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Chicago, Illinois

Kinzie Street Bridge

In 2004, a Dave Matthews Band tour bus dumped 800 pounds of waste off a bridge and onto an unsuspecting tour boat below.
Cheltenham, England

Masonic Hall

One of the oldest Masonic buildings in England, and still in use today.
Washington, D.C.

Art Museum of the Americas

The most magical part of this Latin American and Caribbean art museum is a room covered in beautiful blue tiles from floor to ceiling.
Glasgow, Scotland

George Square Imperial Measurements

A small collection of objects of a bygone era hide in plain view.
Cheltenham, England

Neptune Fountain

Believed to be inspired by the Trevi Fountain in Rome.
Washington, D.C.

Japanese Stone Lantern

A gift from Japan, 17th-century lantern stands among the cherry trees at D.C.'s Tidal Basin.
Washington, D.C.

'Spirit of the Haida Gwaii'

A glimpse of the Pacific Northwest‘s indigenous culture in Washington, D.C.
Easton, Pennsylvania

National Canal Museum

Come for the history lesson, stay for the mule-pulled boat rides.
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto Station's Skyway

View Japan's most historic city from a cyberpunk walkway suspended 150 feet above the ground.
Oxford, England

Magdalen College Gargoyles

A cornucopia of gargoyles adorns the oldest portion of Oxford’s Magdalen College.
Bowden, West Virginia

Glady Tunnel

A 1,000-foot-long railroad tunnel under Shavers Fork connected the towns during West Virginia's logging boom until its closure in 1985.
Paris, France

Le Moulin de la Galette

Montmartre's sole surviving windmill became an iconic landmark for 19th-century painters, artists, and bohemians.
Ossining, New York

Double Arch Bridge

At this site, two historic stone bridges spanning the Sing Sing Kill—one right on top of the other.
Singapore

'The River Merchants'

These bronze statues depict the early days of trading in Singapore.
Queens, New York

Hanmaum Zen Center of New York

A temple belonging to the largest Buddhist order in South Korea nestled in the middle of New York City.
Queens, New York

The Kitty Genovese Residence

A young woman's senseless murder led to the controversial psychological theory of the "bystander effect."
Queens, New York

Bayside Cemetery

One of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the city, it is now overgrown with an urban forest.
London, England

St. Bartholomew’s Gatehouse

One of London’s rare Tudor-era buildings is a fate-defying gatehouse for a church.
Malacca, Malaysia

Hang Li Poh’s Well (Perigi Raja)

Initially built for a Chinese princess and sultana, this well was used to secretly assassinate some 200 Portuguese colonizers.
Malacca, Malaysia

Francis Xavier Statue

This statue of the famed saint is missing his right hand, a rare depiction of his posthumous amputation.
Malacca, Malaysia

Hang Jebat Mausoleum

A mausoleum dedicated to a warrior felled by misplaced loyalty and tragic circumstances.
Malacca, Malaysia

Bukit Cina (Chinese Hill)

The largest Chinese cemetery in the world outside of China dates back to the 15th century.
Malacca, Malaysia

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

This gorgeous Peranakan mansion’s family heritage includes a century-old baby gate, which was also used to keep out irresponsible husbands.
Bristol, England

Model of the Matthew

A miniature version of the ship that took John Cabot from Bristol to Newfoundland.