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Mexico City, Mexico

Cafebrería El Péndulo

Part bookstore, part cafe, and part forest.
Mexico City, Mexico

Soumaya Museum

66,000 pieces of art, donated by one of the world's richest men.
Mexico City, Mexico

Biblioteca Vasconcelos

A jaw-dropping "megalibrary" that turns book-browsing into a geometric adventure.
Mexico City, Mexico

Fuente de Tláloc

Diego Rivera's massive tiled fountain and failed infrastructure project.
Mexico City, Mexico

Chapultepec Castle

The only castle in North America to ever house actual sovereigns.
Mexico City, Mexico

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo House Studio Museum

The famous artist couple lived and worked here, in two different houses separated by a bridge.
Mexico City, Mexico

Minichelista Restaurant

A quirky and charming restaurant founded by artists.
Mexico City, Mexico

La Posada del Sol

Meant to be one of the most extravagant hotels in the world, now an eerie, abandoned architectural gem in Mexico City.
Mexico City, Mexico

Cine Ópera

This crumbling Art Deco movie palace in Mexico City has been abandoned for two decades.
Mexico City, Mexico

The Cake Room at Pastelería Ideal

Where layer cakes tower above one’s head and there is never a shortage of icing.
Gatteville-le-Phare, France

Phare de Gatteville

A beautiful lighthouse with as many steps as days in the year, as many windows as weeks, and as many levels as months.
Binz, Germany

Treetop Tower of Rügen

A long spiraling walkway winds through the surrounding woodlands, rising up above a copper beech tree at the center.
San Rafael, California

420 Louis Pasteur Statue

Of all the origin stories for weed's secret code, this one likely has the goods.
Yonkers, New York

Untermyer Park

America's greatest forgotten garden and the former stomping grounds of Son of Sam.
Newport, Rhode Island

Grave of Ida Lewis

The final resting place of the famous Rhode Island lighthouse keeper who heroically saved dozens of people from drowning.
New York, New York

Explorers Club Headquarters

A treasure trove of artifacts, books, and artwork from the "golden age" of exploration.
Austin, Texas

Yippee Ki Yay Stickwork Sculptures

An exquisite grouping of structures made from 10 tons of invasive saplings.
Adalaj, India

Adalaj Ni Vav

A deeply beautiful 15th-century stepwell with a tragic story.
Iceland

Fjaðrárgljúfur

Strange rock formations tower above the river that snakes through this enchanting Icelandic canyon.
Agoura Hills, California

The Old Place Restaurant

The beloved dining spot stands at the cross-section of Hollywood and the Old West.
Kuta Selatan, Indonesia

Bali's Abandoned Plane

Someone left a Boeing 737 in a field in southern Bali.
Wellesley Island, New York

Just Room Enough Island

This tiny little island has, as the name says, just enough room for its single house.
Naska pruwinsya, Peru

Cerro Blanco

This unimaginably large pile of sand near Nazca is one of the tallest dunes in the world.
Slope Point, New Zealand

Slope Point

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