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Zanzibar, Tanzania

Slave Market Memorial

This monument is a stark reminder of the horrors of the Zanzibar slave trade.
Brooklyn, New York

Cleft Ridge Span

This elaborate tunnel is the first structure composed of cast concrete in the United States.
Nantucket, Massachusetts

Captain George Pollard House

The island home of an unlucky whaling captain whose story inspired a great American novel.
Johns Island, South Carolina

The Angel Oak

One of the oldest living oak trees in the Southeast.
Charleston, South Carolina

Old Slave Mart

South Carolina's last remaining slavery auction house is now a museum devoted to its own tragic history.
Istanbul, Turkey

Camondo Stairs

A gorgeous, Gaudí-esque stairway constructed in the city of Istanbul by a prominent Jewish family.
Spokane, Washington

Big Red Wagon

This playground sculpture of an icon from the past is dedicated to the children of the future.
Spokane, Washington

Mary Lou's Milk Bottle

A giant milk bottle from the 1930s beckons drivers to this diner.
Spokane, Washington

Monroe Street Bridge Bison Skulls

The decorations were inspired by an unlikely missing treasure.
Spokane, Washington

Garbage Goat

This inanimate goat created by the "welding nun" has been helping to clean up the city of Spokane for more than 40 years.
Missoula, Montana

A Carousel for Missoula

A classic carnival ride that was carved to be untouchable.
Tokyo, Japan

Roppongi Hills Street Furniture

This quirky collection of furniture also happens to be a public art installation.
Austin, Texas

Barton Springs

Home to an endangered salamander, a full moon celebration, and a large spring-fed outdoor swimming pool.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Bain Waterworks Plant

Art Deco urban decay at this historical building.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Pine State Creamery Butter Churn

A giant cement churn carries the legacy of American resilience, unity, and greed.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky

This woodland architectural installation acts as a camera obscura for the heavens.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Café Lafitte in Exile

One of the oldest continuously-operated gay bars in the United States is allegedly haunted by Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams.
Deildartunguhver, Iceland

Deildartunguhver

Europe’s most powerful hot spring supplies the surrounding region with hot water.
Brooklyn, New York

Love Lane

Love is in the air along the small street in Brooklyn.
San Francisco, California

Li Po Cocktail Lounge

One of the last remnants of the city's Chinese nightclub scene is now a dive bar selling killer mai tais.
New York, New York

West Terrace at the Cloisters

This hidden oasis features a stunning view of the Hudson River and the Palisades from a castle-like museum.
Tokyo, Japan

Owaraji (Giant Straw Sandals)

An enormous pair of straw sandals woven in the traditional way, to keep demons at bay.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Monument to the Flagstaff Flag Staff

A replica of the flagpole that gave a frontier town its name.
Tokyo, Japan

The Asahi Flame

This enormous monument is one of the most iconic structures in Tokyo, rudely nicknamed "The Golden Turd."