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Detail of Wanamaker Organ.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker Grand Court Organ

The sounds of the world's largest fully functioning pipe organ dazzle shoppers at a Philadelphia Macy's.
39.9519, -75.1618
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
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.
38.8898, -77.0060
The footbridge to the island.
Washington, D.C.

Theodore Roosevelt Island

The national park was once a plantation estate.
38.8927, -77.0614
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.
38.8919, -77.0397
The carousel in summer months
Washington, D.C.

Carousel on the National Mall

Washington's iconic carousel has a nice piece of Civil Rights history.
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Washington Coliseum in 2006, seen from a MARC train.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Coliseum

A historic arena where The Beatles played their first concert in the U.S.
38.9054, -77.0024
The tunnels all look slightly differiently
Washington, D.C.

Capitol Building Tunnel System

Members of Congress have traveled between the buildings on Capitol Hill for a century hidden from tourists, press, and storm clouds.
38.8922, -77.0080
The Throne
Washington, D.C.

The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly

Light bulbs, scrap wood, and tinfoil comprise this homemade throne of the gods.
38.8980, -77.0230
Remnants of the streetcar station.
Washington, D.C.

The Dupont Underground

Long-abandoned trolley tunnels just a mile away from the White House are turning into an art space.
38.9102, -77.0427
Uncle Beazley
Washington, D.C.

Uncle Beazley the Triceratops

A celebrity from the late Cretaceous period.
38.9319, -77.0524
The Piazza dei Miracoli, with the Tower in the center and the two white anchors in the lower right.
Pisa, Italy

Guy Rope Anchors for the Leaning Tower of Pisa

The only visible reminders of an elaborate engineering project that kept the tower from reaching the tipping point.
43.7237, 10.3966
A herd on the beach.
Corolla, North Carolina

Corolla Wild Horses

One of the best places to see feral Colonial Spanish Mustangs in the United States.
36.3789, -75.8322
A aerial view of the Masada fortress.
Masada, Israel

Masada

This daunting 1st century fortress was purportedly the site of one of the most dramatic revolts of the Jewish-Roman wars.
31.3156, 35.3555
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Nottinghamshire, England

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

The oldest inn in England served brew to the crusaders.
52.9487, -1.1520
National Building Museum
Washington, D.C.

National Building Museum

Fittingly, America's museum of architecture is itself a magnificently designed old building.
38.8978, -77.0175
View from the Exhibit Hall looking into the waiting area.
Arlington, Virginia

Ronald Reagan National Airport's Historic Terminal A

The romance of early commercial flight still fills this Art Deco destination.
38.8492, -77.0415
Willard facade
Washington, D.C.

Willard Hotel

Legend has it that President Grant’s frequent drinking in the lobby gave rise to the term “lobbyist.”
38.8966, -77.0323
The big pipe.
Pipestone, Minnesota

Giant Pipe of Pipestone

A town honors its legacy of traditional American Indian pipe carving with one gigantic pipe.
44.0034, -96.3176
DeJarnette Sanitarium.
Staunton, Virginia

DeJarnette Sanitarium

This abandoned hospital was home to a 1930s eugenics experiment which forced the sterilization of patients.
38.1315, -79.0444
Residential buildings at Ephrata Cloister.
Ephrata, Pennsylvania

The Ephrata Cloister

What looks like a simple quaint estate in rural Pennsylvania was in the 18th century home to a small monastic community.
40.1815, -76.1927
Approaching the Minecraft Death Star from the south
Washington, D.C.

Rayburn House Office Building

One critic described it as "middle Mussolini, early Ramses, and late Neiman-Marcus." Another called it an architectural "natural disaster."
38.8869, -77.0105
View of the Watergate Exxon in 2016
Washington, D.C.

Watergate Gas Station

This seemingly out-of-place gas station by the Watergate hotel was once described as the most expensive gas station in the world.
38.9004, -77.0567
The Western Wall Tunnel.
East Jerusalem, West Bank

Western Wall Tunnel

Descend 2,030 years into the past in an ancient tunnel built to support Jerusalem's most famous wall.
31.7767, 35.2343