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Jojo the cat and pumpkins.
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Cats of Longwood Gardens

These lush botanical gardens employ the most purrfect pest control force.
39.8712, -75.6752
Crying Giant.
Wilmington, Delaware

The Crying Giant

This weeping 10-foot-tall sculpture was a maquette for a 9/11 memorial.
39.7654, -75.5652
Inside the museum.
Wilmington, Delaware

Delaware Art Museum

This local gem houses the largest collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings outside of the U.K.
39.7654, -75.5652
Front entrance of the Gibraltar Mansion.
Wilmington, Delaware

Gibraltar Gardens

Enchanting gardens surround a derelict mansion, all hidden in plain sight behind a stone wall.
39.7608, -75.5742
Main gate.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fort Mifflin

This little-known Revolutionary War fort is supposedly haunted by the ghosts of its past.
39.8774, -75.2136
Street paved with wood.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Roslyn Place

The last street in Pittsburgh that's paved with wood.
40.4535, -79.9361
Christ of the Abyss
Key Largo, Florida

Christ of the Abyss

An underwater statue of Christ blesses the depths off Key Largo.
Sponsored by Visit Florida
Alignment.
North Yorkshire, England

Swinton Druids Temple

Although it appears ancient and mysterious, the quirky folly was actually built 200 years ago by an eccentric estate owner.
54.2063, -1.7244
The Colossi of Memnon, battered by time and accidental Roman damage.
Luxor, Egypt

Colossi of Memnon

These Egyptian statues have survived for 3,400 years and were an acoustic wonder of the ancient world.
25.7206, 32.6105
Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Homewood Cemetery

A quiet, gothic haven nestled between Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill and Point Breeze neighborhoods.
40.4402, -79.9127
Leo Petroglyph.
Ray, Ohio

Leo Petroglyph

A slab of sandstone covered with mysterious 1,000-year-old rock carvings from a vanished North American culture.
39.1509, -82.6747
Chinese Parlor in the House of Henry Francis du Pont.
Wilmington, Delaware

Winterthur

A blend of art, antiquities, and Americana fill this museum, surrounded by whimsical, enchanting gardens.
39.8089, -75.6037
St. Audoen's Gate.
Dublin, Ireland

Saint Audoen's Gate

The enchanting archway is the only surviving portal into Dublin's lost medieval wall.
53.3440, -6.2740
The vertical coffin is built into what's left of the arch.
Chester, England

Medieval Coffin of St John's

A rare wooden coffin set vertically into the Gothic arch of an ruined church.
53.1890, -2.8857
The neo-Gothic house near the Mdina cathedral.
Mdina, Malta

Mdina's Neo-Gothic House

This unique building in the main square stands out among the city's typically Baroque architecture.
35.8865, 14.4033
Mosaics
Rabat, Malta

Domvs Romana

The remains of a 1st-century aristocratic Roman town house featuring beautiful well-preserved mosaics.
35.8851, 14.4004
Dolly at the National Museum of Scotland.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Remains of Dolly the Sheep

The taxidermy remains of the first mammal ever cloned from an adult cell are on display in Edinburgh.
55.9475, -3.1898
Menokin.
Warsaw, Virginia

Menokin

The Virginia home of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence is being preserved with a unique glass facade.
38.0116, -76.7906
Inviting, isn't it?
Cornwall, England

The Merry Maidens

Perhaps the only prehistoric monument with its very own public bus stop.
50.0651, -5.5887
The statue at the Smithsonian.
Washington, D.C.

Bare-Chested George Washington

Perhaps the most scandalous statue of America's first president.
38.8913, -77.0299
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works.
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Moravian Pottery and Tile Works

A pride of the state, this working museum crafts pottery mosaics in the style of Pennsylvania's earliest European settlers.
40.3251, -75.1242
Pont du Gard
Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France

Pont du Gard

This ancient Roman bridge and aqueduct still stands as a wonder of classical construction.
43.9473, 4.5355
La Cité, Carcassonne
Carcassonne, France

La Cité Médiévale de Carcassonne

Historic medieval fortified city in southwest France.
43.2066, 2.3662
The Deserted Village of Feltville
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

The Deserted Village of Feltville

This tiny New Jersey village has lived many lives but seems determined to remain a ghost town.
40.6818, -74.3874