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Union Arch Bridge, today.
Cabin John, Maryland

Union Arch Bridge

The bridge's controversial plaque (once again) honors Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
38.9728, -77.1487
The figures have aged to a greenish patina.
Boulder City, Nevada

Winged Figures of the Republic

A Norwegian-born sculptor created these soaring guardian angels at the entrance to Hoover Dam.
36.0167, -114.7391
Trading room circa 1894
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room

Once at the center of U.S. finance, the historic Trading Room was meticulously recreated piece by piece and rebuilt in the Art Institute.
41.8797, -87.6213
Goats lined up for sale.
Kashi Diqu, China

Kashgar Livestock Market

Be careful not to get trampled at this lively two thousand-year-old market.
39.4649, 75.9344
John Thomas Peele, Waiting For Their Master, 1859. Oil on canvas. Gift of the Mr. and Mrs. Alvin E. Maurer, Jr. estate
St. Louis, Missouri

The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog

An extensive collection of fine art devoted to man's best friend.
38.6084, -90.4864
Flamingos on Flamingo Island
Las Vegas, Nevada

Flamingo Habitat

An exotic wildlife habitat right off The Strip.
36.1166, -115.1712
Photo of one of the lions from J.H. Patterson's book "The Man-eaters of Tsavo", 1907
Chicago, Illinois

Tsavo Man Eaters

These pretty kitties killed and ate as many as 135 railway workers
41.8662, -87.6186
Looking down the lobby
Chicago, Illinois

Palmer House Hilton

This historic hotel invented the chocolate brownie.
41.8803, -87.6269
A Strokkur geyser eruption
Iceland

Haukadalur Geothermal Field

This valley of hot springs and boiling mud pots is home to the record-holding "Geysir," which originated the English word.
64.3104, -20.3023
Independence Temple.
Independence, Missouri

Independence Temple

This otherworldly church spire reaches up toward the heavens.
39.0898, -94.4281
Former Riggs Bank in Georgetown.
Washington, D.C.

Riggs Bank: 'The Bank of Presidents'

The bank that helped fund the Mexican-American War and the purchase of Alaska met its downfall after helping Augusto Pinochet launder money.
38.8991, -77.0340
1810s English Rotunda, Thorne Miniature Rooms
Chicago, Illinois

Thorne Miniature Rooms

Each of these gorgeous, intricately decorated rooms is painstakingly crafted to the scale of 1 inch: 1 foot.
41.8807, -87.6242
Aerial view of a "safety flared" intersection
Arlington, Virginia

George Washington Memorial Parkway

This isn't your average roadway—it's actually a National Park and a transportation pioneer.
38.8438, -77.0491
Rainbow
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
64.3270, -20.1200
The old gasification plant in Gas Works Park, Seattle
Seattle, Washington

Gas Works Park

This former coal gasification plant found a curious second life as a popular public park.
47.6462, -122.3337
The famous facade and portal to the church.
Lisbon, Portugal

Jerónimos Monastery

Elaborately carved to showcase the glorious wealth that the age of exploration brought to the Portuguese empire.
38.6970, -9.2069
Lighthouse Peak
Canyon, Texas

Palo Duro Canyon

The Grand Canyon of Texas.
34.9846, -101.7011
One of nine gardens
Wilmette, Illinois

Bahá'í Temple

The only Bahá'í house of worship in North America and one of only eight worldwide.
42.0744, -87.6842
Normandy American Cemetery
Colleville-sur-Mer, France

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

A memorial to the nearly 10,000 American soldiers laid to rest on the beaches of Normandy during WWII.
49.3592, -0.8532
Dettifoss waterfall.
Iceland

Dettifoss

The most powerful waterfall in all of Europe.
65.8153, -16.3854
Einstein at the National Academy of Sciences
Washington, D.C.

Albert Einstein Bronze Statue

The beloved statue at the National Academy of Sciences is oh so inviting to sit on.
38.8924, -77.0484
Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland

Petra's Stone and Mineral Collection

One woman's lifelong collection is on display in this unassuming house on an Icelandic fjord.
64.8350, -13.8794
The Bridge today
Ban Tai, Thailand

Death Railway Bridge

This bridge made famous in novel and on-screen wasn't actually built over the river Kwai.
14.0415, 99.5042
The abandoned Mughal fortress, Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri, India

Fatehpur Sikri

An imperial fortress city that incorporated cultural elements from the entire Mughal empire, only to be abandoned the year it was finished.
27.0945, 77.6679