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New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's Tomb

The final resting place of New Orleans' most famous voodoo priestess.
Pearl River, Louisiana

Honey Island Swamp

Legend says a primate-like cryptid prowls this otherworldy sliver of the Louisiana bayou.
St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

Fort Proctor

This abandoned Civil War fortress is slowly being swallowed by the waters of Lake Borgne.
Aksaray, Turkey

Cappadocia

In this historic region, homes and churches are carved into ancient volcanic rock formations.
Safranbolu, Turkey

Safranbolu, Turkey

Ottoman-era houses lovingly preserved.
Mudurnu, Turkey

Burj Al Babas

The only residents of this abandoned housing development full of identical castles are stray cats and dogs.
Rantepao, Indonesia

Londa Burial Caves

The unique funeral practices of the Toraja can be seen here with graves carved into caves and hung off cliffs.
Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Ol Doinyo Lengai

This rare volcano spews the strangest and (literally) coolest lava in the world.
Zanzibar, Tanzania

The House of Wonders

In Zanzibar, a historic 19th-century palace is a reminder of the world's shortest war.
Kuşadası, Turkey

Kuşadası

A charming beach town in Turkey captures all the colors of the rainbow.
Dessau-Roßlau, Germany

Abandoned Crematorium and Cemetery

The ruins of an abandoned crematorium haunt an eerie deserted German cemetery.
Ouadane, Mauritania

Ouadane Mosque

This remarkably well-preserved mosque stands amid an 11th-century caravansary.
Mauritania

Richat Structure

A geological bull's-eye visible from outer space.
Chinguetti, Mauritania

The Libraries of Chinguetti

Five ancient libraries, little changed for centuries, preserve a medieval archive of Quranic lore and civic documents
Erfurt, Germany

Kika Figures of Erfurt

Beloved children's TV characters freckle the German city's streets.
Leipzig, Germany

Löffelfamilie (Spoon Family)

One of the most iconic neon ads of former East Germany.
Blaubeuren, Germany

The Blautopf

In this brilliant blue spring in Germany, legend has it that a sad mermaid learned to finally laugh.
Essen, Germany

Zollverein

The Bauhaus-style former industrial complex is considered the world's most beautiful coal mine.
Lübbenau/Spreewald, Germany

Gurkenmuseum (Cucumber Museum)

A museum honoring Germany’s cucumber mecca offers a great dill of gherkin history.
Ulm, Germany

Ulm Minster (Ulmer Münster)

The world's tallest church tower reveals a spectacular view to anyone up to the task of climbing the daunting staircase.
Bernkastel-Kues, Germany

Spitzhäuschen

This 600-year-old home seems to defy physics.
Binz, Germany

Treetop Tower of Rügen

A long spiraling walkway winds through the woods, and around a copper beech tree at the center.
Berlin, Germany

Tempelhof Airport

Berlin's old airport.
Erfurt, Germany

Krämerbrücke

This historic stone bridge has an entire neighborhood clinging to its sides.