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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Algae Growing Ponds

Football field-sized microalgae production tanks on the Hawaiian coast create a stunning view from space.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Lost Third Column

Two stone columns flank the grand Venice square, but there were supposed to be three.
Paris, France

Napoleon's Angels

Twelve grave-faced marble angels guard the emperor's tomb at Les Invalides.
Austin, Texas

Frost Bank Tower

Locals dubbed it the "Owl Building" because of its bird-like appearance.
Iquitos, Peru

Grave of Carlos Fitzcarrald

The forgotten tomb of the Peruvian rubber baron who was the inspiration for Werner Herzog's epic film "Fitzcarraldo."
Prague, Czechia

Prague Meridian

The slender brass strip in Prague's Old Town Square was used to tell time from 1652 to 1918.
Brookfield, Illinois

Brookfield Zoo's Sinclair Dinosaur

It was originally part of a "terrible lizards" collection at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.
San Francisco, California

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption

The neighborhood church casts a breast-shaped shadow that locals have come to call the “two o’clock titty.”
Portland, Oregon

Transcendence

A sculpture of a salmon swimming through a brick building.
San Francisco, California

The Last Standard Oil Company Gas Station in California

Chevron maintains one “Standard” brand station per state so it doesn’t lose the trademark.
San Francisco, California

AIDS Interfaith Memorial Chapel

The first AIDS memorial chapel in San Francisco and one of only a few in the U.S.
Kilauea, Hawaii

Mokolea Lava Pools

Submerged lava formations create incredible waterworks.
San Francisco, California

Site of the San Francisco Hippodrome

An art supply shop holds the secrets of this quiet neighborhood's raucous Barbary Coast past.
Washington, D.C.

Capitol Bollards

The 5.5-mile ring of steel posts around the Capitol Building is one of the largest (and most uniform) of its kind in the world.
Vancouver, British Columbia

9 O'Clock Gun

This quirky piece of naval artillery has been deafening Canadians for over a century.
Québec City, Québec

The Murals of Quebec City

A contemporary fresco movement illustrates the region's rich history.
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
New York, New York

William Lescaze Townhouse

New York City's first Modernist house.
Chicago, Illinois

Palmer House Hilton

This historic hotel invented the chocolate brownie.
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Big Edge

A giant open-air sculpture made of over 200 full-sized boats.
Sutter, California

Sutter Buttes

Rising out of miles of farmland, these buttes are sometimes called the world's smallest mountain range.
San Jose, California

First Honey Bees in California

A plaque outside the San Jose airport commemorates the insect's arrival to the West Coast.
New York, New York

Alice in Wonderland Statue

This whimsical group of statues is a favorite of children who love to climb all over Lewis Carroll's beloved characters.
Sonora, California

Mark Twain's Cabin

Where the writer penned his famous story about a jumping frog.