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Rancho Cañada de los Coches
The smallest Mexican land grant in California was given, and then taken from, a 19th-century teacher and nurse.
Added by cwhii
Germantown Colony and Museum
A 19th-century utopian religious society designed to align with the latitude of Jerusalem.
Added by samanthaerin90
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Chin Tsong Palace
This extravagant villa built by a Burmese merchant is part pagoda and part European mansion.
Added by andrew4
São Paulo, Brazil
The Crypt of the São Paulo Cathedral
The crypts are so large they're basically their own underground church.
Added by Airton Morassi
This restored colonial house was once home to the botanist responsible for bringing avocados to the U.S.
Added by rudygiron
A mud brick kasbah with a history of lavishness and traitorship.
Added by lewblank
Churchill and Mandela Call and Response
When it comes to handsignals (and colonialism) rock always beats scissors.
Added by Elliot Carter
Paarl, South Africa
Afrikaans Language Monument
The South African dialect's complex history is immortalized in stone, in one of the world's only monuments dedicated to a language.
Added by panicembryo
Glenelg North, Australia
The Old Gum Tree
The colony of South Australia was proclaimed on a hot December day under a distinctively arched gum tree.
Added by wmiller1995
For Sale: Intriguing 19th Century Photos of Britain's Colonial World
One Victorian woman traveled the British Empire.
May 16, 2017
Hỏa Lò Prison
The notorious "Hanoi Hilton" where Vietnamese colonial subjects and later American POWs, including John McCain, were imprisoned.
Added by elmsrollo
Bukit Cina (Chinese Hill)
The largest Chinese cemetery in the world outside of China dates back to the 15th century.
Added by ckirtley
Colonial America Was Built on Lottery Revenue
Roads, colleges, war—all funded by lottery tickets.
April 21, 2017
Sape & Co
A Parisian boutique devoted to la Sape, the elegant Congolese fashion subculture rooted in European colonization.
Added by hsteinkopffrank
Queens, New York
Vander Ende-Onderdonk House
The oldest Dutch colonial stone house in New York City is a hidden gem on the border of Brooklyn and Queens.
Added by Chris Watkins
The True History of the Gambia's Bizarre Origin Story
According to an apocryphal story, British ships created the country's borders by shooting cannonballs off the sides of their ships.
January 20, 2017
The Popular Victorian Clubs That Yearned To Fill Europe With Hippos
In the 19th century, dozens of Acclimatization Societies wanted to stock Europe with exotic beasts—and the colonies with tame ones.
December 08, 2016
Louis XIV's Globes
Two awe-inspiring globes from the reign of the Sun King hang from the ceiling of France's national library.
Added by Molly McBride Jacobson
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