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Jasper, Alberta

The Athabasca Glacier

This natural wonder is disappearing at an alarming rate.
Alberta

Columbia Icefield

A surviving remnant of the thick ice mass that once mantled most of Western Canada's mountains.
Mägipe, Estonia

Kõpu Lighthouse

One of the oldest lighthouses in the world has been in continuous use since it was first built in 1531.
Tahkuna, Estonia

Military Structures of Hiiumaa

Wars fought and wars won are remembered by these abandoned bunker ruins.
Chicago, Illinois

Shit Fountain

A giant bronze coil of feces is both a tribute to doggie defecation and a reminder to pick it up.
Colebrook, New Hampshire

Colebrook Murder Victims Memorial

Memorial dedicated to four citizens killed during a shooting spree prompted by a routine traffic stop.
Colebrook, New Hampshire

Dixville Notch

A mere dot on the map in the great north woods is the first place in America to vote in Presidential elections.
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Congressional Fallout Shelter at the Greenbrier Resort

America's post-nuclear-attack chambers of Congress.
Innerstaden-Östermalm, Sweden

Shopping

The world's first purpose-built indoor shopping mall opened in Sweden in 1955.
Stockholm, Sweden

Stortorget Cannonball

Several cannonballs of mysterious origins decorate two buildings in Stortoget's main square.
Stockholm, Sweden

Källargränd urinoar (Källargränd Urinal)

A 130-year-old urinal is the oldest of Stockholm and perhaps all of Sweden.
Sigtuna, Sweden

Sigtuna Rådhus (City Hall)

A tiny town hall—in Sweden's one-time capital—might be the smallest in Europe.
Lund, Sweden

Runstenskullen (The Rune Stone Hill)

These ancient rune stones plucked from the countryside now call this university park home.
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm University Arboretum

A collection of trees from various corners of the world call Stockholm University home.
Sigtuna, Sweden

Sigtuna Stora Gatan

Sweden's oldest street has not changed for nearly a millennium.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mary Tyler Moore Statue

A bronze statue on a downtown corner honors Minneapolis's favorite career gal.
Pendleton, Oregon

The Cozy Rooms

A statue of the owner stands outside of this museum, once the most popular brothel in town.
Glasgow, Scotland

Kelvingrove Pipe Organ

Inside this art museum resides one of Glasgow's most famous musical instruments.
Budapest, Hungary

Central Café and Restaurant 1887

Some of the greatest minds in the history of Hungarian art and science converged in this café.
Tallinn, Estonia

Raeapteek

The oldest continuously operating pharmacy in Europe.
Chicago, Illinois

Thorne Miniature Rooms

Each of these gorgeous, intricately decorated rooms is painstakingly crafted to the scale of 1 inch: 1 foot.
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Stock Exchange Arch

A spectacular remnant of an Adler and Sullivan masterpiece that was destroyed in 1972.
London, England

Paddington Bear Statue

After nearly 60 years, there's still a bear at Paddington Station looking for help.
London, England

The Theatre

Two plaques commemorate the site of Shakespeare's first theatre.