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New Orleans, Louisiana

St. Louis Cathedral

This cathedral dedicated to Louis IX, sainted King of France, holds many secrets.
Columbus, Ohio

Ohio Statehouse Fossils

The walls of the statehouse tell the story of Ohio’s prehistoric past.
Pebble Beach, California

Lone Cypress

This lonesome Monterey cypress has survived centuries of wind, salt, and at least one attempt at arson.
Suffolk, Virginia

Great Dismal Swamp

An out-of-the-way wildlife haven with a rich and storied past of harboring thousands of fugitive slaves, or "Maroons" during the mid 1800s.
Portsmouth, Virginia

Hog Island Lighthouse First Order Fresnel Lens

Get up close and personal at this Fresnel Lens.
Glencoe, Scotland

Massacre of Glencoe Monument

A solemn memorial in a majestic setting that honors a 1692 tragedy.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Luckenbooths

Brass bricks outline the locations of Edinburgh's lost, lively market stalls.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Charles II Statue

Edinburgh's oldest statue hides within a parking lot behind the city's iconic cathedral.
Glasgow, Scotland

Duke of Wellington Statue

This stately monument has been wearing a traffic cone hat for decades much to the delight of the locals.
Grangemouth, Scotland

The Kelpies

The heads of two giant mythological water horses honor Scotland's horselord past.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wardrop's Court Dragons

A quartet of brightly colored mythical beasts stand sentry at this gateway.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Regent Bridge

A roadway designed for a visiting monarch.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Sanctuary Stones

A series of three shiny letters mark the boundary of an old refuge for those being pursued by debt collectors.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Queen Mary's Bath House

The building where Mary, Queen of Scots was said to have bathed in white wine.
Edinburgh, Scotland

George Mackenzie's Mausoleum

The tomb of one of Scotland's bloody historic villains is a magnet for bumbling desecrators.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Monument to the Scottish Parliament

A stone monument acknowledging Scotland's right to have a separate Parliament from the one in Westminster.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Civil War Tails at the Homestead Diorama Museum

A diorama of the Civil War, fought by cats.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

6th Pennsylvania Cavalry Memorial

This Civil War monument was designed by an eccentric architect and Gettysburg veteran.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Sach’s Bridge

This covered bridge was used by both Union and Confederate troops during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.
Wiltshire, England

The Skeletons of Stonehenge

Ancient human remains unearthed around the iconic monument.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
London, England

The Burney Relief

This bewitching Babylonian goddess haunts a hallway of the British Museum.
London, England

The Lewis Chessmen

These mysterious Viking chess pieces spent centuries hidden on a remote Scottish island.
London, England

Scenes from the Frost Fair

Murals of the wild parties once held on the frozen River Thames.