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New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083
Spruce Tree House - March 2010
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.
37.1838, -108.4887
Dalí Theatre and Museum
Figueres, Spain

Dalí Theatre and Museum

Giant eggs, walls of bread, and nightmare surreality mark the largest collection of works by Salvador Dalí.
42.2681, 2.9599
Entrance to the chapel - Photo by Treeswithknees
Monistrol de Montserrat, Spain

Santa Cova of Montserrat

Holy Grotto of Montserrat Monastery holds one of Europe's mysterious black Madonnas.
41.5881, 1.8443
Houses inside Park Güell designed by Gaudí
Barcelona, Spain

Park Güell

Gaudí's famously flamboyant architectural style is on full display in this sprawling park and garden.
41.4136, 2.1528
The church's interior
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
41.4036, 2.1744
The Giants of Santa Maria del Pi
Barcelona, Spain

The Giants of Santa Maria del Pi

The oldest giants in Catalonia are now displayed in a 14th-century Gothic church.
41.3822, 2.1739
New York, New York

The Village Gate Sign

The former sign of this immortal music venue is just that--undying.
40.7284, -73.9998
New York, New York

41 Cooper Square

This exemplar of modernist architecture is meant to captivate and inspire students of the Cooper Union.
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Gravestone at Trinity Churchyard.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
40.7083, -74.0128
Detail on 74 Wall St. across the street
New York, New York

Site of New York Slave Market

Where now stands a 42-story condominium tower of marble, glass and steel was once the central market of New York’s slave trade.
40.7051, -74.0079
Detail of the Tiffany-designed elevators. Economical cast iron, not bronze!
New York, New York

The Woolworth Building

Once the tallest building in the world and the site of "the highest dinner ever held in New York" holds the most expensive penthouse in the city.
40.7125, -74.0083
Quepos, Costa Rica

El Avion Restaurant and Bar

Sister plane of the C-123 shot down during the Iran-Contra Affair has found a new purpose in retirement.
9.4024, -84.1532
Paro, Bhutan

Paro Taktsang: The Tiger's Nest Monastery

This small monastery on a cliff in Bhutan where the 'Second Buddha' is said to have meditated.
27.4917, 89.3633
Paro Airport.
Paro, Bhutan

Paro Airport

Himalayan airport provides one of the most difficult landings in the world.
27.4333, 89.4167
Chimi Lhakhang
Punakha, Bhutan

Chimi Lhakhang

This penis-focused monastery is dedicated to Buddhism's "Divine Madman."
27.5921, 89.8797
Spouting Horn Park
Koloa, Hawaii

Spouting Horn

This Hawaiian blowhole is supposedly caused by a trapped monster.
21.8848, -159.4932
The Canada France Hawaii Telescope.
Hilo, Hawaii

Mauna Kea

Earth's tallest volcano is home to a dozen world-class observatories.
19.8244, -155.4733
Captain Cook, Hawaii

Place of Refuge

Ancient holy grounds that granted amnesty to all those who stepped inside.
19.4215, -155.9105
Kaniakapupu Ruins
Honolulu, Hawaii

Kaniakapupu Ruins

The remains of the summer palace of King Kamehameha III.
21.3507, -157.8145
The Bishop is the Hawaiʻi State Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Honolulu, Hawaii

Bishop Museum

This museum of Hawaiian and Polynesian culture is the legacy of the last descendant of the Kamehameha Dynasty.
21.3329, -157.8706
Blue skies, palm trees, American Florentine palace
Honolulu, Hawaii

Iolani Palace

The only royal palace on U.S. soil has been a territorial capitol, a military headquarters, and a prison for a queen.
21.3068, -157.8587
Longwood Gardens.
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Longwood Gardens

This palatial botanical garden is home to one of the largest pipe organs ever installed in a private residence, and a piece of Wood's cycad.
39.8712, -75.6747
Central Market
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Central Market

The oldest farmer's market in America is so ancient it was approved by the King of England.
40.0386, -76.3068