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Porta Nigra viewed from the south
Trier, Germany

Porta Nigra

The last bastion of Roman presence north of the Alps looms over a German town.
49.7597, 6.6441
Felsenkirche, the "crag church."
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

Felsenkirche (Crag Church)

A tiny chapel clings to a precipice above Germany’s gemstone capital.
49.7060, 7.3275
Looking out over eight lanes of traffic.
Washington, D.C.

The Lockkeeper's House

A derelict bit of infrastructure from the canal that once ran through D.C. is landlocked in the heart of the city.
38.8919, -77.0397
The Jefferson Pools
Warm Springs, Virginia

Jefferson Pools

Bubbling up from deep underground is the warm crystal clear water that fills the Jefferson Pools, America's oldest spa.
38.0536, -79.7808
Engines No. 5 and No. 6 in 2013
Cass, West Virginia

Cass Scenic Railroad

Take a steam-powered ride straight out of the past on this Appalachian rail line.
38.3967, -79.9147
The Robert C. Bryd Green Bank telescope
Green Bank, West Virginia

Green Bank Telescope

The world's largest fully steerable radio telescope.
38.4159, -79.8428
Green Bank's unique location makes for an odd juxtaposition of high-powered technology and rural seclusion
Green Bank, West Virginia

Green Bank: A Town for 'Wi-Fi Refugees'

This rural community has attracted both scientists and techno-refugees due to its federally-mandated lack of technology.
38.4195, -79.8318
Spruce Knob Observation Tower
Riverton, West Virginia

Spruce Knob

Near-constant high winds deform the trees on Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia at 4,683 feet above sea level.
38.6998, -79.5328
Ruins of Chapman Beverley Mill
Broad Run, Virginia

Ruins of the Chapman Beverley Mill

This pre-Revolutionary War grist mill ground corn and flour for soldiers in seven American wars.
38.8253, -77.7018
The hospital tower.
Bethesda, Maryland

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

FDR's Art Deco hospital tower was hopelessly inefficient.
39.0007, -77.0947
Royal Gorge Bridge
Cañon City, Colorado

Royal Gorge Bridge

The highest bridge in America was built for an almost unnervingly small amount of money.
38.4621, -105.3245
(Flickr/Courtarro)
Page, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend

Dramatic river bend surrounds a natural red-rocked pedestal.
36.8781, -111.5116
Miami Marine Stadium
Key Biscayne, Florida

Miami Marine Stadium

An abandoned water sports stadium that has become a haven for graffiti and decay.
25.7436, -80.1720
Washington, D.C.

The Sun Building

This nine-story building is the oldest standing skyscraper in D.C.
38.8976, -77.0304
Vizcaya: eastern view from Biscayne Bay. (Wikimedia Commons)
Miami, Florida

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Former villa and estate of James Deering developed to preserve native tropical forests.
25.7466, -80.2114
Miami, Florida

Miami Circle

A perfect circle of twenty-four mysterious holes dates back to prehistoric time.
25.7694, -80.1899
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Leslie Nielsen's Gravesite

A self-explanatory attraction allows fans to respectfully remember and honor a comedy legend.
26.1064, -80.1320
The Mai-Kai's roadside sign.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Mai-Kai Restaurant

When you can't get to the Pacific, just go to Florida.
26.1724, -80.1200
Delray Beach, Florida

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Japanese gardens dedicated to the Japanese farmer that refused to throw in the trowel.
26.4298, -80.1568
Miami Beach, Florida

The Wolfsonian-FIU

Over 120,000 curious objects that have shaped our modern world.
25.7810, -80.1324
Opa-locka City Hall.
Opa-locka, Florida

Opa-Locka City Hall

America's only city hall with minarets took architectural cues from Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.
25.9059, -80.2533
North Miami Beach, Florida

The Cloisters of the Ancient Spanish Monastery

St Bernard de Clairvaux Episcopal Church, better known as one of the oldest buildings in the Western Hemisphere.
25.9304, -80.1544
The museum as viewed from the street.
Miami Beach, Florida

World Erotic Art Museum

12,000 sq. ft. museum tracing erotic art from antiquity to modern times.
25.7830, -80.1322
100-foot-long reclining Buddha (Flickr/irene.)
George Town, Malaysia

Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram

Giant relaxing Buddha in Malaysia.
5.4318, 100.3100