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Places visited in Üsküdar, Turkey
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Bird palace.
Üsküdar, Turkey

Ottoman Bird Palaces

Carved into the sides of buildings are ornate miniature mansions, home for Istanbul's feathered residents.
41.0246, 29.0150
Note the size of the person below
Natural Bridge, Virginia

The Natural Bridge

A sacred site for Indians surveyed by George Washington and owned by both King George III and Thomas Jefferson.
37.6282, -79.5447
Trading room circa 1894
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room

Once at the center of U.S. finance, the historic Trading Room was meticulously recreated piece by piece and rebuilt in the Art Institute.
41.8797, -87.6213
Town Creek Indian Mound
Mount Gilead, North Carolina

Town Creek Indian Mound

North Carolina's only officially recognized American Indian historic site is this flat ceremonial mound.
35.1857, -79.9282
Much of District 12 followed the path of Interstate 85
Mooresville, North Carolina

North Carolina's 12th Congressional District

Formerly the most gerrymandered district in the U.S., it twisted and turned along racial borders.
35.5871, -80.7082
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
Lake Norman
Troutman, USA

Lake Norman

A Nessie-like monster supposedly lurks in this lake.
35.6725, -80.9326
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Beatles Statue of Almaty

Beatlemania is still going strong ...at least in Kazakhstan.
43.2551, 76.9126
One of the many appearances of Champ throughout Burlington
Burlington, Vermont

Lake Champlain Monster Monument

Cryptid lake monster honored with its own monument.
44.4735, -73.2216
The baby flying monkeys at the back of One Main
Burlington, Vermont

Flying Monkey Sculptures

Scary metal statues adorn some of the signature buildings of Burlington, VT.
44.4758, -73.2195
Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard
Waterbury, Vermont

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

The sweetest graveyard in the world is filled with headstones for dearly de-pinted ice cream flavors.
44.3529, -72.7402
View from Mount Mansfield
Stowe, Vermont

Mount Mansfield

The highest peak in the state of Vermont has some interesting features.
44.5437, -72.8143
Jolly Green Giant Statue
Blue Earth, Minnesota

Jolly Green Giant Statue

This massive roadside mascot was the first version of the giant to illustrate his butt.
43.6513, -94.0951
The Steampunk HQ zeppelin.
Oamaru, New Zealand

Steampunk HQ

The premier place to experience the Victorian imagining of the steam-powered future.
-45.1024, 170.9698
Bucharest, Romania

Curtea Veche (Old Princely Court)

The bust of Romania’s most notorious ruler, Vlad Dracula aka "Vlad the Impaler," keeps watch over the ruins of his medieval court.
44.4300, 26.1012
Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

100,000 bodies are buried below the medieval headstones, many of which mark graves with multiple bodies stacked up to 12 deep.
50.0895, 14.4174
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel

This 1,300 year old monastery built atop a single rock was once only accessible depending on the whims of the tide.
48.6352, -1.5105
Normandy American Cemetery
Colleville-sur-Mer, France

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

A memorial to the nearly 10,000 American soldiers laid to rest on the beaches of Normandy during WWII.
49.3592, -0.8532
The Oval Forum in Jerash, and the Cardo Maximus
Jerash, Jordan

The Ruins of Jerash

Gladiators battle and chariots race daily in the ruins of a once-great Roman city.
32.2769, 35.9056
Madaba Mosaic Map
Madaba, Jordan

Madaba Mosaic Map

The world's oldest map of the holy land gives us a fragmented glimpse of the layout of biblical nations.
31.7177, 35.7941
Photo Courtesy the Long Now Foundation
Jordan

Petra

An ancient capital city 3000 years old and harboring many surprises.
30.3285, 35.4427
Little Petra, Jordan.
Petra District, Jordan

Little Petra

A more chill but no less fascinating version of the famous ancient archeological site.
30.3741, 35.4497
The "Saliera"
Vienna, Austria

Kunstkammer Wien

The Habsburgs' royal collections of art and wonders.
48.2044, 16.3607
Vienna, Austria

Naturhistorisches Museum

Beautiful Austrian natural history museum with carved ceilings and row after row of ancient taxidermy.
48.2057, 16.3606