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Auvers-sur-Oise, France

Auberge Ravoux

The room where Vincent van Gogh died.
Hana, Hawaii

Charles Lindbergh Grave Site

The famous aviator's final resting place is a study in natural beauty.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Sky Gate

During the solar phenomenon "Lahaina Noon" this bendy, curvy sculpture forms a perfectly circular shadow on the ground.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Iolani Palace

The only royal palace on U.S. soil has been a territorial capitol, a military headquarters, and a prison for a queen.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Fortaleza Ozama (Ozama Fortress)

The oldest colonial fortress in the Americas was once the home and later prison of Christopher Columbus.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Ruins of the Hospital of St. Nicolas of Bari

The first hospital in the New World.
Havana, Cuba

Viaje Fantástico

No one knows the meaning behind this giant sculpture of a nude woman with a fork riding a rooster in Havana.
Havana, Cuba

Coppelia

Castro's communist ice cream mothership has been serving five-scoop "salads" for over 50 years.
Havana, Cuba

Bacardi Building

After the Cuban Revolution, the famous rum company had to leave their swanky headquarters behind.
Havana, Cuba

Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Once a favorite playground for the world's most illustrious guests, Hotel Nacional's secret weapons and bunkers reveal a more menacing side to its golden history.
Havana, Cuba

La Plaza de la Revolución

A focal point of the Cuban government, this city square features one of the most iconic images in the country.
Havana, Cuba

Callejon de Hamel

A colorful narrow alley in Cuba is full of street art and sculptures made of found objects.
Havana, Cuba

Colón Cemetery

In terms of history and architecture, this is one of the most remarkable cemeteries in the world.
Havana, Cuba

Fusterlandia

A Cuban artist reclaimed his impoverished neighborhood as a dreamy folk art kingdom.
Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston Statue

The world's tallest statue of an American hero.
Galveston, Texas

Oleander Garden Park

The deadly but beautiful ornamental Oleander was planted all over the island of Galveston after the Hurricane of 1900.
Galveston, Texas

S. S. Selma

A decaying concrete oil tanker served as a disposal location for bootleg hootch.
Galveston, Texas

The Kettle House

This tiny, hurricane-resistant house in Galveston is one of the city's most notable architectural oddities.
Texas City, Texas

Texas City Museum

This huge repository of local history housed in an old J.C.Penney's is home to the largest model train set in Southeast Texas.
Texas City, Texas

Texas City Memorial

This memorial marks the devastating day that Texas City was destroyed in a daisy chain of exploding ships.
Houston, Texas

National Museum of Funeral History

Fantastic collection celebrating the final send-off.
Houston, Texas

1940 Air Terminal Museum

This historical air terminal in Houston is slowly becoming an aviation museum dedicated to the city's aeronautical history.
Houston, Texas

Smither Park

A park filled with vibrant mosaics created by more than 300 folk artists.
Houston, Texas

The Big Bubble

There is an unmarked red button hidden over Houston's Buffalo Bayou that is just begging to pushed...