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Brooklyn, New York

India Street Pier

The return of something once considered a basic part of life.
40.7317, -73.9613
Brooklyn, New York

Transmitter Park

Once a ferry dock, radio transmitter, and now a new Greenpoint park.
40.7299, -73.9608
New York, New York

Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood.
40.6904, -74.0164
New York, New York

The Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

The home of the first American-born saint is one of the only curved buildings in New York.
40.7024, -74.0136
Fraunces Tavern
New York, New York

Fraunces Tavern

This Wall Street bar was once a hub of revolutionary activity where Washington famously bid farewell to his troops.
40.7034, -74.0114
San Jose, California

Lupe the Mammoth

A life-sized mammoth sculpture marks the spot where the remains of a Columbian mammoth were discovered in 2005.
37.3828, -121.9354
The central fountain in the Rosicrucian garden.
San Jose, California

Rosicrucian Park

The headquarters of a secretive order is also a beautifully-designed park.
37.3340, -121.9226
Olympic Black Power Statue
San Jose, California

Olympic Black Power Statue

A statue commemorating Tommie Smith and John Carlos' brave protest at the 1968 Olympics, a watershed moment for civil rights.
37.3355, -121.8826
One of the four mummies
San Jose, California

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

An extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts and mummies.
37.3340, -121.9226
Monopoly in the Park
San Jose, California

Monopoly in the Park

The largest permanent Monopoly board makes one of the longest games even bigger.
37.3282, -121.8932
The Winchester Mystery House.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
37.3189, -121.9506
Prison interior
Lvdao Township, Taiwan

Green Island Human Rights Culture Park

A memorial to the thousands of political dissidents imprisoned during the 38-year period of martial law in Taiwan.
22.6581, 121.4856
Memorial Hall with Taipei 101 in the background.
Xinyi District, Taiwan

Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall

Memorial to the father of the Republic of China.
25.0400, 121.5599
Xinyi District, Taiwan

Tuned Mass Damper of Taipei 101

Enormous pendulum helps keep Taiwan's tallest building from swaying.
25.0336, 121.5650
Eternal Spring Shrine
Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Eternal Spring Shrine

A waterfall runs right through the middle of this Taiwanese shrine to the hundreds of workers killed while building a nearby highway.
24.1611, 121.6022
View From Peak of Changchun Shrine in Taroko National Park
Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Taroko Gorge

An extraordinary natural landscape of mountains, waterfalls, and rocky cliffs riddled with tunnels.
24.1347, 121.3825