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New York, New York

The Cross at Ground Zero

Pulled from the rubble of one of the worst modern tragedies, a steel crossbeam became a symbol of hope for New Yorkers.
Howick, South Africa

Nelson Mandela Capture Site

A mesmerizing sculpture marks the site where the activist was arrested after evading capture for 17 months.
Howick, South Africa

Howick Falls

Local lore says a serpent-like beast lurks in the deep basin below the falls.
London, England

Black Cats of Carreras Cigarette Factory

Black cat statues guard this temple-like Egyptian revival factory.
L'Agulhas, South Africa

Cape Agulhas Marker

This small monument marks the divide between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans at the southernmost tip of Africa.
Onomichi, Japan

Shimanami Kaido Bikeway

The 43-mile route crosses through six islands with gorgeous views of the Seto Inland Sea.
Namibia

Eduard Bohlen Shipwreck

Far from the shore, this sandy victim of the Skeleton Coast looks like it was plopped in the middle of the desert.
Guadalajara, Spain

Osborne Bull

Originally used to sell brandy, the bull-shaped billboard became an iconic symbol of Spain.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
Florence, Italy

Gipsoteca Bartolini

A slightly creepy gallery of plaster cast models in the same museum as Michelangelo's David.
Montevideo, Uruguay

Palacio Salvo

The design of the Palacio Salvo has been described as "a lighthouse on top of a building."
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Caminito

A bright little alley in La Boca is a part of tango history.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Villa Freud

A pocket of Buenos Aires with an unusually high concentration of psychotherapists.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Tomb of Rufina Cambacérès

A beautiful young girl said to have been buried alive in her coffin…
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cementerio de la Recoleta

Buenos Aires' city of the dead contains some very famous remains, including Eva Perón.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

This historic, palatial theater is now one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Floralis Generica

105-foot wide giant metallic flower blooms anew every day in the heart of Buenos Aires.
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier

This stunning mass of ice spans 121 square miles and is still growing.
Santiago, Chile

Parque Quinta Normal Greenhouse

A beautiful deserted greenhouse in the middle of a park.
Santiago, Chile

Museum of Memory and Human Rights

A museum founded to reflect on and remember the human rights abuses under Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.
Valparaiso, Chile

Elevators of Valparaiso

What was once a unique system of urban elevators is turning into a mechanical ruin.
Providencia, Chile

Torre Telefonica Chile

It's just another skyscraper, but it's shaped like '90s cell phone.
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.
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.