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Oslo, Norway

'She Lies'

This floating sculpture of ice is a poignant reminder of nature's power.
Oslo, Norway

Oslo Opera House

The design of this beautifully crafted building was inspired by Norwegian glaciers.
Flåm, Norway

Ægir Brewery

A Viking-style brewpub named for a Norse sea giant, in the heart of fjord country.
Aurland, Norway

Laerdal Tunnel

Longest road tunnel in the world features an air treatment plant and the illusion of daylight.
Aurland, Norway

Aurland Lookout

A thin pane of glass keeps visitors from sliding off this futuristic skywalk.
Kvam, Norway

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall

Walk behind a 50-meter-high waterfall.
Ghent, Belgium

Gravensteen

This fairytale castle was built as a show of power but was nearly torn down thanks to its history of torture.
Xinxing District, Taiwan

The Dome of Light

The world’s largest work of glass art hides in this stunning Taiwanese subway station.
Tainan City, Taiwan

Anping Tree House

The tangled roots of a giant banyan tree have fully reclaimed the ruins of this abandoned warehouse.
Wanli District, Taiwan

Wanli UFO Village

A rare pod of derelict midcentury Futuro and Venturo houses lines a semi-abandoned beachfront resort outside Taipei.
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Flamingo Habitat

An exotic wildlife habitat right off The Strip.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Botanical Gardens

Golden Gate Park's historic botanical collection.
San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle

The unbelievably opulent home built for an infamous newspaperman.
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
Page, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend

Dramatic river bend surrounds a natural red-rocked pedestal.
Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon

Most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest.
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic L.A. bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank—both symbolic and chic.
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
Kamakura, Japan

The Great Buddha of Kamakura

A bronze statue dating back as far as 1252, still has remnants of gold around its ears from its ancient gilding.
Tokyo, Japan

Godzilla Head

He's not quite the menace he once was, but he still has some chops.
Kyoto, Japan

Sagano Bamboo Forest

The sound of swaying stalks in this stunning grove has been named a governmentally recognized sound.