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Campamento Geotermico Corfo, Chile

El Tatio Geysers

The largest geyser field in the southern hemisphere is a spectacular sight.
Paris, France

Petite Ceinture

Abandoned railway line circling the city of Paris.
Paris, France

Paris Space Invaders

The video game-themed street art first popped up in the French city.
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Librería del Desierto

A beautiful little bookshop located in the middle of a desert.
Chile

Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)

One of the world's most advanced radio observatories sprawls across the Atacama Desert.
Chile

Lagunas Escondidas de Baltinache (Hidden Lagoons of Baltinache)

You can swim in these highly salty, mesmerizingly blue lakes in the Atacama Desert.
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Pukará de Quitor

The ruins of a pre-Columbian fortress city so secure it held off the Spanish conquistadors for over 20 years.
Mejillones, Chile

Punta Guaque 01

This hidden pre-Columbian rock art depicts a whale hunt.
Antofagasta, Chile

James Bond Rocks

Giant fake rocks that shielded Bond, lie in wait for their next action scene.
Chile

Hand of the Desert

A sculpture of a giant hand reaches for the stars in the middle of the Atacama desert.
Antofagasta Province, Chile

The VLT - Very Large Telescope

In the most arid desert on the planet, the world's leading telescope allows astronomers to see more than has ever been seen before.
Copiapó, Chile

Statue of Juan Godoy

A monument of the man who spurred Copiapó's silver mining industry.
Copiapó, Chile

Museo Mineralógico (Mineralogical Museum)

One of the world's most complete mineralogical collections.
Copiapó, Chile

The Copiapó

South America's oldest surviving locomotive.
Chile

La Silla Observatory

The Chilean mountain is freckled with (relatively) small European telescopes.
London, England

Trafalgar Square Imperial Measurements

These official units of measurement lie hidden beneath tourists' feet in a popular London hub.
Taltal, Chile

Kitson Meyer Locomotive

The antique vehicle is a preserved relic of Chile's nitrate mining industry.
Antofagasta, Chile

Antofagasta Mountainside Messages

Instead of using billboards, some people here relay their messages on the side of a mountain.
Stockholm, Sweden

Bengt Erland Fogelberg's Norse God Statues

Finally reunited, the three effigies now stand in a museum courtyard.
Iceland

Volcanic Island of Heimaey

A modern Nordic Pompeii on the Icelandic island of Heimaey.
Stockholm, Sweden

Östermalm Echo Dome

Sound travels strangely in this underground whispering gallery.
Stockholm, Sweden

Aunt Green, Aunt Brown, and Aunt Lavender

The three colorful women depict characters from a beloved children's story.
Haarlem, Netherlands

Grote Kerk

This towering church is home to a world-famous organ and a treasure trove of medieval art.
Stockholm, Sweden

Skepptuna Church

A 12th-century church with a medieval fresco and an intriguing “Greek runestone.”