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Istanbul, Turkey

Tombs of the Sultans

Five sultans and their families rest in eternal splendor, teeming with overlooked beauty and drama.
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.
Auckland, New Zealand

Waikumete Cemetery

Home to the unidentified remains of the 1979 Mt. Erebus Disaster.
Christchurch, New Zealand

Re:START Mall

After the devastating 2011 earthquake, historic Christchurch begins to recover, starting with the pop-up Re:START mall.
Huntly, New Zealand

DEKA Sign

This faded sign to nowhere is a beloved icon in New Zealand.
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Airport Runway

High winds and a short landing strip make this one of the scariest runways in the world.
Hamilton, New Zealand

The Huddleston

A steampunk airship "floats" above Hamilton Gardens delivering plants and compost.
Waiau, New Zealand

The Waterworks

Water-powered gadgets whirr to life in this quirky eco park.
Taihape, New Zealand

Gumboot Capital of the World

Taihape's claim to fame is a fictional Kiwi farmer wearing gumboots.
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Cable Car

New Zealand's only running funicular railway.
Okains Bay, New Zealand

Maori and Colonial Museum

One of the largest collections of traditional Māori artifacts in New Zealand.
Tirau, New Zealand

Big Dog and Sheep

These two delightful animal-shaped buildings host a visitor center and wool shop.
Akaroa, New Zealand

Linton Mosaic Sculpture Garden

An artistic garden environment of tile mosaic sculptures.
Springfield, New Zealand

Springfield Doughnut

A giant doughnut was gifted to the small New Zealand town of Springfield to promote "The Simpsons Movie."
Muriwai, New Zealand

Muriwai Gannet Colony

New Zealand's west coast is one of the best places in the world to view these large seabirds.
Auckland, New Zealand

Sky Tower

A New Zealand communications tower stands as the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere.
Auckland, New Zealand

Maungawhau (Mount Eden)

The platform atop this verdant volcano was built with the help of a royal elephant.
Waipu, New Zealand

Waipu Caves

A galaxy of glowworms hides deep within the belly of these caves.
Hot Water Beach, New Zealand

Hot Water Beach

Handcrafted thermal spa washes away each night with the tide.
Porangahau, New Zealand

The Longest Place Name In The World

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauo tamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronuku pokaiwhenuakitanatahu.
Oamaru, New Zealand

Steampunk HQ

The premier place to experience the Victorian imagining of the steam-powered future.
Hampden, New Zealand

Moeraki Boulders

Highly spherical boulders on the shores of New Zealand.
Slope Point, New Zealand

Slope Point

The most southerly spot on New Zealand's South Island is home to surreally shaped, permanently mangled trees.
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua

Major tourist destination known for its bubbling mud-pools and hot thermal springs.