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Manly, Australia

St. Helena Island

The ruins of Brisbane’s own Alcatraz now sit in the middle of a national park.
Sydney, Australia

Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair

A 19th-century perch for spotting sailing ships now boasts one of the most iconic views in the Southern Hemisphere.
Sydney, Australia

Thylacine Taxidermy

A rare specimen of an iconic extinct animal in downtown Sydney.
Freetown, Sierra Leone

Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

A rehabilitation center for confiscated, orphaned, and abandoned chimpanzees.
Freetown, Sierra Leone

Cotton Tree

The oldest of its kind in the country, this tree sits where formerly enslaved people are said to have founded the city of Freetown.
Freetown, Sierra Leone

Old Wharf Steps

One of the oldest brick structures in Freetown.
Freetown, Sierra Leone

Old Fourah Bay College

The first European-style university in western Sub-Saharan Africa.
Monrovia, Liberia

Abandoned Ducor Hotel

Empty since 1989, now falling into ruin.
Monrovia, Liberia

Liberian National Museum

A comprehensive museum dedicated to Africa's oldest modern republic.
Lome, Togo

Akodessewa Fetish Market

The Voodoo Superstore of the world.
Ouidah, Benin

La Porte du Non-Retour (The Door of No Return)

A monument to the more than one million enslaved Africans deported from the port of Ouidah.
Ouidah, Benin

The Temple of Pythons

Dozens of snakes are housed and worshipped within the walls of this Vodun temple.
Cotonou, Benin

Ganvie Lake Village

Africa's Venice on stilts.
Sundi, São Tomé and Príncipe

Roça Sundy

This abandoned plantation was once witness to an eclipse that proved Einstein's theory of relativity.
Luanda, Angola

The Iron Palace

Did Gustav Eiffel design this enigmatic metal building?
Cape Town, South Africa

The Noon Gun

From atop a hill at the center of Cape Town, a cannon has been signalling the time since 1806.
Namibia

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

The remains of diamond fever taken over by the desert.
Luderitz, Namibia

Shark Island

This deceptively beautiful island was once home to a German concentration camp and known as "Death Island."
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mausoleum of José de San Martín

The final resting place of the liberator of Argentina is guarded around the clock by two soldiers.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Floralis Generica

105-foot wide giant metallic flower blooms anew every day in the heart of Buenos Aires.
Gili Meno, Indonesia

'Nest'

This underwater sculpture park is the basis for a manmade coral reef.
Kelimutu, Indonesia

Kelimutu Volcano

Three wildly colorful calderas top this otherworldly volcano chain.
Millaa Millaa, Australia

Millaa Millaa Waterfall

The name for this waterfall was derived from the Aboriginal word used to describe a rainforest vine.
Whitsundays, Australia

Whitehaven Beach

A small, but award-winning beach known for its literally spotless reputation.