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Cusco, Peru

Plaza de Armas

Built on the remains of one the Incas’ most important gathering spots, this square keeps the spirit of a fallen empire alive.
Cusco, Peru

Tambomachay

An Inca spa, military outpost or maybe… both?
Cusco, Peru

The Twelve-Angled Stone

This geometric feat is a testament to the Incas' mesmerizing architectural abilities.
Malibu, California

California Coastal Records Project

View the California coastline (and the home of Barbara Streisand) inch by inch with stunning, government-sanctioned aerial photography.
Simi Valley, California

Corriganville Park

The ruins of the movie ranch owned by actor and stuntman Ray "Crash" Corrigan.
Spokane, Washington

Garbage-Eating Goat Statue

This inanimate goat has been helping to clean up the city of Spokane for almost 40 years.
Los Angeles, California

Box Canyon

The quiet canyon has a tumultuous history involving a doomsday cult.
Spokane, Washington

Indian Painted Rocks

Protected from the elements, these Native American rock paintings have survived approximately 250 years.
Monaco, Monaco

Juan Manuel Fangio Statue

This statue of the great Argentinian car driver is located near a famous curve of the Monaco Grand Prix.
Vatican City

Vatican City Walls

Historic fortifications form the boundary of Vatican City, but it’s not entirely surrounded by walls.
Florence, Italy

Il Porcellino

This bronze boar's snout has been rubbed to a golden sheen by visitors seeking good fortune.
Rome, Italy

The Mithraeum at Circus Maximus

The underground sanctuary of a mysterious ancient cult.
Rome, Italy

'Mi Sono Perso' ('I Am Lost')

An enigmatic modern marker left next to a historic Roman site.
Rome, Italy

Ludus Magnus

The ruins of the largest gladiatorial school in Rome are largely hidden under modern streets.
Rome, Italy

Basilica of San Crisogono

Remnants of a 4th-century church with vivid medieval frescoes and ancient sarcophagi hide beneath this old basilica.
Borgo Grotta Gigante, Italy

Grotta Gigante

One of the largest caves in the world open to the public.
Pula, Croatia

Pula Arena

One of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters is still used today, but for less brutal events.
Venice, Italy

Ponte delle Tette

In the past, Renaissance sex workers were encouraged to entice customers on this bridge.
Venice, Italy

Church of Santa Margherita

This deconsecrated church has seen many uses, from a tobacco storehouse to a cinema.
Venice, Italy

Ponte dei Pugni (Bridge of Fists)

100 year tradition of fist fights, marked by marble footsteps.
Venice, Italy

Squero di San Trovaso

Where Venice's gondolas go for a tune-up.
Venice, Italy

Palazzo Dario

Those who own or stay at this 500-year-old, allegedly cursed house often meet terrible fates.
Venice, Italy

Monument to Niccolò Tommaseo

The pile of books behind the dignified writer gave the statue a most undignified nickname.
Venice, Italy

Church of San Giacomo di Rialto

According to tradition this is the oldest church in Venice, but its actual age is a mystery.