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Brussels, Belgium

Everard t'Serclaes Monument

A shining memorial to a Belgian hero is said to bring luck to anyone who touches it.
San Juan, Puerto Rico

La Puerta de San Juan

This colorful gate stands as an entrance to the walled city of Old San Juan.
Sponsored by Discover Puerto Rico
Paterson, New Jersey

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park

In the power of this waterfall, Alexander Hamilton saw the potential for industry.
Mexico City, Mexico

Temple of Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl

Underneath the historic center of Mexico City, the remains of a temple dedicated to the Aztec god of the wind.
Istanbul, Turkey

Meryem Ana Rum Ortodoks Kilesesi

It's believed that this small church was connected to the Hagia Sophia via a secret tunnel.
Seattle, Washington

Tashkent Park

This park celebrates a sister city relationship that survived the Cold War.
Istanbul, Turkey

Pudding Shop (Lale Restaurant)

This crucial gathering spot along the "hippie trail" still displays old notes between traveling beatniks and backpackers.
Demre, Turkey

Myra Necropolis

A Lycian city of the dead carved into the hillside of Southern Turkey, complete with startlingly human touches.
Demre, Turkey

Church of St. Nicholas

This church houses the tomb—but not the remains—of St. Nicholas, the likely progenitor to Santa Claus.
Kemer, Turkey

Olympos Coastal National Park (Çıralı)

Roman ruins, natural methane fires and a lovely beach.
Turkey

Yanartaş

Flames have been burning within this mountain for more than 2,500 years.
Kemer, Turkey

Hadrian’s Gate

This arch granting triumphal entrance into Antalya was designed to honor the emperor's visit.
Doğubeyazıt, Turkey

Ishak Pasha Palace

Standing proud atop a Turkish bluff, this Ottoman palace has retained its grandeur despite being abandoned for centuries.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Wheatland

The home of possibly the least-loved U.S. president stands as a sort of unpopular Monticello.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Central Market

The oldest farmer's market in America is so ancient it was approved by the King of England.
Hunter, New York

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church

This stave church nestled in the Catskills was built in the 1960s by a community of Ukrainian immigrants and refugees.
Melbourne, Australia

Webb Bridge

This modern pedestrian bridge on the Yarra River was modeled after an Aboriginal fish trap.
Pereiaslav, Ukraine

Museum of Space Exploration

A century-old church is now a space museum with a treasure trove of Soviet space items.
Brooklyn, New York

William Beard's Grave

The painter who popularized "bulls" and "bears" as symbols for the stock market didn't get a proper headstone for over a century.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Neon Museum

Old neon signs from the City of Brotherly Love provide a snapshot of the city’s evolution.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The 'Dowager Empress' Crystal Ball

The world's third-largest crystal sphere has sat in the Penn Museum since 1927 with the exception of one outlandish theft.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

'We the Youth'

South Philadelphia is home to Keith Haring's only surviving in situ collaborative public mural.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Giant Ants

Ant sculptures march up the side of what used to be an iconic spot in punk rock lore.
Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis Medina

The ancient heart of Tunis is an enormous maze of narrow streets and alleyways.