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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh's Snoopy Doghouse

Despite being stolen multiple times, this civic electrician's street corner Snoopy won't be stopped.
Kilauea, Hawaii

Mokolea Lava Pools

Submerged lava formations create incredible waterworks.
Annapolis, Maryland

The Remains of Hell Point

Just outside the Naval Academy, Hell Point is a historical marker that could easily be the point where failed students wait for the bus.
Falls Church, Virginia

'The Man Slopping Pigs'

This eye-catching sculpture of rural life seems a bit out of place at a suburban intersection in front of a car dealership.
Washington, D.C.

'Encore'

Washington D.C.'s most famous pianist, composer, and bandleader still tickles the ivories outside Howard Theater.
Waimea, Hawaii

Russian Fort Elizabeth

Along the beautiful Kauai coastline lies the ruins of a surprising visitor to the Kingdom of Hawai'i.
Annapolis, Maryland

The Tripoli Monument

The oldest military monument in the United States.
Washington, D.C.

Old Stone House

The oldest building in the District of Columbia was preserved because of a mistaken connection to George Washington.
Alexandria, Virginia

'The Pharmacist'

This pharmacist and his patient greet visitors to the National Community Pharmacists Association.
Alexandria, Virginia

Braddock Road Cannon

This cannon dating to 1755 has stood guard at this suburban intersection since 1915.
Baltimore, Maryland

Vote Against Prohibition Sign

A faded sign from the 1920s remembers Baltimore's resistance toward banning alcohol.
Washington, D.C.

Andrew W. Mellon Memorial Fountain

A spectacular tribute to statesman and philanthropist Andrew Mellon.
Washington, D.C.

Lincoln Book Tower

A three-story tower of books about Abraham Lincoln is one of the more unusual monuments to the president.
Washington, D.C.

Watergate Fountain

The word "Watergate" will forever be associated with the infamous scandal in 1972, but this fountain is famous in its own right.
Washington, D.C.

Harewood Lodge

One of the first Second Empire-style buildings constructed in North America.
Winchester, Virginia

Old Town Spring

A natural spring situated on the grounds of the Hawthorne estate.
Brooklyn, New York

Louis Valentino Jr. Park and Pier

Take in a rare, face-to-face glimpse of Lady Liberty at this tucked away Red Hook park.
Marrakech, Morocco

Bab Agnaou

One of the two original gateways into the Kasbah, this gateway is a nesting site for storks.
Seville, Spain

Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla

Spain's largest bullring offers a unique glimpse at architecture and history.
Lahaina, Hawaii

Pu'u Kilea (Olowalu Petroglyphs)

Images chiseled into the basalt here date back an estimated 300 years.
Aldie, Virginia

Aldie Mill Historic Park

The Aldie Gristmill was once the largest factory of its kind in Loudoun County.
Manassas, Virginia

Manassas Station

This train station inspired the name of a 1970's rock band and provided the backdrop for their album cover.
Washington, D.C.

Rotunda of the Provinces

An echo chamber with a waterfall wrapped around its base at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.
Beverly Hills, California

24-Hour-Sprinkles

Ingenious bakery opens up the first Cupcake ATM at their flagship location in Beverly Hills.