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Washington, D.C.

The Capitol Stones

Enormous piles of historically significant stones, dumped by Congress in a forest, and abandoned for 60 years.
Washington, D.C.

Georgetown Waterfront

The little-known, 300-year history of the area includes former lives as a bustling tobacco port, parking lot, and industrial dump.
Washington, D.C.

Carnegie Library of Washington, D.C.

D.C.'s first central library was born out of a chance encounter with the philanthropist whose name it bears.
Washington, D.C.

Old Stone House

The oldest building in the District of Columbia was preserved because of a mistaken connection to George Washington.
Washington, D.C.

Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

Housing the National Women's Party since 1929, this historic house is now a monument to the fight for gender equality.
Washington, D.C.

Renwick Gallery

The first purpose-built art gallery in the United States is once again open as a center of craft arts.
Washington, D.C.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Largest Roman Catholic church in North America.
London, England

British Library Treasures Gallery

The library houses an incredible collection of some of the world's most impressive books and manuscripts.
London, England

York Water Gate

These ornate arches show how the course of the River Thames has changed.
London, England

Rubens Ceiling at the Banqueting House

The sumptuous ceiling was one of the last things Charles I saw before his execution.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Street Name Tiles of New Orleans

This distinctive Crescent City tradition dates back to the days of horse-drawn carriages.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Congo Square

Once the site of a Native American harvest festival, this humble clearing later played an invaluable role in the birth of jazz.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafayette Cemetery

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

The Singing Oak

This New Orleans tree is filled with hidden chimes that produce a carefully tuned melody.
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.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Musical Legends Park

A small park on Bourbon Street features life-size bronze statues of New Orleans musicians.
Baltimore, Maryland

Nipper, the RCA Dog Statue

A monumental statue of RCA's mascot now sits atop a historical society roof after a life of moving around.
Richmond, Virginia

Ruins of Belle Isle

A small Richmond island dotted with the remnants of hundreds of years of history.
London, England

Cecil Court

A charming 17th-century alley lined with secondhand bookstores and antiquarian shops.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam Gable Stones

In the days before house numbers, these colorful signs held clues about various buildings' purposes.
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
London, England

William Wallace Memorial

A plaque hangs near the execution place of the Scottish Independence leader famously depicted in "Braveheart."
London, England

Bunhill Fields

A famous burial ground with a history both grim and literary.