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Diquís Spheres
San Jose, Costa Rica

Diquís Spheres

These mysterious ancient stone spheres were created by a civilization lost to time and are now mostly lawn ornaments
9.9328, -84.0714
Silver Spring, Maryland

National Museum of Health and Medicine

An astounding collection of medical specimens, including bits of President Lincoln
39.0042, -77.0392
Silver Spring, Maryland's Acorn Park.  Photograph Copyright 2005 by Jerry A. McCoy.
Silver Spring, Maryland

Acorn Park

Giant acorn-shaped 19th century gazebo from which suburban Washingtonians gazed upon the original "silver" spring
38.9899, -77.0289
The Peace Fountain
New York, New York

The Peace Fountain at Cathedral of St. John the Divine

A curious fountain that has no water and includes Satan, a crab, and 9 giraffes
40.8039, -73.9632
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

Home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer, today home to many six-toed cats
24.5511, -81.8005
The descent of the snake god
Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Mayan pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show
20.6816, -88.5677
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York
40.7346, -73.9903
The Grand Court and Organ
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker Building

The first American department store, and home to the largest operating musical instrument in the world
39.9514, -75.1621
Jerusalem, Israel

Immovable Ladder on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

A "miracle" that seems to produce more holy fistfights then holy revelations
31.7784, 35.2298
Plaster cast of a dog at Pompeii
Pompei, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

Their last minutes captured in plaster
40.7492, 14.5007
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek "place of assembly" and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape
37.9941, 23.7176
View from across Piazza San Marco.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower - Torre dell'Orologio

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece
45.4347, 12.3389
Stained glass panels from the rear of the nave in Christ Church, Anglican in Jerusalem's Old City. Note the emphasis on Jewish symbolism and imagery. (ian-w-scott/Flickr)
Jerusalem, Israel

Christ Church in Jerusalem

Oldest Protestant church in the Middle East, designed to resemble a synagogue
31.8659, 35.2179
Glen Echo trolley car.
Bethesda, Maryland

Glen Echo Amusement Park

Once home to seven different roller coasters, Glen Echo has undergone many transformations since its founding in 1891
38.9664, -77.1381
(Kuriositas)
Pompei, Italy

Thermopolia of Pompeii

Ancient snack bar of the Roman Empire re-opened
40.7492, 14.5007
Darth Vader bust up close
Washington, District of Columbia

Darth Vader Grotesque at the Washington National Cathedral

The sci-fi villain is a little known inhabitant of the Washington National Cathedral
38.9304, -77.0716
New York, New York

Nikola Tesla Street Corner

Commemorating the spot where the famous scientist fed his pigeons.
40.7536, -73.9850
Ercolano, Italy

Herculaneum

Pompeii's less famous neighbor is still revealing her secrets
40.8062, 14.3475
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch
40.7530, -73.9771
The moon rock is located in the center of the red planet in the Space Window's upper half
Washington, District of Columbia

Space Window at the Washington National Cathedral

A tiny piece of the moon is embedded in this stained glass masterpiece
38.9311, -77.0716
Washington, District of Columbia

Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega

The "lovely red Vega" of the legendary record-settling pilot
38.8879, -77.0200
One Times Square
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world
40.7563, -73.9864
One of the original torpedoes is still on display.
Alexandria, Virginia

Torpedo Factory Art Center

A former major munitions plant that has been converted into a sprawling art space
38.8049, -77.0398
Fresco erotic scene in the Lupanar
Pompei, Italy

The Ancient Brothels of Pompeii

In the Lupanare Grande the walls are still adorned with the services there offered
40.7503, 14.4868