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Chand Baori
Jaipur, India

Chand Baori

Thousands of exquisitely carved stone water storage wells, hundreds of stone steps fill this exquisite medieval stepwell.
27.0073, 76.6065
The abandoned Mughal fortress, Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri, India

Fatehpur Sikri

An imperial fortress city that incorporated cultural elements from the entire Mughal empire, only to be abandoned the year it was finished.
27.0945, 77.6679
Itaipu Dam
Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

Itaipu Dam

As one of the world's largest hydroelectric dams this plant took two countries to get built.
-25.4080, -54.5888
Iguazu Falls
Foz do Iguaçu, Argentina

Iguazu Falls

A series of waterfalls so massive they straddle the border of Argentina and Brazil.
-25.6954, -54.4370
The entry to the gardens. (jeffbelmonte/Flickr)
Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba Botanical Gardens

Solitary monument dedicated to the beauty of nature.
-25.4417, -49.2389
One of the alleys.
São Paulo, Brazil

Beco do Batman

One of São Paulo's tight urban intersections has become a haven for graffiti artists ever since a single Batman started the trend.
-23.5567, -46.6861
One of the gorgeous, modern attractions that now sit empty
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Terra Encantada (Enchanted Land)

Plagued by riots, celebrity injuries and a tragic death, this amusement park has been demolished.
-22.9866, -43.3631
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Parque Lage

Beautiful public park off the beaten path and away from tourists.
-22.9612, -43.2132
A maze of graves.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cemitério São João Batista

Try not to get lost in this picturesque Brazilian labyrinth of the dead.
-22.9593, -43.1885
Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences

This Brazilian astronomy museum allows guests to gaze at the stars through their telescopes each weekend.
-22.8959, -43.2228
Inside the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum
Niterói, Brazil

Niterói Contemporary Art Museum

An art museum with an eclectic design and a scandalous past.
-22.9079, -43.1258
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Largo do Boticário

Crumbling remnant of Rio's colonial past tucked behind Corcovado mountain in the neighborhood of Cosme Velho.
-22.9395, -43.2014
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Escadaria Selarón Mosaic Steps

A 125-meter long "tribute to the Brazilian people."
-22.9153, -43.1792
Ilha Fiscal
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ilha Fiscal

This Brazilian palace island was once the site of the last grand ball before revolution.
-22.8970, -43.1667
The Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading

This stunning Brazilian library contains the largest collection of Portuguese texts outside of Portugal itself.
-22.9055, -43.1821
Rio de Janeiro Cathedral
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro Cathedral

This massive Brazilian church is built like an angular, technicolor pyramid left by Mayans from the future.
-22.9107, -43.1808
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Botanical Gardens

Golden Gate Park's historic botanical collection.
37.7670, -122.4667
Treasure Island as seen from Yerba Buena Island
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.
37.8160, -122.3713
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Bison

San Francisco's very own urban bison herd have persisted in the face of extinction, development and disease.
37.7698, -122.4984
The fictional Tanner's residence.
San Francisco, California

The "Full House" House

This private residence was the template for one of the most beloved television homes ever.
37.7863, -122.4420
San Francisco, California

The Golden Fire Hydrant

The miraculous hydrant that saved the Mission District in 1906.
37.7580, -122.4279
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
37.8029, -122.4482
San Francisco, California

House of Air

Inside an old airplane hangar, friends and strangers alike play on a massive trampoline.
37.8049, -122.4688
Japanese Gardens.
San Francisco, California

Japanese Tea Garden

Relics of the 1894 Midwinter Exposition continue to delight visitors today.
37.7702, -122.4702