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Washington, D.C.

D.C. War Memorial

An overlooked memorial honoring the local Washington residents who died in World War I.
Washington, D.C.

Water Gate at the Watergate Complex

Before Nixon, "watergate" meant canals.
Washington, D.C.

The K-9 of the Korean War Veterans Memorial

Those with a sharp eye can find the hidden image of a German Shepherd on the memorial's Mural Wall.
Washington, D.C.

Capitol Building Tunnel System

Members of Congress have traveled between the buildings on Capitol Hill for a century hidden from tourists, press, and storm clouds.
Washington, D.C.

Theodore Roosevelt Island

The national park was once a plantation estate.
Washington, D.C.

National Building Museum

Fittingly, America's museum of architecture is itself a magnificently designed old building.
Rome, Italy

Cinecittà

The studio built by fascists in the hopes of "reviving the film industry" with the occasional propaganda film opportunity thrown in.
Lelystad, Netherlands

Exposure

This giant wire frame man sculpture is crouched in contemplation, but it looks more like constipation.
Lisbon, Portugal

Jerónimos Monastery

Elaborately carved to showcase the glorious wealth that the age of exploration brought to the Portuguese empire.
Lisbon, Portugal

Santa Justa Lift

This Industrial Age architectural and engineering gem helps visitors and residents alike traverse Lisbon, “The City of Seven Hills.”
Lisbon, Portugal

Belem Tower Rhinoceros - Torre de Belém

A king's pet, a pope's gift, an artist's inspiration, and a tragic shipwreck.
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France

Pont d'Arc

A natural arch carved by a river gave its name to the so-called "Cave of Forgotten Dreams."
Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, France

Futuroscope

France's high-tech, future-themed amusement park.
Arles, France

Arles Amphitheatre

This ancient theater was once the home of fierce gladiatorial battles.
Maincy, France

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

This stunning French estate was so lavish that it landed its original owner in jail for the rest of his life.
Paris, France

Quai Branly Museum

This Parisian gem is one of the most incredible ethnographic museums in the world.
Paris, France

Argonaute Submarine

The Argonaute submarine was the French navy's pride and joy in the 1950's.
Paris, France

Musée de la Contrefaçon

An odd museum dedicated to French fakes.
Paris, France

The Stravinsky Fountain

A series of abstract, silly sculptures represent the works of a great modern classical composer.
Paris, France

Musée National de la Marine

Museum on French naval history, with magnificent figureheads, a historic diving suit, and a boat used by Napoleon.
Paris, France

Montmartre Funicular

The water-powered carriages are long gone, but for over a century this funicular railway has been the fastest route to the highest point in Paris.
Paris, France

Grande Galerie de l'Évolution

Natural history museum celebrating biodiversity with a parade of taxidermy animals.
Paris, France

La Promenade Plantée

The first green space constructed on an elevated viaduct.
Paris, France

Danse de la Fontaine Emergente

This Parisian fountain is a little bit fantasy and a little bit nightclub.