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Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sniff the Titan Arum's rotting flesh.
Washington, D.C.

The Lockkeeper's House

A derelict bit of infrastructure from the canal that once ran through D.C. is landlocked in the heart of the city.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
Hellissandur, Iceland

Murals of Hellissandur

Dozens of large, brightly-colored paintings adorn the walls of the "street art capital of Iceland."
Rif, Iceland

The Freezer

A world-class theater sits hidden in this remote town in West Iceland.
Eiriksstadhir, Iceland

Stuðlagil Canyon

This canyon is comprised of gorgeous waters and magnificent basalt columns.
Deildartunguhver, Iceland

Deildartunguhver

Europe’s most powerful hot spring supplies the surrounding region with hot water.
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri Heart-Shaped Traffic Lights

Instead of solid circles, the stoplights in this northern Icelandic town have glowing red hearts.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat

Iceland's tribute to its thankless civil servants.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Piece of Berlin Wall In Iceland

A bit of the Berlin Wall was gifted to the Icelandic capital to commemorate the 25th anniversary of German reunification.
Iceland

Volcanic Island of Heimaey

A modern Nordic Pompeii on the Icelandic island of Heimaey.
Iceland

Þingvellir

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

Námafjall

In Northeastern Iceland lies something of an oxymoron: a steaming desert.
Iceland

Red Chair

A giant red chair bolted to a rock on a remote mossy hillside in Iceland.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

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

Búðakirkja

This black church sits alone among a field of lava rock.
Iceland

Snæfellsjökull

A formerly glacier-tipped volcano that inspired none other than Jules Verne.
Iceland

Námaskarð

A sulfuric martian landscape that looks far better than it smells.
Iceland

Rauðfeldsgjá

This mountain fissure hides a secret path to a secluded mossy grotto within the rock itself.
Iceland

Krafla

This tumultuous Icelandic lava field looks so alien European researchers want to use it as a stand-in for Mars.
Vik, Iceland

Reynisdrangar

Three columns of volcanic rock shoot out of the ocean.
Reykholt, Iceland

Snorralaug

This hobbit-y little hot spring may be the oldest spring used by humans in all of Iceland.
Heimaey, Iceland

World's Largest Puffin Colony

Every summer local children form "pysja patrols" to save young birds that have wandered from their nests.
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.