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Albertine has over 14,000 books from 30 French-speaking countries.
New York, New York


Though its celestial ceiling is impressive, the true star is the vast collection of French books.
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The Daily News Building Globe
New York, New York

The Daily News Building Globe

Spinning silently in the lobby of an Art Deco masterwork is a massive vintage model of the Earth.
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New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
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New York, New York

Titanic Memorial

Manhattan's lighthouse, erected at the insistence of the unsinkable Molly Brown.
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City Reliquary Museum
Brooklyn, New York

City Reliquary

Brooklyn has some great collections and some weird collections. This is both.
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Queens, New York

The Ganesh Temple of Queens

Enormous Hindu temple in Queens, the first traditional Hindu temple built in the United States, serves incredible dosas in its basement canteen.
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Inside the Tent of Tomorrow of the New York State Pavilion (2009)
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The remnants of two World's Fairs are here, complete with a 12-story globe, a mini-Manhattan, and a UFO-shaped pavilion.
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Sunrise at the Queens panorama
Queens, New York

Panorama of the City of New York

A 9,335 square foot architectural model of the entire city.
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People enjoying a peaceful day near the Eiserner Steg in Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany

Eiserner Steg (Iron Bridge)

Fantastic views and thousands of love locks.
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The famous facade and portal to the church.
Lisbon, Portugal

Jerónimos Monastery

Elaborately carved to showcase the glorious wealth that the age of exploration brought to the Portuguese empire.
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Ice cream cone from the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory.
New York, New York

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

Celebrate Thanksgiving with pumpkin pie ice cream.
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Seaglass Carousel
New York, New York

The SeaGlass Carousel

Manhattan’s Battery Park has a new carousel, full of spinning, glowing fish.
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Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel

This 1,300 year old monastery built atop a single rock was once only accessible depending on the whims of the tide.
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The Trophy Room at the top of the Explorers Club headquarters
New York, New York

Explorers Club Headquarters

A treasure trove of artifacts, books, and artwork from the "golden age" of exploration.
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Nantes, France

Machines of the Isle of Nantes

Massive puppet-automaton machines created by French artist collective Machines de l’Ile.
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Fès - El Karaouine
Fez, Morocco

University of Al-Karaouine

The oldest known university in the world is in Fes, Morocco.
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Merzouga, Morocco

Erg Chebbi

God's Saharan sandbox of wrath.
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Fez, Morocco

Merenid Tombs

Crumbling necropolis set high above Fez.
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Inside the Todra Gorge
Province de Tinghir, Morocco

Todra Gorge

One of the most spectacular canyons in the world.
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A living Quantula
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore's Blinking Snails

You may not be able to chew gum in Singapore, but you can sit on your veranda and watch the snails blink.
Umbrella Trees in Little India.
Rochor, Singapore

Umbrella Trees

Colorful umbrella-covered trees in Singapore's Little India look straight out of Dr. Seuss.
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Pasir Panjang, Singapore

Haw Par Villa

A Buddhist theme park brings you a Buddist version of Hell.
1.2847, 103.7819
(Flickr/Jay Hariani)
Mumbai, India


World's most expensive home.
19.0176, 72.8562
Chand Baori
Jaipur, India

Ancient Stepwells of India

Thousands of exquisitely carved stone water storage wells, hundreds of stone steps, one tragic love story.
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