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18 Striking Black and White Places Around the World

Condé Nast Traveler Logo By Caitlin Morton of Condé Nast Traveler | Slide 1 of 19: Colorful places tend to get a lot of attention—and for good reason. There's an undeniable allure to sites like Iceland's Blue Lagoon and the lavender fields of Provence. But there's also something to be said for the stark, non-technicolor architecture and landscapes around the world. In fact, we'd argue that these achromatic jet black beaches and blindingly white salt flat are just as dazzling as their ROYGBIV counterparts. So grab your camera and get moving: Those Instagram feeds aren't going to desaturate themselves.

Colorful places tend to get a lot of attention—and for good reason. There's an undeniable allure to sites like Iceland's Blue Lagoon and the lavender fields of Provence. But there's also something to be said for the stark, non-technicolor architecture and landscapes around the world. In fact, we'd argue that these achromatic jet black beaches and blindingly white salt flat are just as dazzling as their ROYGBIV counterparts. So grab your camera and get moving: Those Instagram feeds aren't going to desaturate themselves.

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