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Taos, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo

Multi-storied adobe home continuously inhabited for 1000 years.
36.4386, -105.5445
Agrasen ki Baoli
New Delhi, India

Agrasen ki Baoli

A startling, centuries-old subterranean marvel hides in plain sight.
28.6260, 77.2250
Golden Temple
Amritsar Cantt., India

Golden Temple

This peaceful Sikh gurudwara serves around 50,000 free meals every day within its gilded walls.
31.6200, 74.8765
New Delhi, India

Iron Pillar of Delhi

An ancient iron pillar in Delhi that seems to be rustproof.
28.5248, 77.1850
Illuminated Lotus petals at night (Flickr/blond avenger)
New Delhi, India

Bahá'í Lotus Temple

A blooming house of worship for the masses.
28.5533, 77.2586
The boundary walls of Kumbhalgarh
Rajsamand, India

The Great Wall of India

The second-longest continuous wall on the planet protects a hidden secret in the deserts of India.
25.1473, 73.5834
Palace of the Winds.
Jaipur, India

Palace of Winds

The 953 windows undoubtedly make this the world's most beautiful screened porch.
26.9124, 75.7873
Jaipur, India

Jantar Mantar

The world's largest sundial, made entirely out of stone.
26.9246, 75.8242
Brahma Temple in Pushkar.
Pushkar, India

Pushkar Brahma Temple

There are millions of temples in India, but only one prominent temple dedicated to the Hindu creator god.
26.4874, 74.5488
Bullet Baba's Shrine
Bandai, India

Bullet Baba Shrine

Liquor and flowers mark a holy site for Indian motorcycle riders.
25.8730, 73.1814
The sati handprints
Jodhpur, India

Sati handprints

Fifteen Jodhpur queens left their handprints before going to their fiery death.
26.2816, 73.0232
Overlooking a sea of blue. (Photo:
Jodhpur, India

The Blue City of Jodhpur

Once an indicator of social class, the color blue has come to define this city on the edge of the Thar Desert.
26.3023, 73.0523
Mahila Baag Jhalra
Jodhpur, India

Mahila Baag Jhalra

Hidden in the shadow of a rocky fortress is one concubine’s long-forgotten legacy.
26.2966, 73.0253
Louisiana Old State Capitol from the Repentance Fountain
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Louisiana Old State Capitol

A 19th-century Gothic, castle-like statehouse by the Mississippi River.
30.4466, -91.1890
The Tree of Life
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Tree of Life

This knobby, drooping New Orleans oak is a favorite place both for climbing and for meeting giraffes.
29.9236, -90.1314
Main entrance
New Orleans, Louisiana

Odd Fellows Rest

This crumbling New Orleans cemetery is the final resting place of members of a faded secret society.
29.9813, -90.1103
The oldest fire hydrant in New Orleans.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Oldest Fire Hydrant in New Orleans

This Birdsill Holly fire hydrant is the remnant of a very different type of hydration innovation.
29.9800, -90.0870
Dixie Brewing Company
New Orleans, Louisiana

Dixie Brewing Company

This relatively recently abandoned brewery is a tragic reminder of the continuing effects of Hurricane Katrina.
29.9606, -90.0871
Tomb of the Unknown Slave
New Orleans, Louisiana

Tomb of the Unknown Slave

Made of giant chains and hung with shackles, this iron cross honors those unknowns who perished under American slavery.
29.9653, -90.0663
New Orleans, Louisiana

Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2

This "second" cemetery represents New Orleans' attempt to keep cholera at bay.
29.9606, -90.0756
Power lines running through the Meadowlands.
Carlstadt, New Jersey

The Meadowlands

Infamous marsh filled with toxic waste, WWII-era London, and dead mobsters galore.
40.8267, -74.0721
The Golden Gal of Old Madison Square Garden
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Golden Gal of Old Madison Square Garden

Golden and naked, the figure that was once the highest point in New York is all that remains of the second Madison Square Garden.
39.9656, -75.1810
The Rocky Statue in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
39.9650, -75.1792
"The Dream Garden" by Tiffany
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tiffany Glass Mural "The Dream Garden"

Mural made of 100,000 pieces of hand blown glass, and until recently, the largest glass mural in the US.
39.9478, -75.1512