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New York, New York

U.N. Delegates Dining Room

You don't have to be an ambassador to dine like one.
Chicago, Illinois

Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool

Designed by Alfred Caldwel, this landscape showcases his vision of a native garden.
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Stock Exchange Arch

A spectacular remnant of an Adler and Sullivan masterpiece that was destroyed in 1972.
Boston, Massachusetts

Smith Court

In the 19th century, this was the center of Boston's Black community.
Boston, Massachusetts

Site of the Boston Tax Riot

One of the indelible moments of the American Revolution took place at this location.
Boston, Massachusetts

Tomb of the Mather Family

The tomb of Increase Mather and his son Cotton, influential colonial ministers obsessed with the occult.
London, England

St Olave Hart Street

A hidden treasure in London with a rich medieval history, and the resting place of many luminaries.
London, England

Peter Pan Statue

A statue marks the exact spot where The Boy Who Never Grows Up made his first literary appearance.
London, England

Paddington Bear Statue

After nearly 60 years, there's still a bear at Paddington Station looking for help.
London, England

Lullaby Factory

Wedged between two buildings at the Great Ormond Street Hospital is this secret music installation.
London, England

Twinings Tea Shop

A 300-year-old tea shop that brought tea to the English people, not to mention the Queen herself.
London, England

Odeon Covent Garden

Formerly known as Saville Theatre, this mid-20th-century entertainment hub includes an ornate frieze.
London, England

Cleopatra's Needle Shrapnel Scars

This ancient Egyptian obelisk still bears the wounds of World War I.
London, England

Dick Whittington’s Cat

A monument to the thrice mayor of London who according to lore made his fortune by selling his rat-chasing cat.
London, England

The Navigators

Ship-sized kinetic sculptural fantasy.
London, England

William Blake's Home

The townhouse where the English poet created some of his most influential work has been preserved in tribute.
London, England

Hampstead Pergola

This secluded walkway overlooks a magnificently wild London green space.
London, England

Café in the Crypt

This coffee shop lies hidden beneath a historic church.
London, England

Chelsea Physic Garden

London's old-school healing garden.
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

Around 100,000 bodies are buried below the medieval headstones, many of which mark graves with multiple bodies stacked up to 12 deep.
Salem, Massachusetts

House of the Seven Gables

The 340-year-old house that inspired the classic Nathaniel Hawthorne novel.
Berlin, Germany

The DDR Museum

A fascinating insight into daily life in the Eastern Bloc.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Cats of Jackson Square

By day this New Orleans square is for pedestrians, but by night it is a kingdom of kittens.
Greece

The Oracle of Delphi

The hallucinogenic center of the ancient world.