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Tempietto at San Pietro in Montorio
Rome, Italy

Tempietto at San Pietro in Montorio

More sculpture than building, this architecturally significant temple was built on the spot of Saint Peter's crucifixion.
41.8886, 12.4665
Chigi Chapel.
Rome, Italy

Parish Church of Santa Maria del Popolo

A treasure trove of Renaissance-era funerary art in a Roman church built on top of Nero's grave.
41.9114, 12.4760
Cats lounging on ancient architecture
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina (Roman Cat Sanctuary)

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered.
41.8959, 12.4765
Pyramid of Cestius
Rome, Italy

Pyramid of Cestius

The only "Egyptian" pyramid in Europe and the legendary tomb of Remus.
41.8766, 12.4809
Los Angeles, California

Clifton's Cafeteria

Giant Redwood-themed cafeteria operates under the golden rule, "Dine Free Unless Delighted."
34.0453, -118.2528
Los Angeles, California

Candy Cane Lane

Come crisp December nights, this fairly plain neighborhood becomes a holiday dream world.
34.1794, -118.5657
Lady Liberty Building
Los Angeles, California

Lady Liberty Building

A 50-foot tile mural mosaic for the 100-year anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.
34.0414, -118.2537
Triforium in Little Tokyo
Los Angeles, California

Triforium

A visionary, futuristic sculpture in Los Angeles that never met its extraterrestrial potential.
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The lamps shine along Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California

Urban Light

Scores of vintage street lamps shine along L.A.’s Miracle Mile.
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Beverly Hills, California

24-Hour-Sprinkles

Ingenious bakery opens up the first Cupcake ATM at their flagship location in Beverly Hills.
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The station at night.
Beverly Hills, California

Union 76 Gas Station

The dramatic upward-curving roof is one of the most iconic examples of Googie architecture that still stands today.
34.0718, -118.4008
(Flickr/pvsbond)
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
40.7398, -74.0025
Water Tower.
New York, New York

Water Tower

This translucent sculpture represents a quintessential component of New York City's skyline.
40.7613, -73.9774
The Oldest Fence in New York
New York, New York

The Oldest Fence in New York

Built hundreds of years ago this downtown iron barrier once protected a much despised king.
40.7049, -74.0137
Number One, Broadway
New York, New York

Number One, Broadway

Currently housing a corporate bank branch this building at the southern tip of Manhattan was once the gateway to luxury vacationing.
40.7049, -74.0145
Gravestone at Trinity Churchyard.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
40.7083, -74.0128
New York, New York

WPA Murals of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

Magnificent New Deal Murals evoke a time when New York City harbor was one of the world's greatest and busiest ports.
40.7040, -74.0137
New York, New York

The Sphere

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims.
40.7040, -74.0172
New York, New York

Wall Street Bombing Scars

Unrepaired walls from a 1920 anarchist bomb attack.
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LED lighting inside gives the impression of seaglass
New York, New York

The SeaGlass Carousel

Manhattan’s Battery Park has a new carousel, full of spinning, glowing fish.
40.7022, -74.0150
New York, New York

Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood.
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The original torch was replaced in 1986.
New York, New York

Statue of Liberty's Original Torch

Lady Liberty's first beacon of enlightenment is now displayed inside the Pedestal lobby.
40.6895, -74.0449
A piece by French artist JR. This was a photograph of immigrants who had been marked for deportation, awaiting their appeal hearing.
Jersey City, New York

Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital

Now abandoned, the first public health hospital in the U.S. saw more than one million immigrants from around the world.
40.6976, -74.0425
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 marks the exact center of the city.
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