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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theater Tuschinski

A beautifully eclectic mix of architectural styles.
52.3665, 4.8950
The Real Greenwich Prime Meridian
London, England

The Real Greenwich Prime Meridian

Thanks to modern navigational tools we now know that the true prime meridian runs through a park next door.
51.4775, 0.0000
The Difference Engine #2 at London Science Museum
London, England

Difference Engine #2

Charles Babbage's proto-computer, painstakingly brought to life.
51.4977, -0.1747
The Great Bed of Ware
London, England

The Great Bed of Ware

This intricately carved and hilariously huge bed was such a famous symbol both Shakespeare and Byron used it in their writing.
51.4963, -0.1730
The Churchill War Rooms
London, England

The Churchill War Rooms

The perfectly preserved underground rooms where Churchill plotted the war against Germany.
51.5021, -0.1290
Orator at Speakers' Corner at 1974
London, England

Speakers' Corner

London's last remaining public soapbox site has seen speeches from Karl Marx, Vladmir Lenin, and George Orwell.
51.5120, -0.1592
Mendenhall Glacier and Lake, and Nugget Falls, Tongass National Forest
Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier

A rare chance to get up close and personal with a 13-mile ribbon of ice near downtown Juneau.
58.4337, -134.5539
A Japanese nonna makes gyoza at Enoteca Maria.
Staten Island, New York

Nonnas of the World

A restaurant on Staten Island showcases a different grandmother’s cooking every night.
40.6421, -74.0768
The Paddington Bear statue at Paddington station.
London, England

Paddington Bear Statue

After nearly 60 years, there's still a bear at Paddington Station looking for help.
51.5173, -0.1774
You'll never unsee it now.
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.
38.8903, -77.0332
The famous statue has had an interesting life.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

John Harvard 'Statue of Three Lies'

The statue of John Harvard isn't actually John Harvard—or even, technically, the founder of the school.
42.3743, -71.1173
They seem to be trying to get to the "portholes"
New York, New York

Graybar Rats

Rat sculptures try to infiltrate the Graybar Building in an architectural tribute to New York City's nautical history.
40.7527, -73.9759
TWA Flight Center original concourse
Queens, New York

TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport

A futuristic airport terminal built in the 1960s, abandoned for years, and soon to be reopened as a hotel.
40.6458, -73.7776
The Spotlight on Broadway Map from the south.
New York, New York

Spotlight on Broadway Map

A 28-foot granite map embedded in a Times Square traffic island plots the locations of all 40 Broadway theaters.
40.7588, -73.9851
Hammering Man close-up
Seattle, Washington

Hammering Man

This working class sculpture pounds his hammer all the livelong day.
47.6070, -122.3381
The Nostalgia Train, a.k.a. the Shoppers Special.
New York, New York

Holiday Nostalgia Train

Once a year a vintage subway train runs from Manhattan to Queens, with a detour through the 20th century.
40.7239, -73.9913
Chuck Close's mosaic portrait Sienna Shields.
New York, New York

Second Avenue Subway Art

Beautiful mosaics cover the first stations opened on New York City's newest subway line.
40.7843, -73.9482
Clan house at Totem Bight
Ketchikan, Alaska

Totem Bight State Historical Park

This historic collection of Native Alaskan artifacts was resurrected through a partnership between the WPA and tribal artisans.
55.4201, -131.7725
A miniature New York
Bronx, New York

Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Gardens

Every year model trains zip through a miniature New York City that's now 150 landmarks strong.
40.8635, -73.8821
Grimy, smokey patch left behind after cleaning
New York, New York

Grand Central Ceiling Dark Patch

A dark patch of the ceiling at Grand Central Terminal which was not restored is still stained brown by tobacco.
40.7528, -73.9772
Pont du Gard
Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France

Pont du Gard

This ancient Roman bridge and aqueduct still stands as a wonder of classical construction.
43.9473, 4.5355
Bunker Hill Monument
Boston, Massachusetts

Bunker Hill Monument

This monument on Breed's Hill proves that one of the most famous battles of the Revolutionary War is misnamed.
42.3761, -71.0600
Trench armour
London, England

The Imperial War Museum London

This massive collection of British military artifacts includes the heartbreaking personal letters of the men in the trenches of WWI.
51.4960, -0.1084
The Abandoned Royal Navy Docks
Bermuda

The Abandoned Royal Navy Docks

Once a strategically imperative naval base, large portions of this Bermuda dock complex lie abandoned.
32.3247, -64.8370