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Fez, Morocco

Chouara Leather Tannery

Traditional 11th-century outdoor tannery.
Fez, Morocco

Fes el-Bali

Thousands of narrow alleyways in an ancient medieval city make up what's believed to be the world's largest car-free urban zone.
Fez, Morocco

The Blue Gate of Fes

The other side is actually green.
Rome, Italy

Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls

One of Catholicism's four major basilicas has a series of papal portraits that are said to predict the end of the world.
Rome, Italy

Via Appia

2300-year-old Roman road connecting the empire.
Rome, Italy

The Mouth of Truth

The yawning maw of this pagan visage is said to bite off the hands of liars.
Rome, Italy

The Aventine Keyhole

Rome's semi-secret peephole vista is also a former Crusader stronghold.
Pompei, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
San Gimignano, Italy

Towers of San Gimignano

These medieval skyscrapers dominate the skyline of this small Tuscan town.
Santa Barbara, California

The Mural Room

One incredible room in the Santa Barbara Courthouse is covered in wall-to-wall canvas murals.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Camel Rock

A natural formation that resembles a camel resting in the New Mexico desert.
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Bandelier National Monument

A small metropolis of Pueblo cave dwellings have been carved right into the hillside of this national monument.
Taos, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo

A multi-storied adobe complex has been inhabited for more than a thousand years.
El Prado, New Mexico

Earthships

These aggressively sustainable art homes look like something out of 1970's science fiction.
Nageezi, New Mexico

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

A phenomenal assembly of pueblos in New Mexico is the most complete example of ancient ruins north of the border.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

House of Eternal Return

An immersive environment that is part haunted house, part choose-your-own-adventure, and part jungle gym.
Trinidad, Colorado

Steam Engine 638

This small piece of railroad history sits behind the parking lot of a chain grocery store.
Cañon City, Colorado

Prospect Heights Jail

This 19th century jail was mainly used to incarcerate the drunk and disorderly.
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado

Cadet Chapel

Air Force Academy Chapel made of 100 identical tetrahedrons works to inspire those of all religions.
Cañon City, Colorado

Skyline Drive

This razorback ridgeline has doubled as a scenic drive since the early 1900s.
Golden, Colorado

The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave

The final resting place of American icon Buffalo Bill, and a museum that aids in telling his tale.
Durango, Colorado

Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

This spectacular track has run continuously since 1882.
Denver, Colorado

Blue Mustang

The Denver airport is guarded by a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a demonic horse.
Alamosa, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

When eco-systems collide in the arid southwest.