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January 2018, some detritus had washed into the hut from the ocean.
Iceland

Selatangar

Eerie ruins of an abandoned medieval fishing village crumble atop an unforgiving stretch of earth.
63.8380, -22.2407
Þingvellir
Iceland

Þingvellir

The picturesque birthplace of Icelandic democracy is drenched in the blood of its brutal past.
64.2581, -21.1250
Búðakirkja
Iceland

Búðakirkja

This black church sits alone among a field of lava rock.
64.8218, -23.3846
Harpa at night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

This stunning concert hall has become a symbol of Iceland's national recovery.
64.1503, -21.9325
Museum Entrance, down bellow in a former public restroom.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Icelandic Punk Museum

This tiny museum's sizable collection is jammed into a former underground public toilet.
64.1469, -21.9358
US Navy DC-3 Wreckage
Iceland

US Navy DC-3 Wreckage

This wrecked airplane husk has been sitting on a black sand beach since the 1970s.
63.4591, -19.3647
Rainbow
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.
64.3270, -20.1200
Leif the Lucky bridge at Midlina.
Iceland

Bridge Between Continents

Walk in the footsteps of the gods and straddle two tectonic plates.
63.8683, -22.6755
Reykjavik, Iceland

Icelandic Phallological Museum

An encyclopedic collection of mammal penises.
64.1430, -21.9156
Kerid Crater Lake
Iceland

Kerid Crater Lake

This eye-popping Icelandic crater lake is surrounded by red volcanic rock.
64.0413, -20.8851
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

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

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
63.8801, -22.4494
The trees against an ominous sky.
Slope Point, New Zealand

Slope Point

The most southerly spot on New Zealand's South Island is home to surreally shaped, permanently mangled trees.
-46.6685, 169.0008
Ireland

The Dry Stone Walls of the Aran Islands

Mortarless walls that stretch for miles are a lovely solution for creating grazing land in the harsh terrain of the Aran Islands.
53.0663, -9.5297
The abandoned Village
Mayo, Ireland

Slievemore's deserted stone village

Achill's most recently abandoned village dates back to to the Age of Enlightenment.
53.9639, -10.0030
Cell Doors
Dublin, Ireland

Kilmainham Gaol

One of Ireland's most infamous prisons for rebels including men, women and children.
53.3419, -6.3096
The vaults
Dublin, Ireland

St. Michan's Mummies

An Irish church where you can shake hands with an 800 year old mummy.
53.3475, -6.2755
The Hole of the Sorrows
Clare, Ireland

The Hole of the Sorrows

This singular Irish dolmen is more Frank Lloyd Wright than upright stonehenge.
53.0376, -9.0760
MV Plassy in 1962
Galway, Ireland

MV Plassy

A steam trawler with a whiskey-soaked history driven ashore in 1960 resides rusty but still standing on the shoreline.
53.0558, -9.5038
A Pistol Shrimp
Sanibel, Florida

Pistol Shrimp of Ding Darling

Just below the surface, shrimp are producing temperatures hotter than the sun.
26.4452, -82.1135
Hemingway's last penny.
Key West, Florida

Hemingway's Last Penny

An idyllic swimming pool tells the tale of Hemingway's trouble with women.
24.5512, -81.8006
Key West, Florida

The Conch Republic

"We Seceded Where Others Failed."
24.5557, -81.7826
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
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The former home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer is now home to dozens of six-toed cats.
24.5511, -81.8005