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Paris, France

Gnomon of Saint-Sulpice

This 18th-century sundial was designed to calculate the date of Easter each year.
Paris, France

Notre-Dame-de-Lorette

Claude Monet was baptized in this lavishly ornate Paris church.
Seattle, Washington

Seattle's Giant Sequoia Tree

This grand old 80-foot sequoia towers above the buildings in the city’s retail center.
Seattle, Washington

Amazon Spheres

The tech giant built three enormous glass orbs in Seattle so employees could work inside a rainforest greenhouse.
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
Seattle, Washington

UPS Waterfall Garden Park

This secluded, man-made waterfall marks the birthplace of the United Parcel Service.
Seattle, Washington

Salty Dog Pottery Studio

Artistic Oasis in Industrial Ballard.
Berlin, Germany

Führerbunker Parking Lot

The bunker where Hitler took his own life is hidden under this deliberately ordinary parking lot.
Wilson, Kansas

World's Largest Czech Egg

A 20-foot-tall egg painted in a traditional Czech patterns by the Czech community in Wilson, Kansas.
Goodland, Kansas

Giant Van Gogh Painting

Massive still life just off the highway in Kansas.
Alliance, Nebraska

Carhenge

An experimental, automotive replica of Stonehenge.
Kansas City, Missouri

Treasures of the Steamboat Arabia

Two hundred tons of pioneer artifacts were painstakingly recovered from a shipwreck at the bottom of the Missouri River.
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Workhouse

This abandoned prison castle has become an imposing gallery of graffiti art.
Kansas City, Missouri

SubTropolis

The "World's Largest Underground Business Complex," a 55,000,000-square-foot city underneath Missouri.
Denver, Colorado

My Brother's Bar

Neal Cassady may still have an open tab at one of Denver's oldest watering holes.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
Seattle, Washington

Gas Works Park

This former coal gasification plant found a curious second life as a popular public park.
Rapid City, South Dakota

Hotel Alex Johnson

One of America’s oldest and spookiest hotels, thanks to the residency of ghosts, dead presidents, and Alfred Hitchcock.
Cartagena, Colombia

Door Knockers of Cartagena

The colonial city's social history is reflected in its fanciful door knockers.
Cartagena, Colombia

Ábaco Libros y Café

A cozy bookstore and coffee shop in the heart of Cartagena's Old City.
Bogotá, Colombia

Museo Botero

A celebration of Colombia’s premier contemporary artist.
Bogotá, Colombia

La Puerta Falsa

This tiny shop has been serving traditional tamales for more than 200 years.
Bogotá, Colombia

BD Bacatá

The world's first crowdfunded skyscraper has not gone quite to plan.
Salento, Colombia

Wax Palms of Cocora Valley

The world's tallest palm trees look like the whimsical kind of plant you'd find in a Dr. Seuss story.