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Los Angeles, California

Watts Towers

America's most famous piece of self-built architecture.
33.9389, -118.2419
La Cité, Carcassonne
Carcassonne, France

La Cité Médiévale de Carcassonne

Historic medieval fortified city in southwest France.
43.2066, 2.3662
Southampton, England

Titanic Memorial Cruise on the MS Balmoral

A cruise ship retraces the the route of the doomed RMS Titanic, 100 years later.
50.9097, -1.4044
The American Merchant Mariner's Memorial
New York, New York

The American Merchant Mariner's Memorial

Twice a day one of these tragic bronze mariners drowns with the tide to remember all those the sea has taken.
40.7039, -74.0179
Tombs of Sipán
Lambayeque, Peru

Tombs of Sipán

The shockingly unspoiled Peruvian tomb of the Lord of Sipan was once guarded by a footless warrior.
-6.7050, -79.8995
Zigzag aqueduct
Chamis, Peru

Cumbe Mayo and Los Frailones

Pre-Incan aqueduct amidst a stone forest in Peru.
-7.1892, -78.5790
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Preserved Inca city and site of the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish Conquistadors.
-13.2581, -72.2633
Parque Kennedy
Lima, Peru

Parque Kennedy

A Peruvian public park has a mysteriously large cat population that a number of locals would rather see dead.
-12.1220, -77.0308
Lima, Peru

Convento de San Francisco Ossuary

The mortal remains of an estimated 70,000 people lie in the basement of a monastery in Lima, Peru.
-12.0454, -77.0270
The highly textured Qenqo Temple
Cusco, Peru

Qenqo Temple

Death rituals and sacrifice inside a Peruvian megalith.
-13.5182, -72.0041
Machu Picchu.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
-13.1631, -72.5450
Hummingbird
Nazca, Peru

Nazca Lines

Giant ancient line art drawn in the Peruvian desert so large that it can only be fully seen from the sky.
-14.7390, -75.1300
Palms shimmering off the water
Ica, Peru

Huacachina

An unexpected desert oasis in South America.
-14.0875, -75.7633
Ica Stone with dinosaurs
Chincha Baja District, Peru

Ica Stones st the Cabrera Museum

Peru's (not so) mysterious carved stones.
-13.4504, -76.1508
View of the observatory from the south-southwest.
Lima, Peru

Jicamarca Ionospheric Radio Observatory

Enormous array of antennae fill a desert valley.
-11.9516, -76.8743
Pasco, Peru

Huayllay Stone Forest

Extraordinary rock formations in open Peruvian fields.
-10.9928, -76.3303
Mexico City, Mexico

Chapultepec Castle

The only castle in North America to ever house actual sovereigns.
19.4204, -99.1819
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
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

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

Yoda Fountain

There is no trying to fall in love with this Star Wars fountain, you just do or do not.
37.7989, -122.4505
MASP, Museu de Arte de São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo Pedestrian Signal Lights

The pedestrian traffic signals in Brazil's teeming metropolis light up with clues to nearby landmarks.
-23.5804, -46.6603
Taquile Island
Puno, Peru

Taquile Island

On this tiny spot of land in the middle of Lake Titicaca the only ones who do the knitting are the men.
-15.7772, -69.6842
Paracas Candelabra
Pisco, Peru

Paracas Candelabra

The mysterious "Candelabra of the Andes" could represent anything from a god's trident to a hallucinogenic plant.
-13.7946, -76.3087
Vallaincourt Fountain
San Francisco, California

Vaillancourt Fountain

This concrete tangle of square pipes has stood as a proud thorn in the city's side since the '70s.
37.7954, -122.3953