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Edinburgh, Scotland

John Knox House

This charming old building's loose connection with the Scottish Reformer is what saved it from demolition after it split apart.
Oxfordshire, England

Oxford Botanic Garden

The fantastic charm of England's oldest botanical garden has made it a place of writerly inspiration for centuries.
London, England

Richmond Park

This beautiful deer park was built so King Charles I and his court could go hunting while escaping a deadly plague outbreak.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Jemaa el-Fna Square

Fortune tellers, snake charmers, poets, and storytellers all gather on this historic square in Morocco.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Jardin Majorelle

It took 40 years to build this Eden-like garden in Marrakech, later restored by Yves Saint-Laurent.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Writers' Museum

This small museum in a 17th-century building honors three iconic Scottish writers.
Washington, D.C.

General Sheridan's Horse Rienzi Winchester

This taxidermy horse was a Civil War hero.
Fourways, South Africa

Montecasino Bird Gardens

Over 60 species of birds inhabit this colorful aviary park in South Africa.
Johannesburg, South Africa

‘The Shadow Boxer’ at Chancellor House

A large-scale steel sculpture entitled 'The Shadow Boxer' pays tribute to Nelson Mandela.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Saadian Tombs

Deliberately hidden for centuries, the magnificent Saadian Tombs were eventually uncovered in 1917.
Montgomery, Alabama

National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Colloquially known as "the lynching museum," this is the United States' first memorial to the victims of racial terror at home.
Cape Town, South Africa

Foreshore Freeway Bridge

Despite many attempts to finish this bridge, it has been abandoned since the 1970s.
Washington, D.C.

The Preamble in License Plates

The preamble to the U.S. Constitution written entirely from vanity license plates hangs in the Smithsonian museum.
Benicia, California

Suisun Bay Ghost Fleet

The rusting remains of the largest assembled WWII fleet on the West Coast.
Grass Valley, California

Del Oro Theatre

A fine mixture of the old and the new topped with an art deco neon spire.
Merced, California

George Hicks Fancher Monument

The huge granite obelisk that towers over a small California town.
Rio Vista, California

Foster's Big Horn

Over 300 taxidermied animals in a Californian restaurant make for a taxidermist's dream and an animal lover's nightmare.
Snowshill, England

Snowshill Manor

The home of an eccentric Edwardian gentleman is packed to the rafters with handcrafted items collected over a lifetime.
Asheville, North Carolina

Folk Art Center

A wonderful display of arts and crafts handmade by local artisans in the Southern Appalachians.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Carousel Bar

The only rotating bar in New Orleans has been slowly spinning since 1949.
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Elephant Nature Park

Thailand's distressed elephants find peace at this Chiang Mai sanctuary.
Stockholm, Sweden

Ribbinska Huset

It is said that each of the white stones in the red facade of this medieval house represents the head of a murdered Swedish noble.
Savannah, Georgia

Pin Point Heritage Museum

A unique museum dedicated to the Gullah-Geechee people, housed within an old oyster cannery.
Savannah, Georgia

Lucas Theatre

The first public building in Savannah to offer air conditioning was a luxurious cinema that still operates today.