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The site of the second defenestration of Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Defenestration of Prague Window

The palace window through which Protestant nobles flung two Catholic regents, thus sparking the Thirty Years' War.
50.0902, 14.3996
Ancient Egyptian scene inside of the head of a needle
Szentendre, Hungary

Micro Wonder Museum

A collection of intricate sculptures so small they have to be seen through a microscope.
47.6675, 19.0760
Star Market jutting out over the highway
Newton, Massachusetts

Star Market

This supermarket is suspended 25 feet above an interstate highway.
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Washington, D.C.

Abandoned Drawbridge Control Room

The hidden offices underneath Memorial Bridge have been locked up since 1976.
38.8874, -77.0556
The current view
Washington, D.C.

Georgetown Waterfront

The little-known, 300-year history of the area includes former lives as a bustling tobacco port, parking lot, and industrial dump.
38.9029, -77.0657
Washington, D.C.

Washington Stock Exchange Building

D.C. once had its own tiny rival to the New York Stock Exchange.
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Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise's sarcophagus
Kyiv, Ukraine

Sarcophagus of Prince Yaroslav the Wise

The medieval prince founded the first library in Ukraine at Saint Sophia's Cathedral where he was interred.
50.4529, 30.5143
Gas 'n' God
Arlington, Virginia

Arlington Temple United Methodist Church

This church built atop a gas station promises to "equip you for the next stage in your life’s journey."
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Senate side.
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.
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The footbridge to the island.
Washington, D.C.

Theodore Roosevelt Island

The national park was once a plantation estate.
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Looking out over eight lanes of traffic.
Washington, D.C.

The Lockkeeper's House

A derelict bit of infrastructure from the canal that once ran through D.C. is landlocked in the heart of the city.
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Note the potential iron sight on the middle post.
Washington, D.C.

Gun Barrel Fence

This robust fence in front of a historic Georgetown home is likely made from hundreds of recycled Revolutionary War firearms.
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The statue.
Washington, D.C.

The Winfield Scott Memorial

The sculptor was instructed to add “stallion attributes” to the general's bronze mare.
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Education and Youth
Plymouth, Massachusetts

National Monument to the Forefathers

Plymouth's huge yet little-known memorial to the Pilgrims.
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Man Controlling Trade.
Washington, D.C.

Man Controlling Trade

A muscular Art Deco monument represents the struggle between regulators and unbridled markets.
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The windows have been bricked up for years.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Aqueduct Castle Gatehouse

A building shaped like the Army Corps of Engineers logo, because why not?
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Rothenburg od T: Ratstrinkstube Clock Tower
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Ratstrinkstube Clock Tower

At the strike of each hour the doors open to reenact the legend of the heroic mayor who saved his town by drinking a gallon of wine.
49.3775, 10.1787
The meridian line.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Meridian

The slender brass strip in Prague's Old Town Square was used to tell time from 1652 to 1918.
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The sign is blocked by overgrown weeds.
Arlington, Virginia

Pentagon Cable Crossing Sign

Please don’t anchor your boat onto the Department of Defense’s underwater data cables.
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The statue at the Smithsonian.
Washington, D.C.

Bare-Chested George Washington

Perhaps the most scandalous statue of America's first president.
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Graffiti from 1611.
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg Cathedral's Antique Graffiti

Visitors dating back to the 1600s carved their marks in the stones of the iconic tower.
48.5820, 7.7503
A vacant shell in 2017 awaits future tenants.
Washington, D.C.

Embassy Gulf Service Center

Behind an abandoned storefront is an example of pioneering 1930s gas station architecture.
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Angels around
Paris, France

Napoleon's Angels

Twelve grave-faced marble angels guard the emperor's tomb at Les Invalides.
48.8552, 2.3126
Iron rails from the Incline Plane lay discarded, slowly sinking into the earth.
Washington, D.C.

C&O Boat Elevator Ruins

This forgotten boat elevator was an engineering marvel in its heyday.
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