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St. Louis' Old Courthouse was the scene of the Dred Scott Decision, which served as a catalyst in the eradication of slavery in the United States.
St. Louis, Missouri

Old St. Louis County Courthouse

The Old Courthouse takes visitors on a captivating trip through St. Louis' timeline.
38.6249, -90.1863
The tallest one on the right side is Eisenhower Tower
Eldon, Canada

Eisenhower Tower

Canada’s surprisingly controversial monument to Dwight Eisenhower.
51.3517, -115.9642
Mr. Barbo's grave.
Manchester, Vermont

Grave of Mr. Barbo

An unexpected canine grave atop a mountain.
43.1660, -73.1176
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
55.9471, -3.1928
Paris, France

Cannonball of the Hotel de Sens

A lone cannonball remains lodged in the walls of the Hotel de Sens as a sober reminder of a revolution.
48.8536, 2.3593
Paris Point Zero
Paris, France

Paris Point Zero

The very center of Paris is surrounded by a bevy of strange good luck rituals.
48.8534, 2.3482
The bright green Astroturf that surrounds the graves of Hank Williams and his wife Audrey.
Montgomery, Alabama

Hank Williams's Gravesite

The country music legend's grave is surrounded by Astroturf because fans kept plucking out the grass.
32.3854, -86.2911
Brooklyn, New York

Bellocq Tea

A "Tea Atelier" hidden away in Greenpoint.
40.7303, -73.9593
A Cholita and her male opponent.
La Paz, Bolivia

Cholita Wrestling

The celebrity luchadores of La Paz are tough ladies in traditional petticoats and braids.
-16.5023, -68.1622
Tons and tons of gold on any given day is for sale.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Gold Souk

On any given day this sprawling market houses literally tons of government-regulated gold, gems, and precious metals.
25.2709, 55.2983
We've all been there
Helsinki, Finland

Bad Bad Boy

This endearingly discomfited urinating statue commemorates the sneaky pees had by us all.
60.1559, 24.9207
Entrance to the Building
Helsinki, Finland

Pohjola Insurance Building

This insurance company building reminds customers that witches, bears, and gnomes are out there, best be insured.
60.1688, 24.9458
Kamppi Chapel
Helsinki, Finland

Kamppi Chapel

An alien church provides much needed silence in the midst of a Finland shopping center.
60.1694, 24.9360
Along the route of the Flåmsbana
Flåm, Norway

Flåmsbana (Flåm Railway)

One of the most breathtaking railways in Europe also takes one of the steepest climbs, from fjord to mountain plateau.
60.8632, 7.1138
San Francisco, California

Portrait of Emperor Norton

A mysterious painting of the self-declared Emperor of the United States watches over a local hof-brau.
37.7856, -122.4217
Paxton Gate Exterior
San Francisco, California

Paxton Gate

A shop full of natural curiosities, carnivorous plants, and costumed taxidermied mice.
37.7596, -122.4217
San Francisco, California

Maltese Falcon Alleyway

Alleyway plaque commemorating the death of a fictional character in the Maltese Falcon, not far from the authors home.
37.7902, -122.4075
McElroy Octagon House
San Francisco, California

McElroy Octagon House

One of few lasting examples of the brief octagon craze that developed into folly.
37.7978, -122.4274
"Anti-Saloon League San Francisco Est. 1920" A sign seen outside Bourbon & Branch.
San Francisco, California

Bourbon & Branch

A nondescript building that's been funtioning as a speakeasy for nearly a century and a half.
37.7858, -122.4130
The Tonga Room's pool.
San Francisco, California

The Tonga Room

Tiki luxury on Nob Hill.
37.7925, -122.4100
The San Francisco Cable Car Museum lives in a beautiful brick building on Masonic street.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Cable Car Museum

Not merely a museum – but a whirring powerhouse that offers a subterranean peek into the heart and soul of cable car operations.
37.7945, -122.4114
The colour coded directions are integrated into the signs.
Toronto, Canada

Toronto PATH

The largest underground system of its kind runs under one of Canada's largest urban centers.
43.6487, -79.3781
The District Six museum.
Cape Town, South Africa

District Six Museum

An excellent and sobering account of the vibrant multicultural neighborhood destroyed under apartheid.
-33.9277, 18.4237
New York, New York

Second Cemetery of the Congregation Shearith Israel

New York's unstoppable progress turned this cemetery into the smallest burial ground in the city.
40.7351, -73.9978