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Istanbul, Turkey

Tombs of the Sultans

Five sultans and their families rest in eternal splendor, teeming with overlooked beauty and drama.
Cairo, Egypt

Citadel of Saladin

The medieval center of the Islamic world was also once the seat of Saladin's sultanate.
Cairo, Egypt

The Hanging Church

Standing atop 2nd-century Roman ruins, this church is one of the oldest and most iconic in Old Cairo.
Hudson, Massachusetts

American Heritage Museum

War planes on tour promoting "living history."
Sudbury, Massachusetts

Wayside Inn

The oldest continuously-operated inn in the United States, once owned by Henry Ford.
Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis Medina

The ancient heart of Tunis is an enormous maze of narrow streets and alleyways.
Johannesburg, South Africa

Collectors Treasury

Over a million items cram the shelves at Africa's largest shop of used and rare books.
Fourways, South Africa

Montecasino Bird Gardens

Over 60 species of birds inhabit this colorful aviary park in South Africa.
West Rand, South Africa

Sterkfontein Caves

Caves that can't seem to quit producing the remains of prehistoric humans.
Johannesburg, South Africa

Ponte Tower

The tallest residential building in Africa is an unsettling Brutalist monolith.
Johannesburg, South Africa

Neighbourgoods Market

A growing popular hipster market with over 100 local specialties and live music.
Charleston, South Carolina

Rainbow Row

Thirteen pastel palaces in downtown Charleston add a gorgeous splash of color to the city.
Charleston, South Carolina

Tavern at Rainbow Row

The oldest liquor store in the country is a model of resilience and mischief.
Marlborough, Massachusetts

Wayside Country Store

This general store near Boston was once owned by Henry Ford, who had it relocated to a different town using a team of oxen.
Maseru, Lesotho

Lion Rock Mountain

Just outside Lesotho's capital city, a rock formation takes the shape of a powerful predator.
Motloang, Lesotho

Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village

This sandstone plateau once served as a stronghold for Lesotho's King Moshoeshoe I and his subjects.
Lesotho

Ha Kome Cave Dwellings

An 18th-century hideout became a permanent and ongoing residence for one Lesotho tribe.
Jonathans, Lesotho

Subeng River Dinosaur Prints

Take a step into the Cretaceous Period with these preserved dinosaur tracks.
Metolong, Lesotho

Ha Baroana Cave Paintings

The walls of this sandstone outcropping are covered with 2,000-year-old artwork.
Maseru, Lesotho

Basotho Hat

Not only does this shop sell mokorotlo, the traditional hat of Lesotho, the building is shaped like one.
Columbia, South Carolina

Tunnelvision

This psychedelic tromp l'oeil seems to be beckoning drivers to crash into a wall.
Washington, D.C.

The Preamble in License Plates

The preamble to the U.S. Constitution written entirely from vanity license plates hangs in the Smithsonian museum.
Washington, D.C.

Carousel on the National Mall

Washington's iconic carousel has a nice piece of Civil Rights history.
Washington, D.C.

Owney the Postal Dog

A traveling postal dog covered 48 states and more than 140,000 miles, and he lives on as taxidermy, patched up with a rabbit's foot and a pig's ear.