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The Letters of Utrecht, and the poem with no end.
Utrecht, Netherlands

Poem With No End

'The Letters of Utrecht' lays out a ribbon of poetry one letter at a time, with no final verse in sight.
52.0862, 5.1219
Museum Speelklok
Utrecht, Netherlands

Museum Speelklok

This Netherlands museum holds a gloriously mechanical collection of ornate musical automata.
52.0908, 5.1194
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theater Tuschinski

A beautifully eclectic mix of architectural styles.
52.3665, 4.8950
Rottenbuch, Germany

Rottenbuch Radio Tower

Cell phone tower constructed entirely of wood.
47.7570, 10.9319
St Katherine's Memorial Chapel, Landsberg am Lech
Landsberg am Lech, Germany

Leper's Chapel and Ossuary

A graveyard and memorial chapel for victims of leprosy.
48.0454, 10.8710
Caracas, Venezuela

Tower of David

The world's tallest slum.
10.5053, -66.8989
Angel sculptures hanging from the Cathedral of Brasília.
Brasília, Brazil

Cathedral of Brasília

A stunning Catholic cathedral built by a curve-loving communist in Brazil’s newly created capital.
-15.7983, -47.8755
The Roman gravestone mounted in the wall of the church.
Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany

Roman Gravestone at St. Michael's Church of Widdersberg

A carved grave marker from the 2nd century is mounted in the alcove wall of this Bavarian church.
48.0166, 11.1988
The fresco is remarkably preserved.
Hrastovlje, Slovenia

Danse Macabre of Hrastovlje

The walls of this medieval church are covered with perfectly preserved frescos, including a pristine example of the Dance of Death.
45.5097, 13.9019
A chandelier made of human bones dangles from the ceiling.
Rome, Italy

Arciconfraternita Santa Maria dell'Orazione e Morte

At the crypt of St. Mary of Eulogies and the Dead you are left alone to ponder mortality among piles of skulls.
41.8943, 12.4695
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
A locally made sign points the way to the complex.
Rishikesh, India

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram

The abandoned site of the Beatles spiritual awakening and subsequent revolt.
30.1124, 78.3112
Chandigarh, India

Nek Chand Saini

A palatial sculpture park, built illegally and in secret by a self-taught artist over a period of 36 years.
30.7529, 76.8065
Originally a high school, Tuol Seng was converted into a high security prison.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tuol Sleng

Khmer Rouge's high security prison.
11.5487, 104.9179
Some of Plescia's art can be seen from the street
Salt Lake City, Utah

Ralphael Plescia's "Christian School"

Incredible sculptures inspired by obscure passages from the Bible.
40.7410, -111.8887
Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark
Newberry Springs, California

Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark

The "Fun Spot of The Desert" is now a haunting ruin acting as a reminder that putting a water park in a desert is a bad idea.
34.9482, -116.6875
The World's Largest Thermometer
Baker, California

World's Largest Thermometer

This giant temperature attraction created some giant electric bills.
35.2660, -116.0733
Aliens welcome visitors to the jerky mothership
Baker, California

Alien Fresh Jerky

Finally the worlds of UFO enthusiasts and beef jerky lovers have come together in this roadside shop.
35.2687, -116.0706
Aerial photograph of Ivanpah Solar Power Facility
San Bernardino County, California

Ivanpah Solar Power Facility

The world’s largest concentrated solar plant generates as many problems as megawatts.
35.5568, -115.4703
The gorgeous formations at Valley of Fire State Park.
Clark County, Nevada

Valley of Fire

The drama of nature in full effect in this Nevada State Park.
Sponsored by TravelNevada
Seven Magic Mountains at sunset
Sloan, Nevada

Seven Magic Mountains

Brightly colored 30-foot-tall totems light up the desert sky just outside Las Vegas.
35.8385, -115.2714
Las Vegas, Nevada

Neon Boneyard

Neon icons of Las Vegas.
36.1770, -115.1353
Las Vegas, Nevada

Pinball Hall of Fame

Incredible collection of vintage pinball machines can be played at 25 cents a pop.
36.1013, -115.1305
Los Angeles, California

Watts Towers

America's most famous piece of self-built architecture.
33.9389, -118.2419