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Kennebunk, Maine

The Wedding Cake House

The most photographed house in Maine looks good enough to eat.
Rosignano marittimo, Italy

Spiagge Bianche (White Beaches)

This deceiving white sand beach gets its brilliant hue from the chemical discharge of a nearby factory.
Ashmore, Illinois

St. Omer Cemetery Witch Grave

This grave in a ghost town cemetery marks the death of a witch on a day that never happened.
Berriedale, Australia

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

This controversial museum includes such detested exhibits as a chocolate suicide bomber and fecal-smelling digestion machine.
Ashmore, Illinois

World's Tallest Lincoln Statue

This abandoned Abraham Lincoln statue has also earned the honorary of "World's Ugliest."
Washington, D.C.

Capitol Air Conditioning Towers

"Congress may voluntarily remain in session throughout the summer, in order that our Congressmen may be protected from the intolerable discomforts and dangers of the ordinary outdoor weather!”
Irwin, Pennsylvania

Grave of George Swanson

True to his word, George Swanson is buried in his white 1984 Corvette.
Boston, Massachusetts

Kelleher Rose Garden

One of the now-less-hidden floral gems of the "Emerald Necklace."
Jersey City, New Jersey

Infinity Climber

A playground inspired by differential calculus dangles from the ceiling of the Liberty Science Center.
Jacksonville, Florida

Abandoned Annie Lytle Elementary School

Jacksonville's highways rendered this century-old grammar school unusable.
Prague, Czechia

The Deer Moat Pedestrian Tunnel

The tunnel's elegant proportions keep you snug with no claustrophobia freak-out.
Schonach im Schwarzwald, Germany

World's Largest Cuckoo Clock

A Black Forest cuckoo clock theme park features one timepiece big enough to walk inside.
Ottery Saint Mary, England

The Tar Barrels of Ottery St. Mary

Flaming barrels of tar race through these village streets on Bonfire Night, a tradition that dates back centuries.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Five Fishermen Restaurant

How would you like to dine in the same room where some of the Titanic's victims were embalmed?
Newberry, Michigan

Oswald's Bear Ranch

Two dozen rescued bears roam (mostly) free at the largest bear ranch in the U.S.
Miami, Florida

Ferdinand Magellan Presidential Railcar

With nickel-steel armor and three-inch thick bullet resistant windows, FDR's train was a rolling fortress.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Twin Lakes Capitoline Wolf

Mussolini gave Cincinnati a bronze statue of Romulus and Remus suckling at a wolf's teats.
Barcelona, Spain

Palau Dalmases

This former Baroque palace on the historic Calle Montcada is a rare architectural gem and was once the meeting place of an aristocratic scholarly society.
Marietta, Georgia

St. James Episcopal Cemetery

An elegant Georgian cemetery best known for the grave of the little girl whose murder on Christmas Day remains unsolved.
Williton, England

The Bakelite Museum

A collection of retro plastic goods made with "the material of a thousand uses."
Magdalena, New Mexico

Bracewell Radio Sundial

A one-of-a-kind sundial at the Very Large Array honors a radio astronomy pioneer, incorporating the original piers from his breakthrough radio telescope.
Albi, France

Albi Cathedral

A medieval church with largest and oldest collection of Renaissance frescoes in France.
Benidorm, Spain

Intempo Building

This 47-story "M" remains totally uninhabited.
Fremantle, Australia

Tom Edwards Memorial Fountain

A monument to a working class martyr.