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Belz Museum Street Entrance on Main Street.
Memphis, Tennessee

Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art

The "Jade Museum" is full of thousands of intricately carved works of art made from various precious stones.
35.1419, -90.0544
Memphis, Tennessee

Silky O'Sullivan's

Home to drunken tower-climbing goats... seriously.
35.1396, -90.0520
30-foot-tall 'Eye' sculpture in Dallas, Texas.
Dallas, Texas

'Eye' Sculpture

This downtown Dallas art installation is always on the lookout.
32.7811, -96.7982
Granite below and mirrors above give the sculpture the feeling of infinity.
Chicago, Illinois

Lucent

A shining sculpture made of 3,115 lights, the number of visible stars in the Northern Hemisphere.
41.8986, -87.6227
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum
Oak Park, Illinois

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum

The famous author's birthplace is preserved in a town that he once described as narrow-minded.
41.8927, -87.7951
Chicago, Illinois

Goldblatt’s Department Store Flagship Location

Landmark Chicago building narrowly avoided destruction.
41.8957, -87.6685
Chicago, Illinois

The Hub

Once an ornate movie theater remade by Catholic Charities.
41.8961, -87.6715
The newly restored Tiffany Dome.
Chicago, Illinois

Tiffany Dome

A massive thing of wonder, this stained-glass masterpiece is thought to be the largest Tiffany dome in existence.
41.8837, -87.6250
Cutaway watercolors of the present day dome
Washington, D.C.

Inside the Capitol Dome

The walls of the iconic dome are hollow and have a secret stairway.
38.8898, -77.0090
Chicago, Illinois

Former location of The Hothouse

A long lost multi-cultural music venue used to reside in the bottom floor of Chicago's Flat Iron Building.
41.9099, -87.6768
Dialogo
Chicago, Illinois

Dialogo

This abstract sculpture is rumored to cast a hammer-and-sickle shadow once a year.
41.7896, -87.6009
Chicago, Illinois

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Orthodox church partially financed by Tsar Nicolas II.
41.9020, -87.6821
Bronze plaque showing Larado Taft's seated Statue of Liberty
Chicago, Illinois

Heald Square Monument's Statue of Liberty

The iconic Chicago sculpture hides a beautiful and easily overlooked plaque on the backside.
41.8872, -87.6268
Many of the gravestones appear to be sinking into the ground
Boston, Massachusetts

Copp's Hill Burying Ground

This landmark cemetery in Boston was created more than 300 years ago.
42.3670, -71.0561
Boston, Massachusetts

Mapparium

An enormous, inside-out glass globe built in 1935.
42.3455, -71.0868
Chizhik Pyzhik, Fontanka embankment.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Chizhik Pyzhik

Perhaps the tiniest sculpture in Saint Petersburg is a little bronze finch inspired by a song.
59.9417, 30.3380
Outside the modern-day Research Institute, looking significantly better than it did under siege
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry

Inside the world's largest seed bank, WWII botanists elected to starve to death rather than compromise their collection.
59.9324, 30.3097
The Grand Model of Russia
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Grand Maket Rossiya (Grand Model of Russia)

A scale model of Russia so big visitors are offered binoculars to rent so they can see the whole thing.
59.8873, 30.3299
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Peacock Clock

An over 200-year-old timepiece-automaton adorned with golden mechanical birds, which still sing to this day.
59.9398, 30.3146
Moscow, Russia

Moscow State University

Gargantuan home of Russian science.
55.7028, 37.5306
Moscow, Russia

Red Gates skyscraper

Stalinist skyscraper built with help of cryotechnology.
55.7695, 37.6489
Moscow, Russia

Hotel Ukraina

The tallest hotel in Europe.
55.7515, 37.5656
Komsomolskaya station.
Moscow, Russia

Moscow Metro Stations

The gorgeous entrances into the city's underbelly look more like grand halls than subway stops.
55.7763, 37.6558
Broken section of the bell.
Moscow, Russia

Tsar Bell

World's largest bell sits on the grounds of the Kremlin in Moscow.
55.7517, 37.6183