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New Orleans, Louisiana

United Fruit Company Building

The beautiful, fruit-covered facade hints at this building's former life.
New Orleans, Louisiana

LaLaurie Mansion

This symbolic piece of New Orleans architecture is also home to a few ghastly stories.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Tree of Life

This knobby, drooping New Orleans oak is a favorite place both for climbing and for meeting giraffes.
Peebles, Ohio

The Great Serpent Mound

The largest earthwork effigy in the world.
Shepherdsville, Kentucky

Bernheim Forest Giants

Visitors to this arboretum are greeted by three smiling giants crafted from sustainable materials.
Louisville, Kentucky

Shrine of Saints Magnus and Bonosa

The only building in Louisville (hopefully) that contains two ancient holy skeletons.
Louisville, Kentucky

Golden Statue of David

The Midwestern United States' tribute to Michelangelo is a foam statue sprayed with gaudy gold paint.
Athens, Greece

The Olive Tree of the Acropolis

Legend says this sacred tree was a gift from Athena.
Ta Pek, Thailand

Phanom Rung Historical Park

This Khmer-era temple includes a lintel that was stolen and displayed at the Art Institute of Chicago for years before returning to Thailand.
Athens, Greece

Caves of Filopappou Hill

These caves secretly held national treasures during World War II.
Boston, Massachusetts

Democratic Donkey and Republican Footprints

This statue intended for children to enjoy became a minor political spat.
Marrakech, Morocco

Bab Agnaou

One of the two original gateways into the Kasbah, this gateway is a nesting site for storks.
Tosari, Indonesia

Gunung Bromo

Of five volcanoes located in the massive Tengger caldera, this cone is the youngest and most active.
Denver, Colorado

"The Yearling"

A Rocky Mountain city provides a happy ending for a pinto pony and his Brobdingnagian red chair.
Berlin, Germany

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

An imperial church bombed to ruins during WWII now stands as a jagged memorial.
Kecamatan Prambanan, Indonesia

Prambanan

This massive complex is made up of hundreds of smaller temples that date back to the ninth century.
Rome, Italy

'Res Gestae Divi Augusti' ('The Deeds of the Divine Augustus')

A large replica of a monumental Roman inscription is located on the side of this museum.
Calhan, Colorado

Paint Mines Interpretive Park

Wondrous sandstone hoodoos where Native Americans collected clay for pottery, 9,000 years ago.
Angkor, Cambodia

Phimeanakas

A secluded, little-known temple hidden amid the dense jungle.
Acre, Israel

El-Jazzar Mosque

A stunning mosque owes its design to an Ottoman ruler nicknamed "the Butcher."
Arequipa, Peru

Monasterio de Santa Catalina

This 16th-century monastery was founded to cloister the daughters of wealthy local families.
Rome, Italy

Monument to the Fallen of Dogali

An ancient Egyptian obelisk is now used to commemorate fallen Italian soldiers.
Rome, Italy

Fontana dell'Acqua Felice

A monumental fountain in Rome features a large statue of Moses that has been criticized for centuries.
Rome, Italy

Mausoleum of Augustus

This large, circular tomb is the final resting place of the first emperor of Rome.