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Buffalo, New York

The Relic Collection at St. John Gualbert's Church

This sprawling collection of saintly relics includes such fascinations as wood from the Cross of Jesus and threads from Mary's veil.
Iceland

Búðakirkja

This black church sits alone among a field of lava rock.
Duiwelskloof, South Africa

Sunland Baobab

A South African bar inside a hollowed out 6,000-year-old Baobab.
Pyongyang, North Korea

Ryugyong Hotel

North Korea's massive "hotel of doom."
Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

This historic, palatial theater is now one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores.
Seattle, Washington

Mystery Soda Machine

An old vending machine serves up unpredictable beverages from its seemingly magical insides.
Paris, France

Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy

This museum houses an imposing skeleton army comprised of creatures great and small.
White Rock, British Columbia

The Great White Rock

Bird dung painted this huge boulder which in turn inspired the name of a city.
Thaton District, Myanmar (Burma)

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

A precariously perched golden rock defies gravity and brings pilgrims from across Myanmar.
Los Lunas, New Mexico

New Mexico Mystery Stone

On the side of a remote mountain, a stone face bearing an inscription of mysterious origin.
Bati, Cambodia

Pangolin Rehabilitation Center

Dedicated to improving the plight of the rare scaly anteater.
Istanbul, Turkey

The Museum of Innocence

This museum was invented in a novel before being made real by the author.
Ashley, Pennsylvania

Huber Breaker

This demolished goliath of American industry once loomed over the depressed town it once made thrive.
London, England

Black Museum

Since 1874, this macabre collection has developed into a museum devoted to Scotland Yard's mementos of dastardly deeds.
New York, New York

Phone Booth Graveyard

The phone booths of New York City have all but disappeared, but their remains were once found in this "graveyard," sadly now removed as well.
Noasca, Italy

Goats of the Cingino Dam

This Italian dam is covered in salt-hungry goats who manage to scale its almost vertical face.
Bass, Australia

Giant Earthworm Museum

"The Wonder From Down Under," a worm shaped museum celebrating the endangered Giant Gippsland earthworm.
Cody, Wyoming

Smith Mansion

One man's ambition created this psychedelic log home.
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki University Museum

A collection of collections ranging from dentistry to minerals.
Qingdao, China

The Fushan Tunnels

Forgotten German bunkers in China create a sharp cultural contrast.
Rangely, Colorado

The Tank

Metal water storage tank turned ethereal concert hall.
Skinnskatteberg, Sweden

STF Kolarbyn Eco Lodges

Bring your hiking shoes, wool socks, and thermal underwear for a stay in these cozy forest huts.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Devil's Swimming Pool

The world's highest and most dangerous infinity pool lies at the precipice of Victoria Falls.