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Hollywood sign seen from Griffith Observatory
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for just short of 9 decades longer than intended.
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Death cutting the life-thread
Munich, Germany

Asamkirche

Among the ostentatious rococo ornamentation of this church, an image of death cuts the life-thread.
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Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
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Design Panoptikum
Berlin, Germany

Design Panoptikum

A surreal museum of extraordinary industrial objects.
52.5169, 13.4060
Friedrichstraße station in Berlin.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain.
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Berlin, Germany

Pergamon Museum

The most visited, and possibly most controversial museum in Germany.
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Murphys, California

Mercer Caverns

A popular tourist cave with a dark past.
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Big Rig Jig. (Creative Commons)
Pershing, Nevada

Big Rig Jig

Temporary Burning Man sculpture made of two 18-wheelers.
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The Crystal Maiden.
Belize

The Crystal Maiden of the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave

Belize cave containing the sparkling, calcite covered skeletons of Mayan children, sacrificed to the rain god.
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Machu Picchu.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
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Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Preserved Inca city and site of the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish Conquistadors.
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The rock is littered with gems.
Wanda, Argentina

Wanda Mines

A small but industrious mining operation that allows visitors to touch precious gems while they are still in the rock.
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Montevideo, Uruguay

Palacio Salvo

The design of the Palacio Salvo has been described as "a lighthouse on top of a building."
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"Vuel Villa" by Xul Solar
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Xul Solar Museum

Xul Solar was an artist of alternate worlds, inventor of languages, and dreamer of utopias.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Floralis Generica

105-foot wide giant metallic flower blooms anew every day in the heart of Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cementerio de la Recoleta

Buenos Aires' city of the dead contains some very famous remains, including Eva Perón.
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El Ateneo Grand Splendid0
Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

This historic, palatial theater is now one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores.
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View of Masstransiscope
Brooklyn, New York

Masstransiscope

Subway Zoetrope.
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New York, New York

Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood.
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The squat.
New York, New York

C-Squat

A notorious punk house turned co-op.
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New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
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La Plaza Cultural
New York, New York

La Plaza Cultural

This former crime corner has been turned into an eclectic community center.
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New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
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New York, New York

Kenka

Make a tough dinner decision: Octopus wasabi roulette or bull penis?
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