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Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
Halethorpe, Maryland

Maryland's 3rd Congressional District

A winding district gerrymandered into the shape of a mantis.
Baltimore, Maryland

Nipper, the RCA Dog Statue

A monumental statue of RCA's mascot now sits atop a historical society roof after a life of moving around.
Baltimore, Maryland

Site of Edgar Allan Poe's Death

The site where Poe "in great distress, and ... in need of immediate assistance" likely died.
Baltimore, Maryland

Phoenix Shot Tower

Once America's tallest structure, now a Baltimore landmark.
Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Basilica

The design of this historic domed church was influenced by Thomas Jefferson and intended as a statement of religious freedom.
Prague, Czechia

Tančící dům - Dancing House of Prague

This tipsy office building in downtown Prague was originally called “Fred and Ginger.”
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
Berlin, Maryland

Assateague Island

The land is home to swimming ponies and a legendary 18th-century treasure.
Jefferson, Maryland

War Correspondents Memorial

One of the only memorials dedicated to journalists who died in combat.
Middletown, Maryland

The (First) Washington Monument

Built by the patriotic residents of Boonsboro in a single day.
Washington, D.C.

Carnegie Library of Washington, D.C.

D.C.'s first central library was born out of a chance encounter with the philanthropist whose name it bears.
Washington, D.C.

National Building Museum

Fittingly, America's museum of architecture is itself a magnificently designed old building.
Washington, D.C.

Library of Congress Card Catalog

A nostalgic bibliographic gem.
Washington, D.C.

Darth Vader Grotesque at the Washington National Cathedral

The sci-fi villain is a little known inhabitant of the Washington National Cathedral.
Zanesville, Ohio

Zanesville Y-Bridge

A favorite of Amelia Earhart, ranking among those rare bridges that can be crossed without changing sides of the river.
Canton, Ohio

McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

Mausoleums, astronomy, and animatronic dinosaurs at this memorial to an assassinated American president.
Canton, Ohio

William McKinley Memorial

The 25th President's marble casket can be visited in this classical Ohio tomb.
Kent, Ohio

Site of Kent State Shootings

Memorials and tributes scattered across the university grounds remember a famous national tragedy of the Nixon era.
Willoughby Hills, Ohio

Squire's Castle

Ghost stories surrounded this “castle,” the only structure from a huge mansion that was never built.
Bentleyville, Ohio

Squaw Rock

Landmark dedicated to the plight of the American Indian, offensive in the 21st century.
Cleveland, Ohio

Streetcar Deck of the Detroit-Superior Bridge

Abandoned since the 1950s, the streetcar lane beneath the heavily trafficked bridge lays empty and unused.
Cleveland, Ohio

West Side Market

This spectacular public market has got meat, fish, vegetables, flowers, and enough kielbasa for a lifetime.
Cleveland, Ohio

The Cleveland Arcade

Funded by John D. Rockefeller, this is one of the earliest, and most beautiful, shopping arcades in America.