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Venice, Italy

Reliquaries of St Mark's Basilica Treasury

An extensive collection of reliquaries containing the bones of saints housed in the largest Catholic church in Venice.
Venice, Italy

Piraeus Lion

Thousand-year-old Viking runes adorn an ancient Greek lion at the entrance to the Venetian Arsenal.
Venice, Italy

Libreria Acqua Alta

This Venice bookstore has resigned itself to constant flooding by keeping its books in bathtubs and boats.
Venice, Italy

Monument to Niccolò Tommaseo

The pile of books behind the dignified writer gave the statue a most undignified nickname.
Venice, Italy

Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs

This Roman statue is missing a limb from when the Venetians stole it from Constantinople during the Crusades.
Milan, Italy

Santa Maria presso San Satiro

Small on the outside, big on the inside, this church is an astonishing act of visual deception.
Milan, Italy

Palazzo Berri-Meregalli

This curious building hides eclectic details like medieval gargoyles alongside naked angels and Art Nouveau mosaics.
Milan, Italy

The Bronze Ear of Casa Sola-Busca

Before there were doorbells this bronze ear was installed for visitors to announce their arrival.
Milan, Italy

Milan's Duomo "Dinosaur"

Milan's duomo is covered in beautiful carving including a curious "dinosaur-like" beast.
New York, New York

The Wendel House

The former home of the reclusive "Weird Wendels" who dominated New York real estate a century before Donald Trump.
New York, New York

Nikola Tesla Street Corner

Commemorating the spot where the famous scientist fed his pigeons.
Brooklyn, New York

West 8th Street - NY Aquarium Subway Station

New York's southernmost subway station is whimsically wavy.
Boise, Idaho

Smurf Turf

Boise State's stadium was the first non-green football field in the world.
Boise, Idaho

The Basque Block

A small section of Boise, Idaho maintains the unique culture and traditions of the Basque people.
Melba, Idaho

Map Rock

A petroglyph map of the upper Snake River carved by prehistoric hunter-gatherers.
Boise, Idaho

Freak Alley Gallery

The largest outdoor art gallery in the northwestern United States.
New York, New York

The SeaGlass Carousel

Manhattan’s Battery Park has a whimsical carousel full of spinning, glowing fish.
New York, New York

Broadway Flea Market

An annual extravaganza of Broadway theater memorabilia.
Brooklyn, New York

The Red Hook Stores

A strip of modern stores in historic buildings.
Brooklyn, New York

Fort Defiance

The humble fort that saved Washington.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Clay Retort and Fire Bricks Works Storehouse

The factory that helped produce a dominant form of lighting before Thomas Edison.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Old Trolley Cars

Four cars from the old system were once on display, but were removed in 2014.
Brooklyn, New York

Sunny's Bar

Once a popular watering hole among longshoremen and shipyard workers, this neighborhood treasure spans more than 100 years of Red Hook history.
Brooklyn, New York

Red Hook Graving Docks

Once home to the country's most gargantuan ships, this graving dock now waits for people to buy furniture.