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Washington, D.C.

Watergate Fountain

The word "Watergate" will forever be associated with the infamous scandal in 1972, but this fountain is famous in its own right.
Washington, D.C.

Andrew W. Mellon Memorial Fountain

A spectacular tribute to statesman and philanthropist Andrew Mellon.
Washington, D.C.

The Sun Building

This nine-story building is the oldest standing skyscraper in D.C.
Alexandria, Virginia

Braddock Road Cannon

This cannon dating to 1755 has stood guard at this suburban intersection since 1915.
Athens, Greece

The Olive Tree of the Acropolis

Legend says this sacred tree was a gift from Athena.
Inverkeithing, Scotland

Forth Bridge

A remarkable feat of Victorian engineering across the Firth of Forth.
Washington, D.C.

Rotunda of the Provinces

An echo chamber with a waterfall wrapped around its base at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.
Aldie, Virginia

Aldie Mill Historic Park

The Aldie Gristmill was once the largest factory of its kind in Loudoun County.
Haroldswick, Scotland

The Viking Unst Project and Skidbladner

Recreations of a Norse longhouse and boat on Shetland's northernmost inhabited island.
Annapolis, Maryland

Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

This statue honors Alex Haley's groundbreaking family story.
Ocean City, Maryland

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

This building at the south end of the boardwalk was once home to the U.S. Life-Saving Service and the U.S. Coast Guard before being rescued itself.
Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket Whaling Museum

Artifacts of whaling, with both its perils and adventure, are housed in this museum in a former candle factory.
Nantucket, Massachusetts

Greater Light

A pig barn converted into one of the most eclectic residences in Nantucket.
Nantucket, Massachusetts

Mister Rogers Icon at St. Paul's Church

Everyone's favorite neighbor is remembered fondly in this small-town church.
Nantucket, Massachusetts

Maria Mitchell Association

Small island science organization offers public the chance to participate in research.
Nantucket, Massachusetts

Captain George Pollard House

The island home of an unlucky whaling captain whose story inspired a great American novel.
Il-Belt Valletta, Malta

Church of St. Paul's Shipwreck

This church is named for one of the most dramatic tales in the early Christian church.
Bristol, England

Edward Everard's Printing Works

This Grade II Listed Building with an Art Nouveau façade once contained a unique print shop.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Tolbooth Tavern

Now home to a drinking establishment, this building has a macabre history.
Sleepy Hollow, New York

Headless Horseman Bridge

The real-life site of Ichabod Crane's infamous gourd attack.
Athens, Greece

Church of Agios Demetrios of Diakos

This Ottoman-era church is hidden amid a busy tourist area.
Athens, Greece

St. Catherine's Greek Orthodox Church

A Byzantine church containing the holy remnants of three saints sits atop the site of an ancient temple.
Athens, Greece

Anafiotika

The Cycladic architecture makes this Athens neighborhood feel like an island paradise hidden in the shadow of the Acropolis.
London, England

Odeon Covent Garden

Formerly known as Saville Theatre, this mid-20th-century entertainment hub includes an ornate frieze.