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The 1970s.
Toronto, Ontario

Simcoe Park 'Worker's Monument'

The artwork commemorates the many ways 20th-century people perished while on the clock.
43.6445, -79.3868
The piece of timber.
London, England

Roman Wharf Timber

The 2,000-year-old beam is tucked within the pedestrian entrance to the old London Bridge.
51.5094, -0.0864
View of the temple in the grounds of the hotel.
San Pawl il-Baħar, Malta

Buġibba Temple

The ruins of a megalithic monument sit right in the garden of a luxurious Maltese resort.
35.9544, 14.4181
The tunnel through the limestone rock.
San Lawrenz, Malta

The Inland Sea

The fishing boats that moor in this small lagoon enter and leave through a tunnel to the sea.
36.0538, 14.1912
The Jewish deportations memorial at platform 16.
Florence, Italy

Platform 16 Holocaust Deportation Memorials

Memorials at a Florence railway station remember the citizens who were deported from Italy and sent to extermination camps.
43.7763, 11.2485
Stumbling Stones in Rome.
Rome, Italy

Stumbling Stones of Rome

Brass cobblestones mark the places where individual Holocaust victims were taken from their homes.
41.8848, 12.4704
The balcony.
Rome, Italy

Mussolini's Balcony

The spot where the fascist dictator made some of his most famous speeches including declaring war on Britain and France.
41.8963, 12.4808
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Dragonfly Mosaic

Thousands of people walk over this fantastic work of art every day, but how many notice it?
44.8834, -93.2114
Plaque of Saint Joseph Oriol.
Barcelona, Spain

Saint Joseph Oriol Plaque

Saint Joseph was said to heal the deaf and blind, but it was a much smaller miracle that got him canonized.
41.3821, 2.1745
Columns of the Temple of Augustus.
Barcelona, Spain

Columns of the Temple of Augustus

The 2,000-year-old Roman columns are hidden within Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.
41.3835, 2.1773
L’importuno di Michelangelo
Florence, Italy

L’importuno di Michelangelo

The famous sculptor left his mark on this Italian wall in an internationally protected example of street art.
43.7697, 11.2556
(Kuriositas)
Pompei, Italy

Thermopolia of Pompeii

Ancient snack bar of the Roman Empire re-opened.
40.7507, 14.4841
Plaster cast of a dog at Pompeii.
Pompei, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
40.7516, 14.4903
Cacti.
Zurich, Switzerland

Sukkulenten-Sammlung Zürich

See the rare bloom of the "Queen of the Night" cactus at one of the world's largest succulent collections.
47.3561, 8.5351
An ariel view of Lake Travis
Austin, Texas

The Sometimes Islands

Some islands... they come, they go, especially on Lake Travis.
30.4019, -97.8915
The outside of the Susanna Dickinson Museum
Austin, Texas

Susanna Dickinson Museum

A tribute to the "toughest woman on the Texas frontier," who survived a famous battle and five husbands.
30.2657, -97.7389
B.C. era urn.
San Antonio, Texas

Roman Urn Collection at SAMA

Amazingly detailed marble cinerary urns that once held the cremains of Roman elite.
29.4376, -98.4821
Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs.
Venice, Italy

Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs

This Roman statue is missing a limb from when the Venetians stole it from Constantinople during the Crusades.
45.4346, 12.3397
Florence, Italy

Bronze Replica of Michelangelo’s David

A copy of the famous statue can be found in this Florence piazza, along with one of the most breathtaking views of the city below.
43.7623, 11.2652
Monument to Antonio Canova.
Venice, Italy

Tomb of Antonio Canova

A sinister pyramid in the Frari contains the heart of the famous neoclassical sculptor.
45.4370, 12.3266
Venice, Italy

Scala Contarini del Bovolo

This palatial spiral staircase was so unusual the name "snail" was given to the noble family who built it.
45.4348, 12.3345
View of Snake Island.
Austin, Texas

Snake Island

A small island hides in plain sight on Austin's Lady Bird Lake.
30.2472, -97.7197
Inside the Rothko Chapel
Houston, Texas

Rothko Chapel

A universal meditative place of worship and social justice center adorned with paintings by famed abstract artist Mark Rothko.
29.7376, -95.3965
This peacock was part of the 2017 holiday show. Its tail feathers are made from kalanchoe and echeveria.
Toronto, Ontario

Allan Gardens Conservatory

The Victorian-era greenhouse is stuffed with tropical plants, and open 365 days a year.
43.6621, -79.3755