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Edinburgh, Scotland

'Callum'

This painting of a beloved dog will be on display at the Scottish National Gallery at long as the museum exists.
Raposeira, Portugal

Seminário de Santa Teresinha

A devasting 2020 fire left this historic seminary in ruins.
Baarle-Hertog, Belgium

'De Pungelaer'

A tribute to smugglers and the Butter Wars.
Siena, Italy

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

First founded in 1472, this is the oldest bank in the world. Its history may explain why we call financial institutions "banks."
Edinburgh, Scotland

'Woman and Child'

This statue stands as a message against the ills of Apartheid.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Binns Clock

This historic timepiece was a popular meeting place for romantic rendezvous in the 1960s.
Gumi, South Korea

Dorisa Temple

Known as the birthplace of Korean Buddhism, this temple features an ancient, five-story stone pagoda.
Clayton, Alabama

Whiskey Bottle Tombstone

In 1863, a woman buried her hard-drinking husband beneath his beloved booze.
Fairlee, Vermont

Lake Morey Skate Trail

Tracing a path of more than four miles around a frozen lake, this is the longest skate trail in the United States.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'The Next Big Thing . . . is a Series of Little Things'

A public art piece that barely gets recognized, but then that might be the point.
Boston, Massachusetts

Logan Airport 9/11 Memorial

This small glass cube is a peaceful out-of-the-way sanctuary at the busy airport.
Boston, Massachusetts

North End Street Utensils

Silverware in the sidewalk outside a grocery store cements this neighborhood’s Italian culinary history.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's First Street

Historic Hull Street was actually the first street with a proper name in the Boston area.
Boston, Massachusetts

All Saints Way

"Mock all and sundry things, but leave the saints alone."
Boston, Massachusetts

Fenway Victory Gardens

One of the last remaining World War II Victory Gardens in the U.S. is quietly growing across from Fenway Park.
Boston, Massachusetts

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (The Gardner)

Two thousand artifacts from around the world collected by one woman with an addiction.
Boston, Massachusetts

Forest Hills Cemetery

A beautiful Victorian-era cemetery, complete with a miniature village.
New Paltz, New York

Huguenot Street

The oldest continuously inhabited street in America.
Arlington, Virginia

Mary Randolph Gravesite

Recorded as the first person buried in Arlington Cemetery.
New Orleans, Louisiana

St. Louis Cathedral

This cathedral dedicated to Louis IX, sainted King of France, holds many secrets.
Boston, Massachusetts

Polcari's Coffee

Shelves covered in dozens of coffee bean varieties fill this North End institution.
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii Thermopolium

Before it was buried by volcanic ash, this fast-food restaurant fed the hungry hordes of ancient Rome.
York, England

Hidden Wonders of York Minster

Semaphore saints, a golden dragon's head, and a stone carved with religious warnings all call this cathedral home.
Inverkeithing, Scotland

Forth Bridge

A remarkable feat of Victorian engineering across the Firth of Forth.