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Paris, France

Site of La Morgue de Paris

The location of this small park was once the site of an infamous public morgue.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Seagull Monument

Next to Salt Lake City's Assembly Hall stands a tribute to some unlikely heroes of early Mormon settlers.
Cologne, Germany

Shrine of the Three Kings

The bones of the Biblical Magi traveled to Constantinople and Milan before landing in their current home inside an elaborate golden reliquary in the Cologne Cathedral.
Ashland, Nebraska

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum

Once a slice of Cold War-era military history, this museum is finding its future in the star.
Sponsored by Nebraska Tourism
Tangier, Morocco

Meeting of the Mediterranean and Atlantic

A sign marks where the two bodies of water meet.
Nice, France

Fontaine du Soleil (The Sun Fountain)

This saucy statue once caused outrage among locals.
Denver, Colorado

Mayan Theatre

One of three remaining theatres in the United States created in the Art Deco Mayan Revival style.
Denver, Colorado

Linger Eatuary

Once a mortuary that held the remains of Buffalo Bill, this Denver hotspot is now a death-fixated restaurant.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Hlavni Nadrazi Vestibule

A historic and beautiful Art Nouveau chamber in a historic railway station.
Boston, Massachusetts

'Frogs in Common'

Created by a local artist, these quirky sculptures each have their own names and personalities.
Chania, Greece

Chania Lighthouse

This stone tower was built to protect Crete from incoming pirates.
Oak Park, Illinois

Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio

The first home and studio that belonged to the famous architect.
Bangkok, Thailand

Golden Buddha of Wat Traimit

This enormous gold Buddha statue was hidden inside a stucco decoy for centuries.
Istanbul, Turkey

Palace of the Porphyrogenitus

Byzantine emperors ruled, lived, and died in this 13th-century palace-turned-museum.
Boston, Massachusetts

Statue of Mary Dyer

Dedicated to a colonial woman who was hanged for being a Quaker.
Boston, Massachusetts

Birthplace of the Telephone

A stone marker commemorating the first time sound was transmitted over wires.
Houston, Texas

Cactus King

A shrine to the royal lord of all cacti.
Houston, Texas

‘Moonwalker’

In Houston's airport, a cow is properly equipped to jump over the moon.
Savannah, Georgia

1996 Olympic Yachting Cauldron

A monument to one of the few Olympic flames ever to be lit outside of the host city.
St. Augustine, Florida

González–Álvarez House

Built around 1723, this is the oldest surviving home in the U.S.'s oldest colonial city.
Bursa, Turkey

Irgandi Bazaar Bridge

This Ottoman bridge is a rare covered bridge with shops, and considers itself the only bazaar bridge in the world.
Istanbul, Turkey

Column of Marcian

The only Roman honorific column in Istanbul.
Bangkok, Thailand

City Pillar Shrine

The pillars inside this small, ornate shrine hold Bangkok's horoscope within them.
Taos, New Mexico

The Three Brujas

Three witches are said to be buried beneath these unmarked concrete graves.