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The columns looking out over the Venetian Lagoon.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Lost Third Column

Two stone columns flank the grand Venice square, but there were supposed to be three.
45.4330, 12.3388
Les Sables-d'Olonne, France

L'île Penotte Seashell Art

Wall after wall of this French seaside neighborhood is intricately decorated with seashells and corals.
46.4951, -1.7841
The salt hill.
Egerszalók, Hungary

Salt Hill

The massive white mound and accompanying water terraces are a striking geological oddity.
47.8539, 20.3339
Marionettes.
Salzburg, Austria

The World of Puppets Museum

A small marionette collection located within the dark cellars of an 11th-century Austrian castle.
47.7949, 13.0477
Floating gardens, Inle Lake.
Taunggyi, Myanmar (Burma)

Floating Gardens of Inle Lake

A series of tiny artificial islands rich with produce bob atop the surface of the lake.
20.4923, 96.8901
Water still flows through
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
51.5074, -0.0769
Mosaics
Rabat, Malta

Domvs Romana

The remains of a 1st-century aristocratic Roman town house featuring beautiful well-preserved mosaics.
35.8851, 14.4004
A relief of surgical instruments.
Nagoa Ash Shatb, Egypt

Temple of Kom Ombo

One of its engravings is believed to be among the first representations of medical and surgical instruments.
24.4521, 32.9283
Piazza dell'Anfiteatro in Lucca.
Lucca, Italy

Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

This bustling Italian plaza is built on the ruins of an ancient Roman amphitheater.
43.8453, 10.5061
Fresque des Québécois
Québec City, Canada

The Murals of Quebec City

A contemporary fresco movement illustrates the region's rich history.
46.8107, -71.2035
Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elfreth's Alley

This charming colonial pathway is the oldest continuously used residential street in the U.S.
39.9528, -75.1424
The Squero di San Trovaso.
Venice, Italy

Squero di San Trovaso

Where Venice's gondolas go for a tune-up.
45.4303, 12.3259
Mrs Mallard and her entire brood.
Boston, Massachusetts

Make Way for Ducklings Statue

Mrs. Mallard and her brood are a beloved fixture in Boston Public Garden.
42.3555, -71.0698
The Tsunami Memorial
Hambantota, Sri Lanka

Tsunami Memorial at Yala National Park

Only the foundation remains of the rest stop building that was hit by three large tsunami waves, killing 47 visitors.
6.3442, 81.4973
Gravelly Point Park
Arlington, Virginia

Gravelly Point Park

This lovely picnic spot featuring thunderous jet landings is an aircraft spotter’s dream.
38.8644, -77.0393
The Grotto
Tobermory, Canada

The Bruce Peninsula Grotto

This natural sea cave hides a small wonderland of natural turquoise beauty.
45.2284, -81.5248
The nilometer of Rhoda Island near Cairo
Cairo, Egypt

Nilometer

An ancient instrument used to measure the waters of the Nile so Egyptian farmers would know whether to expect famine or flood.
30.0070, 31.2252
Old Québec Funicular
Québec City, Canada

Old Québec Funicular

This steep cable railway has been hoisting passengers in the heart of Québec City for over a century.
46.8125, -71.2039
Château Frontenac
Québec City, Canada

Château Frontenac

This lovely, if imposing, piece of Canadian gothic is possibly the most photographed hotel in the world.
46.8119, -71.2063
Sargasso
North Atlantic Ocean

Sargasso Sea

The only sea in the world that has no land boundary.
34.3071, -66.2695
View from the Exhibit Hall looking into the waiting area.
Arlington, Virginia

Ronald Reagan National Airport's Historic Terminal A

The romance of early commercial flight still fills this Art Deco destination.
38.8492, -77.0415
Oratory by night
Montreal, Canada

Oratoire St. Joseph

City law dictates that this mountaintop cathedral containing the heart of a saint is to remain the tallest building in town.
45.4922, -73.6169
Montreal, Canada

Biosphere of Montreal

Designed by Buckminster Fuller, this relic of the 67 Expo survived fire and ice.
45.5190, -73.5342
Ceiling Ship
Montreal, Canada

Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel (The Sailors' Church)

Small ship votives hang from the vaulted ceiling of this port-side church with a Latin inscription on the wall, "Pray for us fishermen in the hour of our death."
45.5099, -73.5514