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View from the Exhibit Hall looking into the waiting area.
Arlington, Virginia

Ronald Reagan National Airport's Historic Terminal A

The romance of early commercial flight still fills this Art Deco destination.
38.8492, -77.0415
Sarasota, Florida

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

A Circus legend leaves an unexpected endowment.
27.3824, -82.5620
With Washington Monument in the background, looking East
Washington, D.C.

Jefferson Pier Marker

A tiny monument to the unsuccessful attempt by Thomas Jefferson to place the prime meridian in Washington.
38.8898, -77.0366
Renwick 17th street side
Washington, D.C.

Renwick Gallery

The first purpose-built art gallery in the United States is once again open as a center of craft arts.
38.8990, -77.0391
Detail of the Mini Monument
Washington, D.C.

Washington Mini Monument

There's a 12-foot-tall replica of the Washington Monument hidden under a manhole nearby.
38.8891, -77.0352
Bruges, Belgium

Basilica of the Holy Blood

Christ's blood preserved in a Belgian town.
51.2089, 3.2272
Cloaca Maxima's outfall is near the Ponte Rotto bridge.
Rome, Italy

Cloaca Maxima

The "Greatest Sewer" of ancient Rome is one of the oldest sewer systems in the world, and is still in use.
41.8889, 12.4803
(WikiCommons)
Rome, Italy

Via Appia

2300-year-old Roman road connecting the empire.
41.8675, 12.5028
The Bull of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence, Italy

The Bull of Santa Maria del Fiore

This strange bovine gargoyle is said to have been put in place as form of passive aggressive revenge.
43.7731, 11.2555
Florence, Italy

Ospedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents)

Renaissance hospital featuring a rotating door into which unwanted babies were dropped.
43.7763, 11.2612
Inside the Blue Grotto
Anacapri, Italy

Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto)

The glowing blue Nymphaeum of Emperor Tiberius.
40.5606, 14.2047
The Shrine of Saint George
Beit Jala, West Bank

The Shrine of Saint George

Ancient chapel with an insane history.
31.7160, 35.1871
Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina Banyan Tree

Take shelter from Hawaii's tropical heat under the massive canopy of largest Banyan tree on the island.
20.8719, -156.6774
Kaumana Lava Tubes
Hilo, Hawaii

Kaumana Lava Tubes

Hide from Hawaii's tourist hordes in these relatively unknown, and unguarded lava caves.
19.6869, -155.1308
The Bishop is the Hawaiʻi State Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Honolulu, Hawaii

Bishop Museum

This museum of Hawaiian and Polynesian culture is the legacy of the last descendant of the Kamehameha Dynasty.
21.3329, -157.8706
Point Venus today. Creative commons image by supergiball
Pīra'e, French Polynesia

Venus Point, Tahiti

Site of James Cook's historic observations of the 1769 transit of Venus.
-17.4950, -149.4943
Boat dweller wearing a traditional hat
Hong Kong

Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter

A small subculture of boat dwellers keep their traditional way of living alive at this Hong Kong Typhoon Shelter.
22.2846, 114.1852
Noonday Gun
Hong Kong

Noonday Gun

This naval gun is fired every day at noon, an odd timekeeping tradition the origin of which is local legend.
22.2826, 114.1838
Shelley Street and Elgin Street intersection
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
22.2837, 114.1548
(Flickr/DoNotLick)
Ngong Ping, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha

Valley in Hong Kong holds a tranquil Buddha that wants your money.
22.2526, 113.8997
Jumbo Kingdom
Hong Kong

Jumbo Kingdom

A colossal floating restaurant built to look like a ancient Chinese imperial palace.
22.2434, 114.1619
Vancouver, Canada

Stanley Park

"Girl in a Wetsuit" is what happens when a sculptor has to find a way around a 100 year old copyright.
49.3025, -123.1269
Elephant Gate
Copenhagen, Denmark

Elephant Gate

Pre-Nazi swastikas adorn the sculpted pachyderms flanking this brewhouse portal.
55.6673, 12.5323
Kronborg Castle. (Wikimedia Commons)
Helsingør, Denmark

Kronborg Castle (Elsinore)

Old Danish castle immortalized in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
56.0386, 12.6219