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More than 300 years ago, settlers traveling up the St. Lawrence River founded the small town of Verchères. To commemorate the landing, Quebec architects Les Ateliers Guyon recently installed these elegant outdoor seats along the river's banks. The idea is to transport the "to the seventeenth century, a time without roads; when the only means of transportation was a ship, propelled by water and wind." [Daily Tonic]

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They'll come in handy after the polar ice caps melt. Why didn't we listen to you Al Gore!