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London, England

Temple of Mithras

Rebuilt remains of a temple to Roman god Mithras.
Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa Jail Hostel

This inexpensive lodging house was once a prison notorious for its inhumane practices.
San Francisco, California

Westin St. Francis Hotel

Only hotel where you can legally launder money.
Derbyshire, England

Chatsworth House

Seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire for centuries.
Florence, Italy

Buontalenti Grotta

A large grotto built in the 16th century amidst Florence's famous Boboli gardens.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Lawn Bowling Club

The oldest lawn bowling club in the United States.
San Francisco, California

Japanese Tea Garden

Relics of the 1894 Midwinter Exposition continue to delight visitors today.
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
Rome, Italy

Via Appia

2300-year-old Roman road connecting the empire.
Richland, Washington

Hanford Site

Nuclear reactor created the plutonium used on Nagasaki.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oudekerksplein

This city square is home to Amsterdam's oldest church and a statue honoring Dutch sex workers.
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

This mosaic dedicated to John Lennon was tended for years by a Beatles super-fan.
Paris, France

Foucault's Pendulum

19th century pendulum and a clock restored by a rogue group of guerilla artists.
Bend, Oregon

Lava River Cave

The longest continuous lava tube in Oregon.
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
San Francisco, California

California Academy of Sciences Herpetology Department

Over 315,000 preserved amphibians and reptiles in jars.
Longwood, Florida

The Senator

The culprit who accidentally lit this 3,500-year-old tree on fire stated "I can't believe I burned down a tree older than Jesus."
Montreal, Québec

Redpath Museum

One of Canada's oldest museums, the beautiful Redpath has been serving up Natural History and Ethnography since 1882.
Key West, Florida

Truman's Little White House

A historic presidential getaway on the continental United States' southernmost island.
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.
London, England

Polly at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

The taxidermied remains of a once-great parrot.
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
London, England

Guildhall's Underground Roman Amphitheater

A 2000-year-old Roman amphitheater lies just below Guildhall Yard.
Ottawa, Ontario

Maman

Louise Bourgeois' 30-foot-tall steel spider sculpture.