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Waddesdon, England

Waddesdon Manor Aviary

An ornate aviary built during the Victorian trend of collecting exotic birds.
London, England

Hoa Hakananai'a

The "lost friend” is the most famous of the six moai statues that were removed from Easter Island.
London, England

'Titania and Bottom'

This macabre painting of a Shakespearean scene looks like something out of a nightmare.
Edinburgh, Scotland

David Hume's Statue

Touching this 18th-century Scottish philosopher’s toe allegedly conjures good fortune.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Writers' Museum

This small museum in a 17th-century building honors three iconic Scottish writers.
Washington, D.C.

General Sheridan's Horse Rienzi Winchester

This taxidermy horse was a Civil War hero.
Louisville, Kentucky

Golden Statue of David

The Midwestern United States' tribute to Michelangelo is a foam statue sprayed with gaudy gold paint.
London, England

The Ghost of a Flea

William Blake claimed to have painted this gothic masterpiece after encountering this nightmarish being in a vision.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Book Sculptures

Anonymously sculpted and donated, these sculptures made from poetry books and pages are sprinkled around the city.
Asheville, North Carolina

Flat Iron Sculpture

This giant iron playfully pays tribute to an early 20th-century architectural trend.
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Evans/Ellis Cemetery

Seven people are buried in the middle of what's now a movie theater parking lot.
New Windsor, New York

Storm King Art Center

100 massive sculptures in the Hudson River Valley.
Elmira, New York

Mark Twain's Grave

The little-known final resting place of one of America's greatest writers.
Edison, New Jersey

World’s Largest Light Bulb

A giant light 13 feet high shines near Thomas Edison's old lab.
New Haven, Connecticut

Grave of Arthur Twining Hadley

A Yale University president wears full samurai garb in one of America’s oldest cemeteries.
London, England

Beauchamp Tower

Graffiti from the 16th and 17th centuries cover the walls of this part of the Tower of London.
Buffalo, New York

Blocher Memorial

An elaborate memorial to a man local legend says died of a broken heart.
New York, New York

The Ramble Cave

Hidden in Central Park's Ramble is a troublesome cave buried just beneath the surface.
New York, New York

Jeffrey's Hook Light

Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge.
Halethorpe, Maryland

Maryland's 3rd Congressional District

A winding district gerrymandered into the shape of a mantis.
Washington, D.C.

Capitol Bollards

The 5.5-mile ring of steel posts around the Capitol Building is one of the largest (and most uniform) of its kind in the world.
Washington, D.C.

Congressional Cemetery

The privately owned cemetery that holds room for Washington's finest when they step down from life.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Access Hatch

Daredevil repair workers can worm their way out the access hatch, loop ropes over the apex and rappel down the monument.
Washington, D.C.

Organization of American States Building

The grand marble structure next to the White House is Andrew Carnegie's temple to Pan-American diplomacy.