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The epicenter of LGBTQ culture in Atlanta.
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalks

A colorful square marks the heart of the city's LGBTQ community.
33.7817, -84.3803
54 Columns by Sol LeWitt
Atlanta, Georgia

54 Columns

Atlanta's strange assortment of concrete pillars inspires reflection in some, confusion in others.
33.7613, -84.3673
Menu cover from the original Trader Vic's.
Atlanta, Georgia

Trader Vic's

Mai Tais and Navy Grog served up in one of the original tiki bars.
33.7616, -84.3833
Noguchi Playscape
Atlanta, Georgia

Noguchi Playscape

This angular brutalist playground turns playtime into modern art time.
33.7849, -84.3777
Trans-Alleghany Lunatic Asylum
Weston, West Virginia

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

A particularly creepy abandoned asylum which sparks interest with the morbid and the ghost hunters.
39.0384, -80.4673
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 carousel in summer months
Washington, D.C.

Carousel on the National Mall

Washington's iconic carousel has a nice piece of Civil Rights history.
38.8891, -77.0246
Summerhouse, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted - United States Capitol grounds, Washington, DC
Washington, D.C.

Summerhouse

A hidden gem on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
38.8914, -77.0106
Middlesboro, Kentucky

Tri-State Peak

Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia meet at this point in the Cumberland Gap.
36.6008, -83.6754
Burning on land and from the heavens
Lutcher, Louisiana

Bonfires on the Levee for Papa Noel

Cajun style Christmas on the river involves sky-high pyres and explosives.
30.0380, -90.6937
First person view of the bridge
Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Manchac Swamp Bridge

The second longest water bridge in the world, constructed over a supposedly haunted swamp in Louisiana.
30.2856, -90.4017
Labyrinth at Audubon park
New Orleans, Louisiana

Labyrinth at Audubon Park

The stone labyrinth in this New Orleans city park was laid to symbolize healing in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
29.9221, -90.1284
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafayette Cemetery

This historic "City of the Dead" lies prominently in the center of New Orleans' famous Garden District.
29.9286, -90.0843
New Orleans, Louisiana

LaLaurie Mansion

A symbolic piece of New Orleans architecture—and a ghostly legend.
29.9618, -90.0612
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Eiffel Tower of New Orleans

A little piece of Paris in the sultry south of the U.S.
29.9345, -90.0794
Portraits of Napoleon decorate the bar named in his honour.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Napoleon House

A 200-year-old building in the French Quarter that was to be Napoleon's home in the New World.
29.9558, -90.0653
Inside
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo

A museum and shop on Bourbon Street located in the former home of the second Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.
29.9595, -90.0650
Homemade gravesites
New Orleans, Louisiana

Holt Cemetery

A haunting, yet lovingly hand-hewn potters' field full of graves that flood with each heavy rain.
29.9852, -90.1064
Main entrance
New Orleans, Louisiana

Odd Fellows Rest

This crumbling New Orleans cemetery is the final resting place of members of a faded secret society.
29.9813, -90.1103
Sitting beneath the Singing Oak.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Singing Oak

This New Orleans tree is filled with hidden chimes that produce a carefully tuned melody.
29.9859, -90.0902
The Luling Mansion.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Luling Mansion

Despite the ever pressing encroachment of urban sprawl this grand New Orleans manse still stands.
29.9826, -90.0862
The Tree of Life
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Tree of Life

This knobby, drooping New Orleans oak is a favorite place both for climbing and for meeting giraffes.
29.9236, -90.1314
Walnut Street Bridge
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Walnut Street Bridge

Once decrepit and slated for demolition, now one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world.
35.0567, -85.3075
In 1982, the theme was "Energy Turns the World"
Knoxville, Tennessee

The Sunsphere

Knoxville’s architectural icon was the symbol of the 1982 World’s Fair, even catching the googly eye of Bart Simpson.
35.9617, -83.9232