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Grand Rapids, Michigan

Steelcase Pyramid

One lonely, modern pyramid has gone from corporate think tank to deserted boondoggle.
New York, New York

Abandoned 18th Street Subway Station

This abandoned subway station can still be seen on regular commuter trips.
Yalcobá, Mexico

Cenote Palomitas

Take a dip in this subterranean pool.
Valladolid, Mexico

Cenote Zací

If you can look past the nearby sewer pipes, this urban sinkhole grotto is a mini-paradise.
Tulum, Mexico

Pet Cemetery Cenote

An ancient system of freshwater caves filled with animal bones, including that of species long-extinct.
Xcalacoop, Mexico

Cenote Ik-Kil

A magical sinkhole on the Yucatan peninsula adorned with mini waterfalls and hanging vines.
Dzitnup, Mexico

Cenote Xkeken

These azure waters were thought to lead to the Mayan Underworld.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

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

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
Los Angeles, California

The Babylon Court

This centerpiece of the Hollywood & Highland shopping center is a recreation of a long-lost movie set.
Los Angeles, California

Hieroglyph Murals at the Egyptian Theatre

The decor of this Hollywood movie palace just barely predated the opening of King Tut's tomb.
Chicago, Illinois

Rock N Roll McDonald's and Museum

The palatial McDonald's that inspired Wesley Willis.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for decades longer than intended.
Santa Monica, California

Route 66 End of the Trail Sign

A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the traditional end of the legendary American highway.
Santa Monica, California

Pacific Park Solar Ferris Wheel

A second generation sun-powered marvel lights up the night.
Zurich, Switzerland

The Schwamendingen X

Dangerous site where the tracks of Zurich tramcars intersect.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Tun

Sitting in the basement of a castle, the largest wine barrel in the world is bigger than most apartments.
Athens, Greece

Lycabettus Funicular

The railway carts travelers to central Athens's highest peak, which offers stunning vistas of the city.
Sarasota, Florida

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

A Circus legend leaves an unexpected endowment.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Salvador Dalí Museum

Florida might be at its most surreal in this museum devoted to the famed Spanish artist.
London, England

Memorial to the Women of World War II

The bronze uniforms commemorate the vital role of women during World War II.
London, England

The Real Greenwich Prime Meridian

Thanks to modern navigational tools we now know that the true prime meridian runs through a park next door.
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
Barcelona, Spain

Park Güell

Gaudí's famously flamboyant architectural style is on full display in this sprawling park and garden.