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The 1948 plaque honoring Hiram Bingham.
Urubamba, Peru

Machu Picchu Discovery Plaques

It took 82 years and four different plaques to finally get the story right.
-13.1631, -72.5450
The Inca Bridge, a backdoor to Machu Picchu.
Urubamba, Peru

Inca Bridge

A backdoor to Machu Picchu that only the most foolhardy infiltrator would attempt to breach.
-13.1704, -72.5441
Einstein Equation.
Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden’s Wall Formulae

Science meets wall art to highlight the beauty of famous mathematical equations.
52.1614, 4.4888
The stone has been worn down a bit over the years.
Washington, D.C.

District of Columbia Center Point

A little marble compass above George Washington's (empty) tomb in the Capitol marks where D.C.'s four quadrants intersect.
38.8898, -77.0090
Front of the old Tabulating Machine Co. building on 31st Street.
Washington, D.C.

The Tabulating Machine Co.

The early data processor factory founded in Washington for the 1890 U.S. Census went on to become IBM.
38.9045, -77.0617
Washington, D.C.

Washington City Canal Outfall

A portal into the bricked up canal that runs through the heart of Washington D.C.
38.8992, -77.0573
Remnants of the streetcar station.
Washington, D.C.

The Dupont Underground

Long-abandoned trolley tunnels just a mile away from the White House are turning into an art space.
38.9102, -77.0427
Washington, D.C.

Inaugural Parade Center Line

A line of blue paint marks the route of the inaugural parade.
38.8988, -77.0339
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle Dog Cemetery

The final resting place of soldiers' loyal canine companions.
55.9493, -3.2002
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mons Meg

A six ton wedding gift to King of the Scots.
55.9489, -3.2002
Soldier Bear Statue
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wojtek the Soldier Bear Memorial

A statue in the heart of Edinburgh honors a bear that served in the Polish military during World War II.
55.9513, -3.2003
The Reynisdrangar from the cliffs above.
Vik, Iceland

Reynisdrangar

Three columns of volcanic rock shoot out of the ocean.
63.4087, -19.0173
Gljúfrafoss, Iceland
Iceland

Gljúfrafoss

This fantastical waterfall is hidden in a cave located in a cracked cliff.
63.6213, -19.9881
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

The tallest building in Iceland, and certainly one of the most visually impressive.
64.1417, -21.9266
Harpa at night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

This stunning concert hall has become a symbol of Iceland's national recovery.
64.1503, -21.9325
The Mulberry Bend
New York, New York

The Mulberry Bend

During the 19th century, you could pay for violence off a prix-fixe menu on this Manhattan street.
40.7151, -73.9994
The Emerson-Bromo Tower at night, lit from within.
Baltimore, Maryland

Bromo-Seltzer Arts Tower

Baltimore's classic clocktower was once topped by a rotating, blue, 20-ton medicine bottle.
39.2877, -76.6207
The gravesite of Edgar Allan Poe.
Baltimore, Maryland

Edgar Allan Poe's Grave

The trials and tribulations of marking Poe's grave.
39.2902, -76.6232
The Whispering Arch
St. Louis, Missouri

Whispering Arch at Union Station

Speak to a companion on the other side of the room loud and clear through this architectural anomaly.
38.6281, -90.2080
Temperance Fountain
Washington, D.C.

Temperance Fountain

A much-maligned monument to teetotalism.
38.8938, -77.0217
The market from above
Washington, D.C.

Maine Avenue Fish Market

The oldest continuously operating fish market in the United States.
38.8810, -77.0283
The Chemical Treatment Tower
Washington, D.C.

Washington Aqueduct Chemical Tower

Every drop of D.C. tap water flows through this old waterworks.
38.9376, -77.1131
Ann St. Boston map
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's "Black Sea"

This area was once known for being a lawless haven for rough-and-tumble sailors, earning the maritime-themed nickname "the black sea."
42.3631, -71.0540
Boston, Massachusetts

Site of St. Anthony's Feast

Each August, one of the largest religious (and food) celebrations in the country is held in Boston.
42.3664, -71.0579