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Heidelberg's Old Bridge Monkey.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Bridge Monkey

It's good luck to be mocked by this monkey.
49.4131, 8.7092
Two Princes Staircase in the White Tower.
London, England

Two Princes Staircase

Richard III supposedly disposed of his nephews' bodies here in an effort to seal his claim to the throne.
51.5081, -0.0781
Four Corners Monument
Teec Nos Pos, Utah

Four Corners Monument

The marker offers a rare chance to be in four U.S. states at once, though there's some controversy over its geographic accuracy.
36.9990, -109.0456
The Witches' Well Fountain.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Witches' Well

A cast-iron fountain marks the spot where hundreds of accused witches were burned at the stake.
55.9490, -3.1972
Fresque des Québécois
Québec City, Canada

The Murals of Quebec City

A contemporary fresco movement illustrates the region's rich history.
46.8107, -71.2035
Spring Lane, which was named after the Great Spring.
Boston, Massachusetts

The Great Spring

A tiny plaque marks the location of the water source that facilitated the birth of modern-day Boston.
42.3574, -71.0578
USS Recruit
San Diego, California

USS Recruit

Not truly a ship nor a building, the Navy's first and last "landship" is now abandoned due to clerical issues.
32.7255, -117.2239
Copp's Hill Burying Ground
Boston, Massachusetts

Tomb of the Mather Family

The tomb of Increase Mather and his son Cotton, influential colonial ministers obsessed with the occult.
42.3674, -71.0555
The ruins of Chetro Ketl in Chaco Canyon.
Nageezi, New Mexico

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

A phenomenal assembly of pueblos in New Mexico is the most complete example of ancient ruins north of the border.
36.0551, -107.9540
The Augenroller.
Koblenz, Germany

Augenroller (Eye Roller)

Every half hour the eye-rolling clock face sticks out its tongue to mock the good citizens of Koblenz.
50.3624, 7.5946
Tehachapi Wind Farm
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Wind Farm

Thousands of turbines whir at at the origin of North American wind power.
35.1681, -118.4737
Boutique below and legs above
San Francisco, California

Dangling Legs at the Piedmont Boutique

The giant pair of sexy legs sticking out the window of this costume store have become its main draw.
37.7703, -122.4463
Glasgow, Scotland

The Glasgow Necropolis

"Respectful to the dead, safe and sanitary to the living, dedicated to the Genius of Memory..."
55.8627, -4.2335
Pont de Grenelle Statue of Liberty
Paris, France

Statue of Liberty, Pont de Grenelle

France gave the U.S. the Statue of Liberty in 1886; Americans gave Paris a smaller version of the same statue in 1889.
48.8501, 2.2783
Portraits of Napoleon decorate the bar named in his honour.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Napoleon House

A 200-year-old bar in the French Quarter that was to be Napoleon's home in the New World.
29.9558, -90.0653
Las Vegas, Nevada

Neon Boneyard

Neon icons of Las Vegas.
36.1770, -115.1353
Chichen Itza, Mexico

El Caracol - The Observatory of Chichen Itza

No telescopes, no power, no gift shop—one of the world's oldest observatories takes astronomy back to basics.
20.6802, -88.5707
Château Frontenac
Québec City, Canada

Château Frontenac

This lovely, if imposing, piece of Canadian gothic is possibly the most photographed hotel in the world.
46.8119, -71.2063
Many of the gravestones appear to be sinking into the ground
Boston, Massachusetts

Copp's Hill Burying Ground

This landmark cemetery in Boston was created more than 300 years ago.
42.3665, -71.0550
Spreckels Temple of Music
San Francisco, California

Spreckels Temple of Music

The elaborate gift from Claus Spreckels, now a piece of San Francisco's history.
37.7699, -122.4685
The World's Largest Thermometer
Baker, California

World's Largest Thermometer

This giant temperature attraction created some giant electric bills.
35.2660, -116.0733
Morro Rock
Morro Bay, California

Morro Rock

A massive volcanic plug is now a protected area that hosts a number of bird species.
35.3695, -120.8675
Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha from Bewitched
Salem, Massachusetts

Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery

Statue in Salem of the woman who starred as the witch Samantha in the sitcom "Bewitched."
42.5213, -70.8959
Inside
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo

A museum and shop on Bourbon Street located in the former home of the second Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.
29.9595, -90.0650