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The church's masonry, seen from the side.
Mpulungu, Zambia

Niamkolo Church

Now abandoned, this stone church was part of the missionary efforts that initiated the Christianization of Zambia.
-8.7571, 31.1170
The monument in Mbala.
Mbala, Zambia

Mbala Surrender Monument

A memorial in the middle of a roundabout marks the spot where German forces formally surrendered, finally ending World War I in Africa.
-8.8483, 31.3699
The Chambeshi Monument.
Kasama, Zambia

Chambeshi Monument

A stone memorial marks the spot where the fighting of World War I finally ceased—three days after the armistice was signed in Europe.
-10.9166, 31.0771
Kapishya Hot Springs.
Chinsali, Zambia

Kapishya Hot Springs

A secluded natural oasis hidden deep along a rainforest trail.
-11.1706, 31.6004
African Quadripoint
Chobe, Botswana

African Quadripoint

There is only one place in the world where the corners of four nations come together.
-17.7917, 25.2633
Molly the Mollusk.
Sarasota, Florida

Molly the Mollusk

The colossal squid's 27-foot-long corpse lies preserved within a Sarasota aquarium.
27.3329, -82.5773
The hospital tower.
Bethesda, Maryland

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

FDR's Art Deco hospital tower was hopelessly inefficient.
39.0007, -77.0947
October 2017
Crownsville, Maryland

Crownsville Hospital Center

The United States' third asylum for African Americans is haunted by its horrible history.
39.0221, -76.5998
Woodrow Wilson Bridge
Fort Washington, Maryland

Woodrow Wilson Bridge

This rare triple-jurisdiction drawbridge passes through Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
38.7934, -77.0317
Mr. Trash Wheel trash interceptor at the mouth of the Jones Falls River in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Baltimore, Maryland

Mr. Trash Wheel

This bug-eyed water wheel uses the power of the Sun to clean up Baltimore Harbor.
39.2833, -76.6036
Old swivel rails
Fort Washington, Maryland

Fort Washington

This little star fort down the Potomac from Washington, D.C. was once the only defensive fort protecting the capital.
38.7120, -77.0343
Kuza Cave.
Kusini, Tanzania

Kuza Cave

This sacred, circular cave is lined with pools so clear and still that it's hard to tell where the water begins.
-6.3038, 39.5349
Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar's Night Market

After sunset the heart of Zanzibar's historic Stone Town neighborhood transforms into a culinary playground.
-6.1606, 39.1891
North American collection
Washington, D.C.

National Bonsai Museum

One of the dwarven trees dates back to 1625 and survived the Hiroshima bombing.
38.9120, -76.9687
Poe's Tavern.
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

Poe's Tavern

A quirky Poe-themed joint on an island keen to celebrate its overlooked connection to the famous writer.
32.7627, -79.8371
The long-"lost" urn, in its new setting
Washington, D.C.

Cuban-American Friendship Urn

The only National Monument ever to go missing for nearly 50 years then resurface in a dump.
38.8785, -77.0383
A lone statue stands in a barren room.
Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka National Museum's Witchcraft Exhibit

Artifacts showcasing the witchy history of Zambia.
-15.4219, 28.2912
Left side of the beach
Northern Mariana Islands

Bird Island Beach

A gorgeous gem on the ocean.
15.2555, 145.8101
Banzai Cliff.
Northern Mariana Islands

Banzai Cliff

Where hundreds of Japanese civilians committed suicide to avoid being captured by American soldiers during WWII.
15.2857, 145.8096
Yokoi's Cave, Talofofo Falls Resort Park, Guam
Inarajan, Guam

Yokoi's Cave

The underground hideout of a Japanese soldier for whom World War II ended in 1972.
13.3228, 144.7365
Maryland's 3rd Congressional District.
Halethorpe, Maryland

Maryland's 3rd Congressional District

A winding district gerrymandered into the shape of a mantis.
39.2389, -76.6812
Perimeter of the garden
Arlington, Virginia

The Graves of Robert E. Lee's Garden

Soldiers were buried next to Lee's house in the center of Arlington Cemetery to dissuade the general from reclaiming his property after the war.
38.8811, -77.0726
The Rosslyn Metro escalator. (Steven Cohen/Atlas Obscura)
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
38.8959, -77.0715
Kryptonite-alike Jadarite
London, England

Kryptonite

Why Superman will never visit London's Natural History Museum.
51.4967, -0.1758