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Edinburgh, Scotland

'BEACHCOMBER'

A public art installation with a nautical themed poem, enhances this pedestrian street.
Concord, Massachusetts

The Old Manse

The poems Nathaniel Hawthorne and his wife Sophia etched into its windows are still visible today.
Sapporo, Japan

Dog's Roasted Sweet Potato Stand

The only thing sweeter than the potatoes is the canine proprietor of this roadside stall.
Wanli District, Taiwan

Wanli UFO Village

A rare pod of derelict midcentury Futuro and Venturo houses lines a semi-abandoned beachfront resort outside Taipei.
Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Taroko Gorge

An extraordinary natural landscape of mountains, waterfalls, and rocky cliffs riddled with tunnels.
Inuvik, Northwest Territories

Inuvik Community Greenhouse

This greenhouse was once a hockey arena.
Woodbury, Connecticut

Hogpen Hills Farms

A famed data visualizer's personal sculpture garden is a landscape of modern and megalithic wonders.
Uribante, Venezuela

The Drowned Church of Potosi

A town church once nearly submerged by the damming of a river is now hauntingly visible as the water recedes.
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.
Bsaira District, Jordan

Dana Village

A ghost village sits atop a mountain within Jordan’s largest biosphere reserve.
Petra District, Jordan

Little Petra

A more chill but no less fascinating version of the famous ancient archeological site.
Jordan

Petra

An ancient capital city that dates back 3,000 years old and harbors many surprises.
Monduli, Tanzania

Lake Natron

A salty red hell in Tanzania breeds endangered flamingos.
San Rafael, Argentina

Borges Memorial Maze

This Argentinian hedge maze is an intricate tribute to a famous surrealist author.
Barracas, Argentina

Pasaje Lanín

A vibrant street away from the typical tourist track, lined with colorful, mosaic-covered houses.
Sarmiento Department, Argentina

Petrified Forest of José de Ormachea

An ancient forest of the Paleocene Age turned to stone.
Foz do Iguaçu, Argentina

Iguazu Falls

A series of waterfalls so massive they straddle the border of Argentina and Brazil.
Singapore

World's First Salmon ATM

Frozen in Norway, vended in Singapore.
Singapore

Henderson Waves

The highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore looks like a series of undulating waves rising between two public parks.
Singapore

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

This rare wildlife haven in Singapore feels like you're in the tropical rainforest.
Ponferrada, Spain

La Fábrica de Luz (Light factory-Energy Museum)

This former power station is now a museum dedicated to the region's coal-producing history.
Longyearbyen, Norway

Svalbard Bryggeri

The world's northernmost brewery uses water from a 2,000-year-old glacier to create its beer.
Ikaruga, Japan

Hōryū-ji

Home to the world's oldest wooden building.
Min Kun, Myanmar (Burma)

Mya Thein Tan Pagoda

This magnificent white pagoda was constructed to resemble a sacred Buddhist mountain.