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Madison, Wisconsin

Badger Sculpture of the USS Wisconsin

Comprised of Spanish war cannons, this sculpture once graced the bow of a WWI warship.
Berlin, Germany

Onkel Toms Hütte (Uncle Tom's Cabin)

The 1852 novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" lends its name to a subway station, a street, and several shops on the edge of Berlin.
Kalamata, Greece

Church of Agioi Apostoloi (Church of the Holy Apostles)

The Greek War of Independence was declared at this medieval Byzantine sanctuary.
Kalamata, Greece

Church of the Virgin Mary

This sixth-century church housed an icon with eyes so beautiful legend has it they inspired the name of a Greek city.
Messinia, Greece

Old Navarino Castle

Ruins of a 13th-century fortress perched above a breathtaking Mediterranean bay.
Laconia, Greece

Areopolis

This town named for the ancient God of War is home to fewer than a thousand people, but it's the birthplace of the Greek Revolution.
Lakonia, Greece

Dimitrios

This wrecked ghost ship has been rusting on a Greek beach since the 1980s.
Sparta, Greece

Mystras

The ruins of an abandoned medieval city where the last Byzantine emperor was crowned.
Argolis, Greece

Mycenae

This legendary city has been a tourist attraction for centuries.
Athens, Greece

Tzistarakis Mosque

Legend says it was constructed with the destroyed pillar of an ancient Greek Temple.
Athens, Greece

Fethiye Mosque

This historic structure has been used as a mosque, a barracks, a prison, a school, and a bakery.
Athens, Greece

Old Madrasa of Athens

The ruined doorway is a portal to the building's turbulent and torturous past.
Athens, Greece

Tower of the Winds

An ancient octagonal weather station named for the eight Greek gods of wind.
Athens, Greece

Anafiotika

The Cycladic architecture makes this Athens neighborhood feel like an island paradise hidden in the shadow of the Acropolis.
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall Weathervane

An interesting decoration on this historic site, this weathervane comes with as many legends as it does questions.
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
Chicago, Illinois

Monadnock Building

The last masonry skyscraper ever built reveals a transitional moment in architectural history.
Munich, Germany

Orlando di Lasso Statue

This tribute to the 16th-century composer is now an unusual shrine to Michael Jackson.
Stockholm, Sweden

Arlanda Airport Runestone

An 11th century runestone decorates the halls of Terminal 2 of this Scandanavian airport.
Valletta, Malta

St. John’s Co-Cathedral Skeleton Tombstones

The floor of this spectacular Baroque sanctuary is covered in memento mori.
Rathen, Germany

Rathen Open Air Stage

This stone amphitheater was once part of Nazi Germany's plan to promote propaganda.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberger Bergbahnen

This historic funicular system combines the old with the new while offering delightful views over the surrounding valley.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Bridge Monkey

It's good luck to be mocked by this monkey.
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.