes from the front window of an unassuming pizza shop.