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Rochester Abandoned Subway
Rochester, New York

Rochester Abandoned Subway

The remains of a failed subway in upstate New York is now an underground graffiti bunker.
43.1630, -77.6329
The Cathedral Building from Across Broadway
Oakland, California

Cathedral Building

The Flatiron Building's storied West Coast cousin is a lot more into religion.
37.8063, -122.2702
Cathedral of Christ the Light
Oakland, California

Cathedral of Christ the Light

A massive ultra-modern church presents a science-fiction view of Catholicism's inclusive future.
37.8103, -122.2630
Kaiser Convention Center
Oakland, California

Kaiser Convention Center

An abandoned convention space that has been left to the homeless and the radical.
37.7975, -122.2613
The entrance of the toad tunnel, starting at the post office parking lot. (Davis Wiki)
Davis, California

Davis Toad Tunnel

Special tunnels built so that frogs won't be killed when crossing the highway.
38.5471, -121.7261
Davis, California

Eggheads

Seven ceramic sculptures scattered around the University of California, Davis campus.
38.5396, -121.7499
Tourists flock to the buoy (Flickr/Turtle43)
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
24.5465, -81.7975
Battery Spencer with with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
37.8339, -122.5329
The Temple of Apollo, Delphi
Greece

The Oracle of Delphi

The hallucinogenic center of the ancient world.
38.4824, 22.5010
Berkeley, California

Urban Ore

An vast warehouse of everyday treasures in Berkeley, CA.
37.8508, -122.2905
The moon rock is located in the center of the red planet in the Space Window's upper half
Washington, D.C.

Space Window at the Washington National Cathedral

A tiny piece of the moon is embedded in this stained glass masterpiece.
38.9311, -77.0716
Darth Vader grotesque on the northwest tower of the Washington National Cathedral.
Washington, D.C.

Darth Vader Grotesque at the Washington National Cathedral

The sci-fi villain is a little known inhabitant of the Washington National Cathedral.
38.9304, -77.0716
The Rosslyn Metro escalator. (Steven Cohen/Atlas Obscura)
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
38.8959, -77.0715
The stairs at night
Washington, D.C.

The Exorcist Stairs

Site of the climactic scene from The Exorcist.
38.9055, -77.0702
Blue Lagoon
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
63.8801, -22.4494
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

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

Svartifoss

The unique waterfall in Iceland's south features a backdrop of geometric black lava columns.
64.0210, -16.9816
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua

Major tourist destination known for its bubbling mud-pools and hot thermal springs.
-38.1368, 176.2497
Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
Waitomo, New Zealand

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

A cave lit with glowworms.
-38.2610, 175.1043
Wellington, New Zealand

Colossal Squid

The world's only complete colossal squid specimen is on display at the Te Papa Museum.
-41.2905, 174.7817
Punakaiki, New Zealand

Pancake Rocks

This strange geological landscape erupts with sudden bursts of water.
-42.1084, 171.3363
The Moeraki Boulders at sunrise. (Wikimedia Commons)
Hampden, New Zealand

Moeraki Boulders

Highly spherical boulders on the shores of New Zealand.
-45.3477, 170.8273
Malibu, California

The Paul Williams designed Roberts' House

A bomb shelter and some fireplaces are all that remain of the house Fred Roberts tried so hard to keep standing.
34.0050, -118.8101
Los Angeles, California

Candy Cane Lane

Come crisp December nights, this fairly plain neighborhood becomes a holiday dream world.
34.1794, -118.5657