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Albuquerque, New Mexico

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

The official atomic museum of the United States explores the explosive and productive history of a much maligned energy source.
Jaipur, India

Jal Mahal

More than half of this Indian palace is drowned but it looks all the more spectacular for it.
Marudi, Malaysia

The Pinnacles of Gunung Mulu

These jagged limestone blades cut out through the canopy of the jungles of Borneo.
Inyo County, California

Harmony Borax Works

This crumbling Death Valley mining complex was known for its use of giant, 20-mule wagon teams.
Lucerne, Switzerland

Dance of Death Bridge

This historic covered bridge contains a series of macabre paintings that communicate one thing: everyone dies.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Boudhanath Stupa

One of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world keeps an eye out in every direction.
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

Valley of the Fallen

This underground church is topped with a 500-foot cross that is seen by many as a beacon of fascist hubris.
Oakland, California

Kaiser Convention Center

An abandoned convention space that has been left to the homeless and the radical.
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
San Andrés Cholula, Mexico

The Great Pyramid of Cholula

An Aztec temple, the largest man-made pyramid in the world, sits buried in earth with a Spanish church set on top.
New Paltz, New York

Huguenot Street

The oldest continuously inhabited street in America.
Wappingers Falls, New York

New Hamburg's Curious Guests

Trio of female dolls rotate positions and outfits daily at this strange historic home.
Hyde Park, New York

The Hyde Park Vanderbilt Mansion

"A hideous albatross in the Hudson River Valley."
Woodside, California

Djerassi Ranch

Successful artist residence program has filled this ranch with dozens of sculptures over the years.
Redwood City, California

Pulgas Water Temple

A classically inspired temple in Redwood City.
Stanford, California

Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden

A sudden forest of traditional Papua New Guinean art works is hidden in a corner of Stanford University.
Palo Alto, California

Stanford Mausoleum

Guarded by the Angel of Grief, the Stanford family tomb attracts an odd mix of halloween revelry and somber contemplation.
Palo Alto, California

Arizona Cactus Garden

A hidden world of exotic succulents and cacti.
Palo Alto, California

Gates of Hell Sculpture

Rodin's famous depiction of Dante's 'Inferno', amidst a sculpture garden of many of his other works.
Kazan, Russia

Suyumbike Tower

Russia's own leaning tower was built on a tragic historical fable.
Hardo Rattan, India

Wagah Flag Ceremony

On the Pakistan-India border the militaries perform an elaborate theater of aggression each and every night.
Mills, New Mexico

Kiowa National Grassland

Adobe ruins punctuate the beauty of an 800 foot canyon carved by the Canadian River.
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

This Dresden church was purposely rebuilt Protestant after being demolished in World War II.