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Washington, D.C.

Culture House

A historic neighborhood church is reborn as a psychedelic arts collective.
Washington, D.C.

First FDR Memorial

One of the most influential presidents in U.S. history wanted only this plain, elegant monument as his lasting memorial.
Washington, D.C.

Capitalsaurus Court

The discovery site of the "Capitalsaurus," the official dinosaur of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.

Memorial to Japanese-American Patriotism in World War II

An unassuming, powerful monument north of the U.S. Capitol bears witness to the resilience of Japanese Americans during a time of grave injustice.
Washington, D.C.

Historic Elevator at Potbelly

This sandwich shop has a century-old elevator behind a sheet of plexiglass.
Washington, D.C.

Titanic Memorial

This lonely waterfront memorial to the men of the Titanic was erected by the "Women of America."
New York, New York

West Terrace at the Cloisters

This hidden oasis features a stunning view of the Hudson River and the Palisades from a castle-like museum.
Hurricane, Utah

Zion–Mount Carmel Tunnel

A tunnel with windows, so you don't miss out on the impressive views.
Washington, D.C.

Library of Congress Card Catalog

A nostalgic bibliographic gem.
London, England

The Tower of London Menagerie

These wire animal sculptures commemorate the exotic inhabitants that once called the Tower of London home.
Arlington, Virginia

Deep Throat Parking Garage

Parking garage where Bob Woodward met Watergate source "Deep Throat."
Bristol, England

The Llandoger Trow

A historic, reportedly haunted pub that provided inspiration for several famous adventure novels.
Nanuoya, Sri Lanka

The Main Line

Known as the most scenic route in Sri Lanka, this train line is steeped in history and offers an unparalleled view of the country.
Utah

Checkerboard Mesa

This unusual patterns in this rock formation result from two distinct modes of weathering.
Athina, Greece

Theatre of Dionysus

Heralded as the world's first theater, these ruins are often overlooked as they reside in the shadows of the Acropolis.
New York, New York

African Elephants Diorama

This magnificent herd of stampeding elephants has been frozen in time for over a century.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Luckenbooths

Brass bricks outline the locations of Edinburgh's lost market stalls.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Death Cell Door of Calton Jail

Many of Edinburgh's most unsavory characters spent their final days behind this door prior to their execution.
Salzburg, Austria

The Catacombs of St. Peter's Abbey

These 12th century catacombs carved into a mountainside were a place of mysticism and Christian hermitages.
Greece

Archeological Exhibit at Athens International Airport

These artifacts were discovered during the construction of the airport, with some dating back to the Neolithic period.
Edinburgh, Scotland

William Burke Museum

Possibly the world's smallest museum is home to one exhibit that sheds light on the capital city's dark criminal history.
New York, New York

Staple Street Skybridge

Imagine having a street run right through your home, or better yet, a historic bridge three stories high.
New York, New York

Tompkins Square Temperance Fountain

A reminder to choose water over wine since 1888.
New York, New York

Slocum Memorial Fountain

Monument to a forgotten NYC disaster that claimed the lives of 1,000.