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Boston, Massachusetts

Eliot Public School

A school used as a model for public education across the country.
Boston, Massachusetts

Hayden Building

This historic Boston building has gone from personal estate to porn theater and back again.
Boston, Massachusetts

Rainbow Swash

The world's largest piece of copyrighted artwork.
Boston, Massachusetts

Rose Kennedy Rose Garden

An easy-to-miss garden in Boston's North End honors the mother of JFK and others who lost children in WWII.
Boston, Massachusetts

Site of the Boston Tax Riot

One of the indelible moments of the American Revolution took place at this location.
Boston, Massachusetts

All Saints Way

"Mock all and sundry things, but leave the saints alone."
Boston, Massachusetts

Lobster Mickey

This "life-size" depiction of Mickey Mouse as a half-lobster is both whimsical and a bit creepy, standing guard over the Boston waterfront.
Soweto, South Africa

Orlando Towers

Two giant painted cooling towers make for one of the world’s most epic bungee jumps.
West Rand, South Africa

Sterkfontein Caves

Caves that can't seem to quit producing the remains of prehistoric humans.
Mogale, South Africa

Cradle of Humankind

Home to some of the oldest hominid fossils ever found.
Salem, Massachusetts

Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery

Statue in Salem of the woman who starred as the witch Samantha in the sitcom "Bewitched."
Hingham, Massachusetts

Old Ship Church

Oldest church in the United States that is still in continuous use.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Bridge

This bridge was the birthplace of a unit of measurement based on a fraternity joke.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Forbes Pigment Collection

The thousands of shades on display — some toxic, others impossibly rare — are a library of more than just color.
Istanbul, Turkey

Minyatür’s Nautical Instruments

Turkish adventurer antiques in the heart of the Grand Bazaar.
Istanbul, Turkey

Piri Reis Map at Topkapi Palace

1513 Turkish world map, full of European state secrets and snarky commentary.
Istanbul, Turkey

Serpent Column

Ancient serpentine sacrifice holder that has stood the test of time.
Istanbul, Turkey

Obelisk of Theodosius

This remarkably well-preserved Egyptian plinth is pretty well traveled for a giant piece of stone.
Istanbul, Turkey

Kaiser Wilhelm Fountain

A fountain standing as a testament to a doomed alliance.
Istanbul, Turkey

Tombs of the Sultans

Five sultans and their families rest in eternal splendor, teeming with overlooked beauty and drama.
Seville, Spain

Casa de Pilatos (Pilate's House)

A 16th-century Andalusian palace.
Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Three bridges and one giant canyon make up this fantastic Spanish settlement.
Gibraltar

Gibraltar Airport

Single runway interrupted by a busy road that cuts across its middle.
Red Hook, New York

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

A living antique aviation museum in the historic town of Red Hook, New York.