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Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel

This 1,300 year old monastery built atop a single rock was once only accessible depending on the whims of the tide.
48.6352, -1.5105
Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches
Arromanches-les-Bains, France

Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches

Remains of the artificial harbours invented for the Allied invasion of Normandy can still be seen at sea.
49.3413, -0.6202
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
Leif the Lucky bridge at Midlina.
Iceland

Bridge Between Continents

Walk in the footsteps of the gods and straddle two tectonic plates.
63.8683, -22.6755
Blue Lagoon
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
63.8801, -22.4494
The dramatic staircase of Madame Sherri's Castle.
Chesterfield, New Hampshire

Madame Sherri's Castle

Ruins of the elaborate house where the enigmatic costume designer threw glamorous parties for New York's theatrical elite.
42.8647, -72.5191
Old Québec Funicular
Québec City, Québec

Old Québec Funicular

This steep cable railway has been hoisting passengers in the heart of Québec City for over a century.
46.8125, -71.2039
Château Frontenac
Québec City, Québec

Château Frontenac

This lovely, if imposing, piece of Canadian gothic is possibly the most photographed hotel in the world.
46.8119, -71.2063
The observatory tower
Montreal, Québec

Le Stade Olympique

A massive Montreal stadium that has seen nothing but trouble since its inception.
45.5557, -73.5523
Mounted spider webs
Williamstown, Vermont

Knight's Spider Web Farm

The "original web site," this farm in Northern Vermont encourages orb-weaver spiders to build their daily webs, and then sells the preserved masterpieces.
44.1172, -72.5424
Campanella/Newcombe Mural
Nashua, New Hampshire

1946 Nashua Dodgers Mural

Mural celebrates the early integration of a New Hampshire baseball team.
42.7575, -71.4660
The gorilla house from Benson's Wild Animal Farm
Hudson, New Hampshire

Benson's Park

A former zoo turned public park, where visitors can hang out in the old animal cages.
42.7692, -71.4028
Cat Alley Murals
Manchester, New Hampshire

Cat Alley

One New Hampshire alleyway has become home to a public gallery of feline art.
42.9900, -71.4630
Jackson, New Hampshire

Thompson Falls

This 150 foot seven-tiered cascading waterfall is one of the hidden gems of the White Mountains.
44.2648, -71.2405
Basin from above
Lincoln, New Hampshire

The Basin

Even Henry David Thoreau found this glacial pothole irresistible.
44.1036, -71.6766
Harpa at night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

This stunning concert hall has become a symbol of Iceland's national recovery.
64.1503, -21.9325
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

The tallest building in Iceland, and certainly one of the most visually impressive.
64.1417, -21.9266
Seljavallalaug
Iceland

Seljavallalaug

The oldest (maybe) swimming pool in Iceland is a stunning oasis built into the side of a lush hill.
63.5662, -19.6076
US Navy DC-3 Wreckage
Iceland

US Navy DC-3 Wreckage

This wrecked airplane husk has been sitting on a black sand beach since the 1970s.
63.4591, -19.3647
The Reynisdrangar from the cliffs above.
Vik, Iceland

Reynisdrangar

Three columns of volcanic rock shoot out of the ocean.
63.4087, -19.0173
Gljúfrafoss, Iceland
Iceland

Gljúfrafoss

This fantastical waterfall is hidden in a cave located in a cracked cliff.
63.6213, -19.9881
Webster, Massachusetts

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

It's not a typo, now say it five times fast!
42.0409, -71.8438
Massachusetts War Memorial Tower at the Summit
Adams, Massachusetts

Mount Greylock

Inspiring Herman Melville and Henry David Thoreau, Mount Greylock in western Massachusetts is the highest point in the state at 3,491 feet above sea level.
42.6376, -73.1662
Hull, Massachusetts

Georges Island

Civil War Fort on an island in the Boston Harbor.
42.3200, -70.9287