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Búri
Iceland

Búri

One of the most remarkable caves in all of Iceland was created by a once raging river of lava.
63.9139, -21.4844
Schwartz's
Montreal, Québec

Schwartz's

A Montreal deli that was so beloved that it was allowed to circumvent their laws of language.
45.5162, -73.5777
Black Sand Beach
Pahala, Hawaii

Punalu`u Black Sand Beach

This black shoreline is made up of exploded lava particles.
19.1358, -155.5049
Mysterious spires of the cement cemetery.
Rosser, Manitoba

Cement Cemetery

Mysterious concrete spires left on a small Canadian hill.
49.9460, -97.2754
Aksum, Ethiopia

Obelisk of Axum

Massive stele returned to Ethiopia after 70 years in Rome.
14.1318, 38.7141
Bete Giyorgis
Lalibela, Ethiopia

Bete Giyorgis of Lalibela

An Ethiopian "Jerusalem" featuring a church hewn out of a single rock.
12.0316, 39.0411
A family near Gimli and a part of New Iceland (Archives of Manitoba)
Gimli, Manitoba

New Iceland

Icelandic settlement in Manitoba established in 1875.
50.6330, -96.9852
Creative Commons by sean_carney
Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba

Old Pinawa Dam

Bombed out remains of early hydroelectric dam.
50.2159, -95.9284
Devil's Gulch
Garretson, South Dakota

Devil's Gulch

The ravine where Jesse James supposedly performed an impossible jump to evade capture.
43.7229, -96.4951
Sunlight beams into the Cenote (Flickr/soyignatius)
Dzitnup, Mexico

Cenote Xkeken

These azure waters were thought to lead to the Mayan Underworld.
20.6617, -88.2435
VW Bug at the Museo Subacuático de Arte
Cancun, Mexico

Museo Subacuático de Arte

Underwater art project will double as a massive artificial coral reef to help regenerate the damaged ecosystem.
21.1984, -86.7161
View from the top of the Great Pyramid (Structure II) – 2 unexcavated pyramids seen in the distance
Mexico

Calakmul

A hidden treasure of an abandoned city lies deep in the jungles of Campeche, Mexico.
18.1146, -89.8086
The glowing Times Square Ball as it rests today.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
40.7563, -73.9864
Yemrehanna Kristos Church
Ethiopia

Yemrehanna Kristos Church

An ancient Ethiopian cave church is endangered by the simple building of a road.
12.1400, 39.0719
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Longitudinal Centre of Canada

This strangely specific landmark will let travelers know when they are half way there.
49.7677, -96.8097
The rock obelisk at Rugby, North Dakota.
Rugby, North Dakota

The Geographical Center of North America

A monument to a town's status as the center of the continent is off by a few miles.
48.3548, -99.9989