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Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach

A trash dump made beautiful by nature's power.
Annapolis, Maryland

John Paul Jones' Crypt

Rediscovered after a century, the father of the American Navy was reinterred in something dredged up from Davy Jones' Locker.
Dayton, Virginia

Mole Hill

One of the last active volcanoes on the Eastern seaboard.
Nuremberg, Germany

Ehekarussell

This lurid German fountain plots the sad course of marriage from dating to death.
Munich, Germany

Wurmeck

A fearsome dragon clings to a corner of Munich's city hall.
Zurich, Switzerland

The Schwamendingen X

Unconventional site where the tracks of Zurich tramcars intersect.
Monrovia, California

The Aztec Hotel

This bizarre hotel on historic Route 66 has been plagued by rumors of crime and paranormal activity.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo

A museum and shop on Bourbon Street located in the former home of the second Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.
Los Angeles, California

The Echo Park Time Travel Mart

Non-profit time travel mart sells goods you would need for a trip through the fourth dimension.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Ali’iolani Hale

Once the site of the Hawaiian monarchy, this building was originally designed as a 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.
Boulder City, Nevada

Winged Figures of the Republic

A Norwegian-born sculptor created these soaring guardian angels at the entrance to Hoover Dam.
Reykjavík, Iceland

South Iceland's Bra Fence

Along this wire fence, travelers have been leaving a particular memento since 2012.
Reykholt, Iceland

Friðheimar

Inside this Icelandic greenhouse, geothermal energy keeps tomatoes warm and growing.
Iceland

Þingvellir

The picturesque birthplace of Icelandic democracy is drenched in the blood of its brutal past.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

This stunning concert hall has become a symbol of Iceland's national recovery.
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.
Iceland

Jökulsárlón

Iceland's largest lagoon is home to stunning multi-colored icebergs.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

One of the tallest buildings in Iceland, and perhaps, the most visually impressive.
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
Valhallarvegur, Iceland

Þingvellir Church

This beautiful, historic church looks like something out of a simpler past.
Iceland

Silfra

This natural Icelandic fissure allows divers to swim right between two volatile tectonic plates.
Big Pine, California

Methuselah Tree

Once thought to be the oldest living tree in the world, Methuselah was germinated before the Egyptian pyramids were built.