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Venice, Italy

Scala Contarini del Bovolo

This palatial spiral staircase was so unusual the name "snail" was given to the noble family who built it.
Rome, Italy

The Dome Illusion

A master of trompe-l'oeil creates a stunning, tourist-fooling dome out of a flat ceiling.
Chicago, Illinois

Historic Garfield Station Entrance

The original Garfield station is the oldest station facility on the "L", with the station house dating from 1892.
Chicago, Illinois

Lower Lower Wacker Drive

Illegal drag racing two stories beneath Chicago’s streets.
Chicago, Illinois

North Avenue Baths Facade

Former bath house turns gastropub.
Chicago, Illinois

The 606 aka Bloomingdale Trail

The 606 is a decade in the making.
Chicago, Illinois

Bohemian National Cemetery

Cemetery featuring rare glass-fronted columbarium.
Chicago, Illinois

Wooden Block Alley

All of Chicago's wood-paved streets are long gone but two alleys remain.
Chicago, Illinois

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Nonprofit art center that promotes outsider, intuitive, and self-taught art.
Chicago, Illinois

Garfield Park Conservatory

A lush green oasis in the middle of Chicago.
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Temple

A gothic church spire sits atop this skyscraper, the tallest church in the world.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Resistance Museum

A poignant museum dedicated to the history of the Dutch resistance against Nazi occupation
Amsterdam, Netherlands

De Waag

Amsterdam's former hotspot for public executions and dissections.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kleine Trippenhuis

One of Amsterdam's narrowest houses is located right across the canal from its widest.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Brouwerij’t IJ

This bird-loving brewery is situated in an old municipal bathhouse, nestled beside a 300-year-old windmill.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Our Lord in the Attic

The attic of a four-century-old canal house hides a clandestine church.
Barranco, Peru

The Diana Room

A small, emotionally charged room inside the Mario Testino Museum dedicated to Princess Diana and one famous photo shoot.
Lima, Peru

Paddington Bear of Lima

The little bear in the "funny kind of hat" has made his way from London back to Peru.
Cercado de Lima, Peru

Larco Museum's Erotic Art

The large collection of pre-Columbian pottery might make you blush.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Keahole Point Blowhole

This unusual lava tube spouts seawater during high surf.
Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina Banyan Tree

Take shelter from Hawai'i's tropical heat under the massive canopy of largest Banyan tree on the island.
Waimea, Hawaii

Pā‘ula‘ula / Russian Fort Elizabeth and King Kaumuali‘i Statue

This ruined fort and statue are a testament to the last king of Kaua‘i’s savvy diplomacy skills, which briefly brought Russians to Hawai‘i.
Arlington, Virginia

Ronald Reagan National Airport's Historic Terminal A

The romance of early commercial flight still fills this Art Deco destination.
Arlington, Virginia

George Washington Memorial Parkway

This isn't your average roadway—it's actually a National Park and a transportation pioneer.