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Concord, Massachusetts

Walden Pond

"the sweltering inhabitants of Charleston and New Orleans, of Madras and Bombay and Calcutta, drink at my well . . . The pure Walden water is mingled with the sacred water of the Ganges."
42.4405, -71.3345
Harvard Bridge
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Bridge

This simple foot bridge was the birthplace of a unit of measurement based on a fraternity joke.
42.3546, -71.0913
Boston, Massachusetts

Hood Milk Bottle

Ice cream stand, snack bar, and time capsule of milk conveyance.
42.3517, -71.0502
Typical Boston gravestones showing the winged death head
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death.
42.3573, -71.0613
Bolzano, Italy

Otzi the Iceman

Europe’s oldest natural human mummy.
46.5000, 11.3494
Libreria Acqua Alta
Venice, Italy

Libreria Acqua Alta

This Venice bookstore has resigned itself to constant flooding by keeping its books in bathtubs and boats.
45.4380, 12.3423
Oxford, England

The Headington Shark

A 26 foot shark sculpture for nuclear disarmament, clever antennae disguise, and municiple battle royale.
51.7596, -1.2133
Oxford, England

Pitt Rivers Museum

Ancient Egyptian wigs, South American feather headresses, a bounty of anthropological artifacts in Oxford.
51.7590, -1.2564
Oxford, United Kingdom

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Used as an example in one of the first dictionary entries for "museum" in 1706.
51.7553, -1.2601
Tintagel, England

Tintagel Castle

A fantastic castle rumored to be the birthplace of King Arthur.
50.6682, -4.7597
Bend, Oregon

Lava River Cave

The longest continuous lava tube in Oregon.
43.8946, -121.3688
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
-33.8646, 151.2198
Athens, Greece

Syntagma Square Metro Station

Where commuters walk through remnants of an ancient Greek necropolis.
37.9757, 23.7340
Ancient Agora, Athens
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape.
37.9758, 23.7247
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Glacial Potholes

Over fifty whirling pools left by the glacial age.
42.6037, -72.7381
Houston, Texas

The Orange Show

One man's homage to the Orange as realized through a long-term folk art labor of love.
29.7179, -95.3247
Lucy in the Field with Flowers, MOBA's first piece
Somerville, Massachusetts

Museum of Bad Art

Museum dedicated to awful artwork.
42.3967, -71.1231
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
42.3600, -71.0562
Boston Tea Kettle
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Tea Kettle

This massive tea kettle was once a promotional stunt for the Oriental Teashop.
42.3593, -71.0592